Amphibian Scaffolding strive to achieve a working environment free of work-related scaffolding accidents, as all scaffolding companies should. Based in Burgess Hill, we understand there are numerous hazards when working at height and with scaffolding structures of any kind, which is why we take every step to ensure our scaffolding erectors and scaffolding contractors are fully-trained in health and safety regulations.
We have been providing scaffolding services in Burgess Hill and the South East areas since 2008 and carry out meticulous safety checks during every scaffolding project we undertake. On this page, we have produces some of the key health and safety policies that comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and Work at Height Regulations 2005 laws, which scaffolding companies throughout the UK should all be following. If these essential safety measures are ignored, scaffolding contractors and operatives working on scaffolding structures can risk serious injury to themselves or others.
1. Carry-out a complete risk assessment
Prior to the start of any project that requires scaffolding services, a thorough risk assessment should be completed by site managers and scaffolding erectors. This should involve assessing the area for any potential risks. This is a legal requirement for all scaffolding companies and a vital stage for keeping workers and site visitors safe.
2. Ensuring everyone is adequately trained
When working in any construction role, especially one that involves working at heights, it is essential that all operatives are fully-trained and able to perform the tasks required. Health and safety policies require scaffolding erectors to be qualified in industry approved schemes and follow the correct designs. All Amphibian Scaffolding contractors are CISRS and CITB qualified to undertake regular health and safety training.
3. Constructing safe and secure scaffolding
As one of the leading scaffolding companies in Burgess Hill and the South East, we take pride in erecting scaffolding structures that are safe, secure and compliant. Making sure your scaffolding is installed and tied correctly is essential for the safety of your workers and ensures the scaffolding erected will withstand bad weather conditions and on-going works. We only use British standard scaffold tubes, boards and fittings to ensure all scaffolding is properly erected and fully compliant. As part of our scaffolding services, we also offer shrink wrap scaffolding and encapsulation cover for up to 100% watertight protection.
4. 7 Day Scaffolding Inspections
Maintaining scaffolding structures is vital for the continued safe operation of any scaffolding projects. Inspections should be carried out every 7 days, or after any inclement incident by a competent person or scaffolding inspector, who should undertake a complete check of the structure. Included in our list of expert scaffolding services, is our SMART Scaffolder technology service. We are one of the only scaffolding companies in the South Eat to use this advanced software, which enables our scaffolding erectors and scaffolding contractors to accurately check scaffolding against TG20:13 compliances and European scaffolding standards.