Risk Assesment - Health & Safety
Removals are constantly falling through or completing late holding up the handing over of keys due to solicitors leaving things till the last moment.
Charges you incur due to late completion can be claimed back from solicitors or the persons responsible for the late completion and handing over of the house keys. All this can be avoided quite easily as we have found out working in Scotland and Europe. Solicitors do not tell you when you are moving and what date you are moving on it is not their job. Solicitors work under your instruction and they do what you ask them to do at a time that is good for you not them. Speak to the people in the chain and work it out to complete the day before you move then do the handover of the keys the following morning. We do this on almost all our distance removals and we have not had a single problem yet. It is simple and straight forward and it removes the stress of moving and it gives you the whole day to move into your new home. That simple action alone is reason enough for you to simply speak to the others in the chain and come to a simple agreement.
Winter weather brings along with it all the major risk factors any removals company no matter who they are fear the most, (Ice, Snow & Frost).
Before we arrive it is the client’s responsibility to clear the paths and drives of snow and ice. This means you need to shovel the snow away and salt the paths making it safe for or lads to carry out their loading and unloading duties. If our lads have to clear paths and prepare drives and walkways when we arrive there will be an added charge of £60.00 as this is not part of our contract. The client needs to make it safe for the removals company.
There will be a lot of wet boots and footwear coming and going in both properties due to the use of salt to melt the ice. It is the clients responsability to cover and protect the floors and carpets. We will take precautions to carry out the removal in the safest possible way. We are unable to remove footware due to health and safety which is why you must protect floors and carpets. We do ask the client to have regular hot drinks available for the lads as they will be working in the cold and wet. Working in these conditions can affect the porters due to the wind chill effect which causes injury and accidents.