Our inspection team are all time served NVQ 3 Advanced Scaffolders as well as holding both advanced scaffold inspection and scaffolding supervisor cards. Our Bridgend inspection testing and managed services cover Mid Glamorgan and South Wales. These services include one off audits to give you peace of mind with a new scaffolding contractor, handover inspection or full management of your weekly inspections. We also offer anchor tie testing.
Why do you need scaffolding Inspections?
Working at height remains one of the biggest causes of fatalities and major injuries. Common cases include falls from ladders and through fragile surfaces. According to the HSE, ‘Work at height’ means work in any place where, if there were no precautions in place, a person could fall a distance liable to cause personal injury (for example a fall through a fragile roof).
What do we do?
We ensure work is properly planned, supervised and carried out by our team of competent people with the skills, knowledge and experience to do the job. In short we use and employ correctly, the right type of equipment for working at height.
Taking a sensible approach when considering precautions. For example, low-risk, relatively straightforward tasks will require less effort when it comes to planning and there may be some low-risk situations where common sense tells you no particular precautions are necessary. So what control measures are needed?
First we must assess the risks. Factors to weigh up include the height of the task, the duration and frequency, and the condition of the surface being worked on.
It seems obvious but you can reduce risk by avoiding work at height where it's reasonably practicable. This means balancing the level of risk against the measures needed to control the real risk in terms of money, time or trouble.
Where work at height cannot be easily avoided, prevent falls using either an existing place of work that is already safe or the right type of equipment.
Minimise the distance and consequences of a fall, by using the right type of equipment where the risk cannot be eliminated.