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Meet And Exceed Requirements

Here at Priority Scaffolding health and safety is key, we are a family run business that prides ourselves on high-quality service and safety. We understand the importance of not only adopting but also adapting working practices to not only meet but also exceed the requirements to meet the latest legislations.

The leading scaffolding services that we provide include:

  • Risk Assessments (RAMs) (Which will include highlighting specific hazards and ensuring that they are prevented to avoid injury)
  • Handover Certificates
  • Scaffolding Tags
  • Safety Inspections (This will be confirmed in the initial handover certificate and then will be required every 7 days that the scaffolding is erected)
  • Debris Netting (A durable, heavy netting that protects workers and passers-by from falling debris)
  • Scaffolding Crash Deck (A temporary scaffolding to stop debris falling during a demolition)
  • Birdcage Scaffolding (Typically used when ceiling works are required)
  • Brick Guards (A durable mesh barrier along the scaffold toeboard and handrail)

The importance of health and safety is paramount to us and we take great pride in providing you with trust and reliability when working with Priority Scaffolding, we will ensure to provide you with expert advice and guide you through the process every step of the way. Ensuring that each of our scaffolders is thoroughly trained is essential, with them all CISRS trained and committed to high-quality workmanship by following the SG4:15 and NASC TG20:13 guidelines.

As a leading scaffolding company, we understand the importance to follow health and safety standards, this includes those for residential scaffolding projects. It is key if you are a homeowner and you wish to start on important renovation works, the scaffolding that is provided should be a safe environment for both the workers during the project and the family of the household. We take great pride in ensuring we have an exemplary safety record and are truly committed to ensuring our record of safety remains impeccable.

For domestic projects, there are a wide variety of safety complaint scaffolds that will be required. Some of the most common residential works that will require scaffolding are the replacement of roof tiles, installing double glazed windows and building an extension to your property. All of these jobs will require scaffolding.

Whether it is contractors working on the scaffolding, members of the public or our own workforce we will guarantee to provide full risk assessments, safety policies and method statements.

Throughout the scaffolding industry, which is guaranteed to be met by Priority Scaffolding is the standards that are set by the UK Governments and well-established professional bodies. The most important regulations are as follow:

  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • The Work at Height Regulations 2005 and the Work at Height Regulations 2007
  • The HSE
  • The Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme.
  • The National Access and Scaffolding Confederation

Each of these laws and legislation is there to protect both workers and members of the public, in many cases when scaffolding is erected around a building, the building will still be either lived in or worked in. If this is the case, understandably, people will still be entering and exiting the property so ensuring their safety is key.

Specific Risk Assessments

Throughout the process, we will provide a full risk assessment, method statement, staff training, site meetings, PPE and discussion. It is crucial to eliminate all the risks for those using and erecting the scaffolding and those surrounding the scaffolding. Our supervisor holds SMSTS (Site Management Safety Supervisor).

When erecting scaffolding there are specific risk assessments (RAMs) that need to be completed by us at Priority Scaffolding, health and safety is key. It is crucial that before the scaffolding is installed on the property then a safe entrance and exit is made for the homeowners, this must be a safe area where the homeowner is not put at risk of being injured. Not only does it eradicate the risk of physically not being able to leave/enter the property but also eradicating the chances of the homeowner being injured in falling objects or tripping over materials that are left on the exterior of the property.

Before any works can be started the risk assessment process is put in place, this does not only include the owners of the property and the workmen, but also any visitors that may visit the property at this time and any members of the public that may be on your property, whether that being your neighbour or postal worker.

Furthermore, working at heights, it is important that the risks are assessed for working on a residential property. This will cover the chances of materials being dropped and falling from the working platforms, which is one of the most common risks that could put passers-by at risk. Some of the most important requirements that have put in place when assessing the working at height health and safety policy are:

  • Ensuring the use of adequate handrails and edge protection,
    (this will help minimise the hazards of falling objects)
  • Secure and strong working platforms must be installed and must guarantee to bear weight sufficiently
  • All necessary equipment must be adopted to prevent injury if items were to fall to the ground
  • All scaffold structures are to be used as they are intended and must not alter the structures after full plans are put in motion and without consulting an expert first
  • The scaffold equipment is to be examined and checked regularly to eradicate any faults that may occur over time.

These standards are applied to both domestic and residential projects and although scaffolding appears to be a simple solution to any project, there are many factors that must be assessed prior to the installation process.

It Is Essential To Us That Safety Standards Are Met

It is essential that when providing residential properties with scaffolding then all safety standards are met. This includes the safety of the platform boards, tubes, fittings and much more. The NASC requires standard practices, which are typically referred to as TG20, this is essential to abide by erect safe scaffolding and ensuring quality fittings are implemented at all times. It is important that the framework is secure and safe for both the public, the homeowners and the workman. The essential risks are taken into account when securely erecting scaffolding from ensuring that the maximum height is determined which allows for netted and sheeted scaffolds to follow the recommendations on how scaffolding inspections should be carried out. As a company, we understand following all government guidelines is key to providing a safe, reliable and trustworthy service.

Priority Scaffolding guarantees to abide by health and safety guidelines and provide a safe service to both residential and commercial construction sites, with a wealth of knowledge and experience within the industry we are able to provide efficient safety service as well as ensuring that everyone on site is safe.

The leading scaffolding services that we provide include risk assessments (RAMs), which will include highlighting specific hazards and ensuring that they are prevented to avoid injury, debris netting which is durable, heavy netting which protects workers and passers-by from falling debris, scaffolding crash deck which is temporary scaffolding to stop debris falling during a demolition, birdcage scaffolding which is typically used when ceiling works are required, safety inspections which will be confirmed in the initial handover certificate and then will be required every 7 days that the scaffolding is erected, brick guards which are a durable mesh barrier along the scaffold toeboard and handrail, handover certificates and scaffolding tags.

Priority Scaffolding is an accredited member of CHAS and will continue to seek the most profound advice whilst following all Government guidelines that are put in place to guarantee that the highest standard of health and safety standards are met at all times.

Contact Priority Scaffolding

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Priority Scaffolding via telephone – 01223 411 377. You can also contact us on our Facebook Page.

Priority Scaffolding – Health & Safety