16 years ago
others as well.
Mart>When you get a rigger - make sure they know what they are expected to do BEFORE agreeing.
You might have the wrong type of rigger. You want them to come with
the correct equipment.<
And I said:
The MOST important thing to remember when checking out a company doing
rigging is : GET A COPY OF THEIR CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE.
With the proper insurance you'll usually find they're a legitimate
company; no legitimate company will subject you, or themselfs, to the
risk of NOT having insurance.
They should be able to show you proof of: 1. Liability insurance
including medical liability. 2. Property damage insurance covering
machinery. 3. Workers Compensation insurance.
The value of the first two are self evident, the last even more
serious. If a worker were to be injured and the employer not have
insurance you may find yourself (and maybe your insurance company)
holding the bag. This could amount to a VERY large amount of money the
way the courts are handing it out these days. Your liability will vary
from state to state.
Ask for, and receive, a current certificate of insurance BEFORE giving
out the job.
I used to tell my customers the main difference between riggers moving
machinery and a company, or individual, moving machinery was insurance.
I still stand behind that statement.