There are many factors that must be taken into consideration when you’re starting up a construction project; from personnel, all the way down to site standards and requirements. One integral component is, of course, equipment. Sourcing the right equipment that will allow your people to complete their job to the best of their ability is absolutely imperative, especially when it comes to completely the work correctly and doing so to deadline. Naturally, scaffolding is part of the equipment you might need and in fact without it, completing the work at all is often entirely impossible!
There’re all sorts of reasons you may need scaffolding. Working at heights can be done to a great degree of accuracy and safety via scaffolding, it used in architectural construction and maintenance, as a walkway or access ramp and it is even often used as hand rails and safety measures. The truly malleable extent to which the construction of scaffolding can make life easier for us all in a whole range of capacity means of course that it is used frequently all over the world. Here at AGC Scaffolding, we’re sticklers for detail, quality and accuracy and that wouldn’t be possible if we didn’t place as much precedence on safety as we do on each of those elements. That in mind, here are our scaffolding safety basics!
We’re finally in the thick of January; 2013 is well underway, and as such, new projects and developments are starting up all over the country. With the housing market set to stay stable this year and the construction industry always upping the ante, many projects are still in their preliminary stages, and that means planning. Whatever you’re planning, and however late in the year you may be looking to get the ball rolling, it’s always best to get the details arranged and in place early, and, that in mind, have you sorted out your scaffolding?
It can be difficult knowing who to trust when it comes to scaffolding work. With the myriad of health and safety regulations and the fact that it can potentially be the difference between great work and what appears to be a cack-handed slap-dash job, the importance of getting it right is crucial. How then, do you decipher which company to use, how do you know which people are correctly qualified, and how can they be easily identified at all times. The answer to all these questions is, of course, CISRS – The Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme.
As the authority on all aspects of the industry, the organization is linked with CITB Construction Skills, who consistently produce training and as a result the most qualified, knowledgeable and competent new members of the construction business.
That in mind then, the latest addition to the company’s fine record includes the production of these CISRS scaffolder cards. With a host of information easily deductible from a range of elements included on the card, these little bits of plastic symbolize the quality of work you can expect to receive from the carrier, as well as his or her authenticity and professionalism.
Naturally the cards have a whole range of features, and better than us sat here trying to dress it up in words, we invite you to please your eyes with this informational video, straight from CISRS themselves!
Of course, we here at AGC are both CITB and CISRS certified, so expect to see all of these shining examples of quality in the scaffolding services we provide in and around Aylesbury