FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Yes – Our staff hold CPCS Appointed Person, CPCS Lift Supervisor CPCS Slinger/Banks man to name just a few of our crane tickets. We also have hired in plant insurance. We regularly supply cranes for our contracts all over the UK

At Smiths we believe that early involvement really helps with the smooth running of a project. Ideally we like to agree a project at least 1 month in advance of the site start date. This allows us time to develop any RAMS, crane lift plans (if required) etc. It also allows us to forward plan our labor, ensuring the right team for the job.

That said, the construction sector does not always allow for this and usually we are available within 3-4 weeks notice. Sometimes jobs do slip so we may be available sooner than you think!

It is always best to phone/email us in the first instance to see when we are next available.

At Smiths we employ 5 team leaders with supporting staff to ensure we are able to run with 5 contracts at any one time. We do however, have the ability to merge these teams for larger contracts.

Yes and we are SMAS accredited. 2 staff members are also SMSTS accredited. We also utilise BSG (Building Safety Group) to assist with all our H&S needs. This includes accident reporting, minimising hazards to random unannounced site visits to ensure all our staff are adhering to our H&S policy.

At Smiths, we have learnt over the years that you are only as good as the staff you use. This is why in 2016 we made the decision to employ our carpenters instead of relying on sub contractors. By having staff we are able to work closely with them to identify training needs and ensure they work to our strict high quality levels. When needed, we will utilise sub contractors but only once they have been vetted and will help support an existing team of employed staff. We believe that by employing staff and investing on their future, we get greater commitment and quality from our carpenters.

Our dedicated team leaders are aware of the quality of workmanship we expect and are always held responsible for ensuring they deliver quality work.

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