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Health & Safety

Scaffolding Health & Safety At MR

We always strive to demonstrate our knowledge, expertise, and previous training through maintaining optimum scaffolding health and safety at all times. Our Health & Safety Director Matthew Trayfoot works strenuously to ensure that our team never compromise on scaffolding safety guidelines.

Scaffolding Health & Safety

Scaffolding Health & Safety

The Importance of Health & Safety

At MR Scaffolding, we value the importance of considering scaffolding health and safety and best practice for each and every project we undertake. When you choose us for your scaffolding project, you can be comforted with the knowledge that you are in completely safe hands and that all scaffolding safety regulations will be considered and adhered to.

Legislation

As well as the moral reasons behind adopting scaffolding health and safety procedures and ensuring best practices, it is also necessary to remain compliant with industry legislation too. The legislation ensures that scaffolding contractors can be held accountable, these include:

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

Health & Safety Factors that Need to be Considered

Due to the nature of scaffolding work, and the fact that there are potential dangers, there are a number of points that need to be considered in order to maintain safety at all times, for both workers and those in the surrounding areas. Utilising a health and safety checklist will ensure that nothing is missed and all risks are managed. These include the following:

  • Fall prevention
  • Slips and falls
  • Collapses
  • Electrocution
  • Being struck by falling objects
  • Effects of weather
  • Ground conditions
  • Handrails and guards

PPE

Whatever the project, we guarantee that all of our employees will use the correct PPE at all times. These include head protection, non-slip footwear, and fall protection such as harnesses. This equipment dramatically reduces the chance of accidents becoming serious, or even fatal. Our operatives are required to wear six-point PPE and tethered tools at all times:

  • Hard Hat
  • Glasses
  • Hi-Vi
  • Harness & Lanyard
  • Gloves
  • Safety Boots

Tethered Tools are essential when working at height, this further reduces the potential for tools to be dropped from height.

Detailed Planning

It goes without saying that when a plan is created, a process will undoubtedly run more smoothly. Before any work commences, we will always collate a detailed plan to determine the best way to approach each project, with regard to scaffolding health and safety and practicality.

Safety Checks

As stated by legislation, it is vital that scaffolding structures are inspected and checked by a competent person. These checks take place before work starts, and then every 7 days, as well as each time the structure is exposed to harsh conditions. This requires a health and safety checklist to be created and referred to before and throughout the duration of the project.

Our Accreditations

The accreditations we have acquired over the years demonstrate our dedication to constant improvement and passion to reach new heights as a business, as well as our high regard for health and safety.

Our accreditations include:

When you choose us, you can be comforted with the peace of mind that no one involved will be put at unnecessary risk. If you would like to find out more information on our scaffolding services or scaffolding safety guidelines, do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of the team. Visit our Contact Us Page here. We look forward to hearing from you!