When running a construction company that uses a crane, either occasionally or all of the time, you will want to make sure that you always have your own official crane operator on staff. Even though there may be the option to hire someone as an independent contractor for those days, that might not be the best thing to do. Here's why:
You Will Know Their Background
Cranes are heavy machinery that can be incredibly dangerous if put in the wrong inexperienced hands. This is why you will want to have your own crane operator as a part of your regular staff. This is because you are ultimately responsible for what happens during the use of the crane on a job that you are working. You want to know about the training the crane operator has received, how many hours on the crane have been completed, and whether they received the corrected certifications in order to operate it. Having your own employee as a crane operator might also help with the cost of your insurance, as you are not putting your trust in a non-employee to handle such dangerous work.
You Will Always Be Ready
Even though most of the time you will know whether a crane operator will be needed for a job, there may be those occasions when something changes on the job and you are suddenly in need of a crane to be used. With a crane operator always nearby, this will not be too much of an issue. You can just pull him or her from the task that they were working on and have them jump on the crane when the truck brings it in. After all, not everyone can do the job of handling the controls of a crane, but there will be plenty of other people that can do other random tasks on the job site.
You Will Stand Out As A Company
If you are trying to pitch to someone, such as an investor or a big client, you will want to make sure that you are going to be able to stand out from your competitors. Having your own crane operator on your crew list at all times will certainly help you do that. They will see that you are a company that strives to be ready for anything and everything in a moments notice. With deadlines approaching and the unexpected sometimes happening, this is important.
Should you find yourself with a crew that lacks a crane operator, now is the time to start looking for one.
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