It is workman's comp insurance that you need to worry about the guy having
that is doing the work. If you hire anyone to do anything they need to carry
workman's comp or they can sue you if they get hurt working for you.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:towertalk-
> email@example.com] On Behalf Of K7LXC@aol.com
> Sent: Saturday, April 19, 2008 7:26 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tower Climber Protection - Insurance..!!
> In a message dated 4/19/2008 5:48:43 A.M. Central Daylight Time,
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> > 1. - If you Pay/Hire anybody to work on your tower/antenna's ... they
> must be bonded...
> Umm, I think you mean insured. A surety bond is a bond given to
> the recipient against loss in case the terms of a contract are not
> filled. In
> other words, that the project you paid for is completed. If not, you can
> file a claim against the contractor's bond to get some money back.
> In ham circles, liability and risk exposure are the issues - not that
> the contractor didn't finish the job to your satisfaction.
> In just about all cases, in order to get a contractor's license you
> to have insurance and bonding. The problem with ham tower climbers is
> they typically have neither.
> Steve K7LXC
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