How Can a Consultant Help You Stay on Top of Regulations?
If your contracting company does not deal with regulatory issues on a daily basis, you may be unsure of what steps you must take to protect your business and reputation. Thankfully, contractors can work with skilled consultants to help them ensure regulatory and contractual compliance and protect their interests throughout the project lifecycle.
Construction is one of the most heavily regulated industries in the state and perhaps nationwide. Taking shortcuts when it comes to worker safety, community concerns, or environmental issues could result in substantial legal issues, costly fines, and reputational damage to your firm. Furthermore, government agencies may even bar your firm from bidding or working on their projects if your company has received fines or reprimands for environmental or safety incidents.
Beyond those concerns, contractors may be asked to provide support services on projects like providing technical expertise or conducting public outreach. Smaller firms may not have the resources to perform these tasks, but consultants with staff and experience performing these tasks can help.
How can you protect your interests?
A knowledgeable consultant can help contractors anticipate issues and recommend steps to address them before they become expensive, time-consuming, or dangerous. Good consultants have experience working on complex, projects. They have the expertise needed to make cost-effective recommendations and ensure that projects are in compliance. Moreover, they will often have experience working with numerous stakeholders on a project. That experience provides contractors with expertise in coordinating between different regulatory agencies at the same time while ensuring a project stays on schedule and within budget.
A good consultant will ease your concerns and provide value-added services that make up for the return on investment (ROI). If a contract requires you to provide services that cannot be fulfilled by your staff, contact Walden. We can help you fulfill your regulatory and contractual obligations and protect your business. Read our guide about contractor services and call us for more information at 516-701-1681.