If you’re considering hiring scaffolding for your East Grinstead building project, it’s important to pay due regard to health and safety. Of course, a professional East Grinstead scaffolder will know what is required, but even if you’re an ‘amateur’ builder, you’re still responsible for the safety of everyone on your site.
Here are some health and safety tips to think about if you’re using scaffolding in your East Grinstead building project:
- make sure any East Grinstead scaffolding companies you use are competent and adequately skilled at identifying and dealing with health and safety risks
- get specialist advice when planning high-risk work, for example on contaminated land
- ensure anyone working on the site is given full information about health risks and a full site induction, so they know how to work safely, report problems or respond appropriate in an emergency
- take out insurance to cover the safety of everyone working on your site and the general public around it.
If you choose to engage the services of an East Grinstead scaffolding company to erect and maintain your scaffolding, then of course much of this will be taken care of for you. This is why many self-builders choose to use an East Grinstead scaffolder rather than doing it themselves, as it is one area where you really can’t afford to go wrong.