- September 24, 2014
- Category: Business
When it comes to ensuring that you are in good stead to have a successful commercial relocation, it is essential that you are able to get the kind of cover that you need. However, cover does not only come in the form of insurance plans and policies. You will need to understand the full range of different ways in which you can protect your office or business form the difficulties that a removal can bring about. Whilst having insurance on everything may make you feel a fair bit more confident about the process, you may well be aware that premiums will mean that it only makes sense to claim over a certain amount, and if the items that are broken fall below that cost, then you are going to be digging into the company’s own money to replace it, even though you have already paid for insurance. This kind of thing does not really make a huge amount of sense in the long run, so it is essential that you are able to prevent these things from happening in the first place. That is not to say however, that you should avoid insurance in favor of decent packing and planning!
For a start, as mentioned above, you should be aware of the importance of packing and planning to give you a smooth and easy removal. Having a well packed set of boxes will mean that even the shaking of the van will not disturb your items. Luckily, a business relocation will not have as much glass or china ware as a domestic removal, but the fact is that most businesses will have delicate items, particularly involving technology. Be sure that you are either packing boxes extremely well, or using a packing service when you come to get things ready to be moved. Labeling the boxes will also be a big help, as it will ensure that you are never confused as to what is inside a box, and that will ensure that there is no chance of delicate items ending up at the bottom of a pile of heavier boxes.
The packing service idea opens up another interesting point. Insurance on your items may not even be available form the moving services company if they have not packed the boxes. It may sound like a bit of a scam, but it makes sense in the fact that having not packed the boxes, the removal company have no idea how carefully to treat them, which could lead to breakages if packed badly. You will understand that the toss up between saving money by packing yourself and losing the insurance is a difficult one, and one that you will have to decide for yourself. However, with more offices, a full packing and moving deal will be the best option, so as to avoid having employees packing up boxes all day, when they should be working.
Other sorts of cover need to be considered as well. The late exchange aspect of a removal may not apply to a commercial removal, but the fact is that delays that are not your fault, nor the fault of the movers may get in the way of the move, pushing the job in to over time for the moving firms. If this does happen, then they will take over time pay, which can be expensive. Working out a waiver for this in advance, to cover any over time for a set fee will sometimes be a good idea, though again, the toss up is down to you…
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