7. Ask for certifications, guarantees, assurances
Any form of certification, guarantee or assurance that you can get for a product, service, build-up or full construction project can reduce the risk for all parties involved. Using products that have been certified by credible bodies, means the testing and approval for ‘doing what it says on the tin’ has already been completed. This, in itself, is a time-saver pre-project. The main benefit lies in the ability to reduce the risks involved by using the correct materials, the first time around.
It Doesn’t Stop There!
Taking things a step further, mitigating risk also lies in the setting of priorities, securing data across the whole supply chain, collaborating and utilising a joined–up approach (or ‘golden thread’) throughout the landscape, not overstretching (especially in high–risk areas) and implementing quality assurance plans.