Five Ways to Protect Yourself When Using Subcontractors
By John Culotta
Hiring third party contractors to perform treatments on behalf of your pest control firm can be an efficient way to manage the peaks and valleys of business. But it’s important to remember that when a subcontractor performs work for you, you are not only responsible for the quality of the work performed. You also may be legally responsible for any claims that arise out of their actions.
Here are five ways to protect your business when using subcontractors.
- Obtain certificates of insurance from the subcontractor, making sure you receive them from a licensed broker and agent. Also make sure that they have limits—the dollar amount the policy will cover—equal to those in your own policy.
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Pest Management Professional - Direct to You Newsletter (Dec 2014)