Industry-recognised qualifications and practices
We are proud members of NASC, the trade body for access and scaffolding and an affiliated recognised standard in the UK and all our scaffolders are CISRS trained, which more than meets the prerequisites of the NASC membership.
As part of our membership with the NASC, we undergo detailed and full audits periodically. These audits cover management and team training, processes and pricing, risk assessments, method statements, Environmental, Health & Safety, and Slavery policies, welfare, offices, PPE, equipment, certificates and qualifications for harness inspection and site works.
Safety and equipment checks
We conduct analysis and checks on our scaffolding setups to ensure they are safe and fit for purpose. These are recorded in Site Assessment sheets, and each checked structure is assigned a physical tag to confirm the date of inspection.
Our scaffolding structures undergo rigorous safety checks that include tie-testing –to ensure they will bear the weight requirements; doors to reduce the risk of falls and large gaps; secure ladders between levels and trapdoors for ease of access to levels below and above. Standard scaffolds are secured to walls and those required for listed, protected or older buildings use alternative solutions that will not touch or damage the building.
Equipment wear and tear is inevitable and to ensure ours is safe and up to standard, we conduct regular checks and servicing for any damage that may have occurred.
Safety is our priority and we promote the Safety First Initiative throughout the company to remind and inform our employees. Our scaffold team are all first aid trained and our internal compliance team set processes as well as scheduled and random audits to ensure we keep our safety standards high. We also receive annual external safety audits.
Our scaffold director holds NEBOSH, and our scaffold managers hold Advanced Scaffolder and Advanced Scaffold Inspector qualifications. Advanced Scaffolding Inspectors are qualified to plan out the designs received from Scaffold Designers when the project falls outside of the common scaffolds (TG20).
Onsite, Supervisors also undergo Advanced Scaffolder training, either as basic or qualified scaffolders. Operatives are CISRS trained through the Construction Industry Training board (CITB) and every team onsite consists of First Aiders. Further regular training briefs our operatives on evolving technologies, practices, equipment and Health & Safety practices.
We choose quality and safety over cost and our suppliers and designers are long-term trusted partners. All the equipment we use adheres to the British Standard as a minimum, and is fully traceable.
We take our environmental impact seriously and endeavour to minimise waste wherever possible; recycling notched site boards for toe or base boards, recycling any damaged or unusable equipment via recycling dealers and using biodegradable oils to reduce water supply contamination.