The construction industry is highly competitive and even more so when the economy is flourishing. As demand increases, the ability to find skilled contractors to complete jobs becomes more difficult, and new companies’ startup and bid for jobs they may not be qualified to complete. Therefore, there is a heightened need for project owners and general contractors to find subcontractors that are properly trained and insured. Some of the benefits of becoming a CERC are:

  • Learn about the potential environmental risks your company may face and how to mitigate them
  • Differentiate from your competition by providing environmental training to your staff and protecting yourself against potential pollution claims
  • Including the CERC Certificate with your qualifications is a great way to rise above your competition and win more bids
  • Properly trained employees help to reduce environmental, health and safety incidents, improving your experience modification factor which affects your workers’ compensation insurance premium
  •  Obtain true pollution liability insurance coverage to protect you in the event of a costly pollution cleanup due to your contracting operations at a job site
  • Should there be a claim that you are not at fault for, pollution liability insurance will cover your defense costs as well

Finding ways to differentiate your business in the marketplace can be challenging. Becoming a CERC builds confidence and relationships with general contractors and project owners, and helps manage your environmental risks. For more information on the CERC requirements, see the Class I requirements for general and trade contractors.

The construction industry is highly competitive and even more so when the economy is flourishing. As demand increases, the ability to find skilled contractors to complete jobs becomes more difficult, and new companies’ startup and bid for jobs they may not be qualified to complete. Therefore, there is a heightened need for project owners and general contractors to find subcontractors that are properly trained and insured. Some of the benefits of becoming a CERC are:

  • Learn about the potential environmental risks your company may face and how to mitigate them
  • Differentiate from your competition by providing environmental training to your staff and protecting yourself against potential pollution claims
  • Including the CERC Certificate with your qualifications is a great way to rise above your competition and win more bids
  • Properly trained employees help to reduce environmental, health and safety incidents, improving your experience modification factor which affects your workers’ compensation insurance premium
  •  Obtain true pollution liability insurance coverage to protect you in the event of a costly pollution cleanup due to your contracting operations at a job site
  • Should there be a claim that you are not at fault for, pollution liability insurance will cover your defense costs as well

Finding ways to differentiate your business in the marketplace can be challenging. Becoming a CERC builds confidence and relationships with general contractors and project owners, and helps manage your environmental risks. For more information on the CERC requirements, see the Class I requirements for general and trade contractors.