Scaffolding is a highly skilled trade that will always carry a certain level of risk, simply from the fact that it involves working at height in often challenging conditions. Here at M R Scaffolding, we pride ourselves on our ability to work on even the most complex scaffolding projects.

Keeping disruption to a minimum level

Ensuring the building work carried out at your commercial or industrial building is performed correctly is something professional scaffolders regard with the utmost importance and always involves careful planning.

One of the main things to think about when using a commercial scaffold system is whether the buildings are in public spaces and need to remain open to members of the public and pedestrians while operations are in progress. Commercial buildings, such as office blocks, frequently need to continue to function as public spaces while work is ongoing, so it is essential that everything must be done with minimal disruption. To ensure the safety of the pedestrians, we always work closely with our clients to ensure close attention to any walkways, checking that the correct measures are in place for pedestrian and traffic management.

It is clear that one of the first things to take into consideration on any commercial scaffolding project is the size and scale of the buildings compared to residential projects. Buildings in this industry are usually much bigger larger and can be more problematic logistically, increasing all the previously mentioned risks that are associated with scaffolding. Any challenging conditions instantly become more hazardous, with strong winds and having to cope with working at heights. A glance at our client portfolio reveals that we regularly erect scaffolding to commercial buildings, which are considerably higher than any domestic building. This is one of the many reasons we have been able to become specialists in providing bespoke solutions within the commercial scaffolding sector.

Working with buildings of varying shapes and sizes

Commercial buildings, such as schools and hospitals, come in an enormous range of sizes and shapes, although they are usually significantly taller than residential properties. Conventional scaffolding methods for commercial projects might not always be an option; it is essential to be able to adapt and use bespoke scaffolding methods and systems to erect scaffolding safely for any building. From inner-city offices in Leadenhall Street to HMS Belfast, a quick look at our portfolio demonstrates that we have an enormous amount of experience in bespoke scaffolding projects. We can tailor our scaffolding services to meet the needs of any project.

The importance of health and safety

Complying with health and safety regulations is perhaps the most critical aspect of scaffolding. It takes on an even greater significance when applied to buildings on a commercial or industrial scale. It’s a fact that trips, slips and falls account for 34 per cent of all injuries in the workplace, and the need to avoid these types of workplace incidents when working at often considerable heights is crucial. As a business we always operate 6 Point PPE with the addition of Tethered Tools; Hard Hats, Glasses, Hi-Vis, Harness and Lanyards, Gloves and Safety Boots. The ability to work safely and well with these additional measures is one of the reasons why scaffolders of M R Scaffolding have a well-deserved reputation for being among the best in the trade.

For nearly half a century, M R Scaffolding has cemented a strong reputation in the sector. The company has evolved to become a specialist in offering access solutions to many areas of the construction industry. For more information about commercial or bespoke scaffolding solutions, contact us today.