Do you have an upcoming project that requires scaffolding services? Whether you’re carrying out home development work or managing a new build construction, you must consider various factors before choosing your scaffolding company. Chief among these is a proven dedication to safety. Experienced, qualified scaffolding erectors make working at height safer and more efficient, so it’s vital to have complete trust and confidence in those you choose.
In our role as domestic and commercial scaffolding contractors, Moore Scaffolding has a spotless safety record. Operating out of East Grinstead, we cover locations across the South East, including Caterham, Coulsdon, Godstone, Haywards Heath, Oxted, Reigate and Sevenoaks.
For the ultimate peace of mind, we have looked below at how our scaffolding company creates and maintains safe working environments.
Because we fulfil domestic and commercial contracts, the type and size of the projects we work on varies considerably. However, the following best practice requirements, Codes of Practice and regulations apply to all scaffolding works.
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
The Work at Height Regulations 2005
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015
BS EN 12810 2003 – Facade scaffolds made of prefabricated components
BS EN 12811 2003 – Scaffolds performance requirements
NASC SG4:15 – Preventing Falls in Scaffolding
NASC TG20:13 – Guide to Good Practice for Tube and Fitting Scaffolding
Our individual scaffolding erectors also demonstrate their competence with industry-leading credentials. These include training to CITB and CISRS standards. Some of our scaffolding contractors also hold the recognised supervisory qualifications SMSTS and SSSTS. The former allows us to implement the most appropriate safety system for your needs, while the latter ensures we uphold ongoing compliance from all workers.
As a scaffolding company, we are also CHAS accredited, so you can rest assured that we always stay ahead of ever-changing risk management standards.
As the user of scaffolding services, it is your responsibility to ensure the structure assembled on your site undergoes the necessary inspections: after installation or before first use; every subsequent 7 days thereafter; following circumstances that could jeopardise safety, such as adverse weather conditions.
A ‘competent person’ must perform these inspections. The inspector must have training, knowledge and experience appropriate to the type and complexity of the structure at hand.
Our scaffolding erectors fall into the category of ‘competent person’. Like any reputable, customer-focused scaffolding contractors, we happily inspect our own structures as an additional service. This further optimises cost-effectiveness and project efficiency.
During the inspection, we compile a report which notes any defects or matters which could lead to compromised health and safety. This paperwork outlines the corrective actions that we must take. With a permanent record, we can identify any recurring issues.
If we assemble your scaffold entirely on your land, you don’t need a license. It’s only when scaffolding services extend beyond your property’s boundary, sitting on roads and pavements, that you will likely need a license. In such cases, our scaffolding company liaises with your local authority, be it in East Grinstead, Haywards Heath or the neighbouring areas, to secure one.
Moore Scaffolding equips our team with the relevant PPE needed to perform their task safely and to the best of their ability.