How we ensure were safe
Health and safety are the number one main priorities.
Our Health and Safety record is maintained to a high standard by using the below methods:
- Inspections – ADS Scaffolding has several scaffold inspectors who will visit a site and inspect the installed scaffolding. We are able to offer a fully documented inspection with the use of the 'scaff-tag’ system.
- Inspections – our scaffolds are inspected every 7 days and our systems monitored and reviewed.
- PPE – ADS scaffolding maintain critical equipment, controlled records are maintained for the purpose of inspection, maintenance, and replacement. all our staff are provided with high-quality PPE to enable them to carry out their work safely.
- Supervisors – ADS scaffolding employ supervisors to manage the scaffolding teams; all our supervisors are trained to SSSTS equivalent and hold the CISRS Scaffold Supervisor cards; to ensure all jobs comply to a high safety standard.
- Risk and method statements – by using method statements tailored for each job and regular on-site toolbox talks we ensure that health and safety remain our number one priority at all times.
All of our Scaffolders are CISRS registered and range in qualification from Part 1, Part 2 and Advanced, whose work is monitored by qualified CISRS Scaffolding Supervisors. In addition to their scaffolding qualification our operatives are also given the necessary Plant and Tool operator training they need to carry out their work.
We increase safety awareness and competence with additional training through toolbox talks on a number of subjects such as: Working at Heights; Site Management and Safety; Scaffold Inspection; Safety Awareness and Risk Assessment.
All of our employees receive customer care training in the form of induction and this is followed up in monthly toolbox talks that focus of H&S, customer care, and any contract specific information
Prior to being allowed to work on site all employees/subcontractors must complete an induction with our site management team. Employees / Subcontractors must evidence that they hold a current CSCS card and current accreditation in working at height, manual handling, asbestos awareness.
Apart from the use of a scaffolding contractor we anticipate that all works will be delivered directly by employed employees. We will only utilise other subcontractors where additional or specialist works are required. We are able to utilise specialist flat roofers, joinery and bricklayers for flat roofs, roofline or roof strengthening / minor brickwork repairs. All subcontractors must complete a supply chain PQQ prior to engagement with ADS Scaffolding (York) Limited. We are CHAS accredited and ensure that any subcontractors we engage comply with the necessary ‘Safety Scheme in Procurement’ protocols we as a business have to follow before allowing them to work on our behalf.
What is CISRS?
CISRS stands for Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme a scheme that has been established for over 40 years that recognises scaffold training. The scheme established in 1960 has seen over 60,000 card holders in the UK alone. There are currently 9 levels of CISRS cards available including;
Working at height
Working at height means anywhere that if safety precautions were not taken a person could fall a considerable distance and cause injury or even death.
- Working above ground/floor level
- Could fall from an open edge
Working at height is not considered any slipping or trips on the level, as a fall from height must include falling from one level to another. It also does not include walking up and down a permanent staircase.