You might have the wr 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.
dennis in nca