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One key way in which scaffolding contractors can protect themselves from accidents is by the specification and maintenance of proper programmes of independent scaffold inspection. By law scaffolds must be designed and erected, then inspected before first use and weekly thereafter by a competent person. Failure to perform these inspections has lead to numerous accidents, many of which have had fatal consequences.
The problem that emerges is, in the aftermath of a major failure, one of the first questions that the HSE will be asking is "how did you know it was safe?". They will be looking closely at the inspection records and determining who was responsible for maintaining the register, examining what training or experience that person possessed in order to enable them to be deemed 'competent' to do so. If an employee of the Scaffolding or Principal contractor made the inspections, however properly, then questions may well be asked.
Winters Safety Services Ltd are Health and Safety Consultants to the Scaffold, Access and Construction Industries. We have over 30 years experience in the Scaffolding, Construction and Petrochemical Industries. We are the leading Scaffold Safety Consultancy in Scotland, offering a wide range of services to Scaffolding Contractors, Construction companies, Local Authorities and many more.
We offer advice on Scaffolding and Access safety, Tender evaluation, Cost effective access solutions, and a Retained Consultancy Service.
Our clients include Scaffolding Contractors, Building and Construction Contractors, Local Authorities and more.
Winters Safety Services Ltd was established in 2000 and have training updated regularly to account for changes in the scaffolding Industry, We have also been information members of the National Access and Scaffolding Confederation for a number of years and are updated with changes and guidance.
Our consultants are trained
to Advanced Scaffolder level and have Advanced
Inspection training (CISRS).
We are market leaders in inspection and consultancy for the access industries and offer a full, independent scaffolding inspection service.
If you would like to discuss employing Winters Safety Services to undertake inspections of scaffolding on your behalf, please contact a member of our expert consultancy team on 01236 728290.