Health & Safety

As you are probably aware scaffolding is a high-risk activity and therefore health and safety is of paramount importance. At Lindway Scaffolding the health and safety of our operatives and anyone affected by their works is our first and most important consideration.

We have a progressive health and safety training programme which ensures all our operatives are fully trained and competent. All members of the management team have attended the IOSH Managing Safety course and Matthew Brewin (Director) has passed the NEBOSH General Certificate in Health & Safety. We have 100% of our operatives CSCS registered and all our scaffolders are CISRS registered.

All operatives and clients are provided with a site specific risk assessment and method statement for the works along with a sketch and plan showing the proposed works and a detailed description of what’s required before any works begins. We are CHAS accredited, SafeContractor approved and registered with Construction Line.

We will carry out daily site health and safety audits to ensure we comply with regulations and our codes of practice. And of course as we are an NASC member company we are audited regularly and must adhere to the rules and regulations of the association. This will give you the assurance you need when appointing a competent scaffolding company for your project.

Collective Protection SG4:10

Since the introduction of SG4:00 in 2000 there has been a 40% reduction in the number of falls recorded from a scaffolding/working platform from 27 in 2001 to 17 in 2007. This reduction is despite a 17.5% increase in the number of operatives working within the NASC. SG4:05 as the name suggests has been around now for five years and as with all NASC guidance an update will be produced in 2010.

Following a statement from the HSE that aspects of the traversing or tunnelling methods contained within the current guidance are no longer acceptable and that their withdrawal from the industry guidance will be requested on the next update, the NASC has released SG4:05 Appendix A which is an interim guidance on collective fall prevention systems. A Copy is available from the NASC. See website – www.nasc.org.uk

SG4:10 was released in late 2010 and as from the 1st January 2010 the HSE required scaffolding contractors to implement collective protection within their safe system of works, and regard the NASC guidance as best practice within the industry. Main Quality Scaffolding Contractors will have a duty to ensure their scaffolding contractor is fully compliant and the best way to do this is to use an NASC member company. Lindway were one of the first to introduce collective protection in early 2010 and have provided training for its operatives and already use collective protection methods on the majority of our works.

We now have SG4:15 which is a greatly improved document providing a greater variety of collective protection methods scaffolding companies can use.

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Our management team has over 40 years experience in the scaffolding industry and are able to offer advice and access solutions for your project, large or small.

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