Throughout the process, we will provide a full risk assessment, method statement, staff training, site meetings, PPE and discussion. It is crucial to eliminate all the risks for those using and erecting the scaffolding and those surrounding the scaffolding. Our supervisor holds SMSTS (Site Management Safety Supervisor).
When erecting scaffolding there are specific risk assessments (RAMs) that need to be completed by us at Priority Scaffolding, health and safety is key. It is crucial that before the scaffolding is installed on the property then a safe entrance and exit is made for the homeowners, this must be a safe area where the homeowner is not put at risk of being injured. Not only does it eradicate the risk of physically not being able to leave/enter the property but also eradicating the chances of the homeowner being injured in falling objects or tripping over materials that are left on the exterior of the property.
Before any works can be started the risk assessment process is put in place, this does not only include the owners of the property and the workmen, but also any visitors that may visit the property at this time and any members of the public that may be on your property, whether that being your neighbour or postal worker.
Furthermore, working at heights, it is important that the risks are assessed for working on a residential property. This will cover the chances of materials being dropped and falling from the working platforms, which is one of the most common risks that could put passers-by at risk. Some of the most important requirements that have put in place when assessing the working at height health and safety policy are:
These standards are applied to both domestic and residential projects and although scaffolding appears to be a simple solution to any project, there are many factors that must be assessed prior to the installation process.