Should I Use an AFRA Accredited Removalist?

If you’re like most people, when you’re moving, there’s a lot on your mind. Figuring out what you are taking with, what you’re giving away, and what you will need for your new home. Researching schools, parks, and amenities in your new neighbourhood. Even tying up loose ends for your current home is a lot of work, whether it’s having your post forwarded or shutting off electricity and phone service.

The last thing you want to do is worry about whether you have the right removalist.

The good news is that if you choose an AFRA accredited removalist, you can relax about that decision. Here’s why.

They’re Insured

When you’re moving, you want to make sure your removalist is insured, not only for damage to your stuff, but also that they have public liability insurance. That protects you if anything goes wrong during the move, and AFRA accredited removalists have to have full insurance.

They’re Accredited

In order to become an AFRA member, removal companies have to meet all the association’s standards. That means they have to have all the right equipment, their vehicles need to be in good repair, and they have to follow industry best practices.

AFRA accredited removalists don’t only have to become accredited – they have to stay accredited too. That means they have to keep passing regular audits, so they can’t let their standards slip once they’re accredited.

Their Staff Are Well Trained

Another important factor in the decision to choose an AFRA accredited removalist is that all of their employees need to be properly trained. Sometimes, people outside the moving industry think that all you really need is big muscles. However, there’s a lot more to it than that.

Whether it’s how to properly package various items, proper packing and unpacking techniques or health and safety training, it all makes a difference. AFRA accredited removalists have to have all the latest training, so you can be sure they’re more than just a set of biceps.

You Have Recourse

Perhaps one of the most important reasons to choose an AFRA accredited removalist, for customers, is that it gives you recourse in the unlikely event that things don’t go according to plan.

AFRA has dispute resolution processes that are fair and unbiased. They review information provided by customers who are not happy with the service they have got, and they can take action on your behalf if they find that you were not given service that meets industry standards.

Reach Out to Find Out More

Southside Removals is a proud AFRA member. If you’re looking to hire an accredited removalist that serves the greater Sydney metropolitan area and surrounding locations, we’d love to talk.

Our team is committed to providing removalist services that not only meets and exceeds AFRA standards, but also that leaves our customers delighted. If you’re moving, you’ve got enough on your plate. Let us do some of the heavy lifting of planning and executing a successful move.

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