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Factors to consider when hiring underwater services

When hiring underwater services, there are many factors to consider. You want to make sure you are using the most cost-effective solution, but it is also important that the company has a reputation for quality work and satisfied customers. The following are some of the questions to ask yourself when selecting an underwater service provider.

-What type of equipment do they provide?

The type of equipment used during an underwater excavation or recovery project can vary significantly. While some companies may be able to work with you on the types of vehicles and other equipment they bring, others will have a fixed list of vehicles and tools that they use. Ask potential service providers what vehicles and tools they will bring to your project.

-How many personnel will be on-site?

The number of personnel on-site can also vary significantly depending upon the project and your specific needs. Potential service providers must disclose how many people they will bring to your job site and what their qualifications are. This way, you know who to expect at the Jobsite, and you can make sure you are prepared for the number of people.

-What is their salvage experience?

A potential underwater service provider should be able to provide you with a list of jobs they have completed in the past. The project types will vary widely, but it is helpful if they mention any types of jobs that are similar to yours. For instance, if you are looking for a company to recover a sunken vessel, ask them if they have done anything similar in the past. In addition, ask about their experience with your type of project. This will help you determine whether they should be able to complete it successfully or not.

  • What is their regular operating schedule?

It can be helpful to know when a potential underwater service provider typically performs their jobs. Most companies will have regular operating hours, but some may be available for after-hours or weekend work if needed. Be sure that you are aware of the company’s availability before hiring them so that you can take advantage of their services.

-Have they worked in this area before?

If your project requires the use of local underwater services, it is helpful to know if they have any experience working in your general location. Ask potential service providers about their experience working near you and try to find out whether they are familiar with the specific waterways around the job site. This will reduce inconveniences caused by unfamiliarity with the area.

-What are their safety procedures?

At the beginning of every job, underwater service providers should have detailed safety procedures in place to help ensure your safety and theirs. When selecting a company, make sure you are comfortable with their procedures and that they have a strong safety record.

-Do they have insurance?

When hiring underwater services, you need to ensure that all of their employees are properly insured. They will need worker’s compensation policies as well as liability coverage for accidents on your property. Any reputable company should be able to provide their insurance information for you.