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Fully Independent CISRS Advanced Scaffolding Inspections

 

ABOUT

Cymru Scaffold Inspections aims to make the scaffolds safer places for contractors and scaffolders to work upon or near and to supply a robust, professional and trusted service to my database of clients with a Scaffold Inspection service that is compliant with all the requirements of the Health & Safety Executive, TG20:13, SG4:10 and SG4:15, by ensuring inspections are carried out every 7 days by an CSRIS Advanced Scaffold Inspector solely dedicated to Scaffold Inspections.

Scaffold inspections are the legal obligation of the Scaffold Hirer or User, this should be conducted prior to Handover, before first use and every 7 days thereafter.  These scaffold inspections should also take place after adverse weather conditions and major adaptions. 

There have been well documented cases in the past, highlighted in various forms of media where a scaffold inspection ceases to take place or  is late, overlooked or unrecorded by the Principle Contractor, Client, Hirer or User, creating a potential for incidents, injuries and a poor regard for the requirements of Health & Safety, or in the very worse case scenarios, injuries and fatalities.

At Cymru Scaffold Inspections we eliminate the neglect of scaffold inspections and ensure compliance is maintained in order to meet the requirements of the Working at Height Regulations 2005, TG20:13 and SG4:10. 

Inspected by experienced CRSIS Advanced Scaffold Inspectors able to inspect all scaffolds, Cymru Scaffold Inspections, scaffold inspections are carried out to ensure scaffolds are erected in accordance with Working at Height Regulations 2005 and TG20:13.

Cymru Scaffold Inspections can give a free Quotation and Site Visit upon receipt of enquiry within 24 hours of the initial enquiry, equipped to meet all of your scaffold inspection requirements.

OUR EXPERIENCE

OVER 10 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN THE INDUSTRY

Cymru Scaffold Inspections provide Scaffold Inspectors who are qualified and competent, with vast experience in conducting Scaffold Inspections and audits, Cymru Scaffold Inspections offer a service using the latest Information Technology with records kept and stored as GDPR and HSE Regulations, long after project completion and scaffold has been dismantled.

Trained and qualified to carry out any type of Scaffold Inspection, including complex designed scaffolds at any named location including Power Plants, Steel Works and other large scaled projects.

FULLY QUALIFIED

Inspected by experienced CRSIS Advanced Scaffold Inspectors able to inspect all scaffolds, Cymru Scaffold Inspections, scaffold inspections are carried out to ensure scaffolds are erected in accordance with Working at Height Regulations 2005 and TG20:13.

Learn more about our qualifications and the legislative requirements and best practice in our guidance and best practice section. 

CLIENT PROJECTS

Previous and Ongoing Advanced Scaffold Inspections have taken place at the following locations and for the named contractors:

 

  • University West of England, Bristol for Interserve

  • Laytown Viaduct, Dublin Eire for Irish Rail

  • Reading Grirls School, Reading for Interserve

  • Kings Langley Comprehensive School for Interserve

  • Tata Steel, Margam for various contractors

  • New build homes in Sketty, Swansea for Kier Living

  • Eastgate House, Cardiff for CPS Construction

  • Aberavon House, Port Talbot for Hacer Devlopments

  • Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Llantrisant

  • Llandarcy Academy of Sport, Neath

 
 

INSPECTION AND REPORTS 

Cymru Scaffold Inspections provide Scaffold Inspectors who are qualified and competent, with vast experience in conducting Scaffold Inspections and audits.  Trained and qualified to inspect all types of complex design scaffolds to CISRS advanced inspection level. 

The scaffold inspection will include all ladders, staircases and components of the scaffold, the design for more complex scaffolds will need to be produced prior to arrival at site in order to perform the scaffold inspection and provide an optimum level of inspection

Electronic (emailed reports) with photographic attachments are sent to the Hirer / Client/ Principle Contractor within 24 hours of the Scaffold Inspection being completed.

After each scaffold inspection, you will receive a fully detailed scaffold inspection report within 24 hours of the scaffold inspection as per The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulation 1998, Report of results of every inspection made in pursuance of regulation 6(3).

The Scaffold Inspection Report will include the following details:

 

  • The name and address of the person for whom the inspection was carried out;

  • The site location of the scaffold inspected

  • The date and time of the inspection;

  • A description of the scaffold type inspected;

  • Details of any hazard identified that could cause harm to the user; 

  • Recommendations to bring the scaffold in line with current regulations; 

  • Details of any further action required;

  • The name and position of the person making the Scaffold Inspection

  • Status and Condition of the scaffold

  • The requirement for modification/remedy if there are faults

  • Photographs of faults

  • Information from TG20:13 regarding compliance and best practice

  • Recommendations on how to amend and alter faults in the scaffold.

 

The scaffold inspection report should note any defects or matters that could give rise to a risk to
health and safety and any corrective actions taken, even when those actions are taken promptly, as this assists with the identification of any recurring problem.

Photographic evidence of the findings can be accessed within the report.  A copy of the Scaffold Inspection report will be stored securely for 3 months after the scaffolding has been removed from site as stated in the Work at Height Regulations 2005

 

PROJECTS

 

HSE REQUIRMENTS

To meet the requirements of the Work at Height Regulations 2005
scaffolding should be inspected:


• After installation /prior to being used
• At least weekly thereafter
• Following any circumstances which could jeopardise the safety of the installation such as high winds/adverse weather conditions. So even if a scaffolding structure was inspected just the day before it should be inspected again if for example there were high winds overnight or reports of event such as an earthquake in the region.


It is the responsibility of the hirer/ user to ensure that scaffolding has been inspected in line with
the regulations.


HSE guidance stipulates that all scaffolding inspections should be carried out “by a competent person whose combination of knowledge, training and experience is appropriate for the type and
complexity of the scaffold.”


Competence may have been assessed under the CISRS or an individual may have received training in inspecting a specific type of system scaffold from a manufacturer/supplier. The default competence is widely held to be a Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme
qualification.


Regular statutory inspections of the scaffolding shall take place at least every 7 days or after any event likely to have affected the scaffold’s stability and recorded in the scaffold register (See appendix C). The tag type system (if used) will also be updated to record the inspection.The Scaffold Inspection Report must be completed after the inspection and a copy of the report delivered to the person for whom the inspection was carried out within 24 hours of the inspection taking place.


The scaffold inspection report should note any defects or matters that could give rise to a risk to health and safety and any corrective actions taken, even when those actions are taken promptly, as this assists with the identification of any recurring problem.


Note: Any tag system is a supplementary check only and does not replace the statutory inspection and report as required within the Work at Height Regulations 2005.


All initial and weekly scaffold inspections must be undertaken by a competent person who has attended a nationally recognised scaffold inspection training course. (e.g. CISRS Scaffold Inspection
Training Scheme (SITS) Basic or Advanced), alternatively a CISRS Scaffolder or Advanced card holder is competent to inspect structures up to the grade of their card i.e. CISRS Scaffolder Basic Structures, and Advanced Scaffolder all structures whereas a more complex structure should be inspected by a CISRS Advanced Scaffold Inspection card holder.


For more complex structures such as a Designed Scaffolds, an Advanced Scaffold Inspector should be used in order to meet the required of such an inspection.


All scaffolding inspections should be carried out by a competent person whose combination of knowledge, training and experience is appropriate for the type and complexity of the scaffold. Should the Contractor not have in his employ a qualified inspector, he may instruct the scaffolding
contractor to carry out this duty on his behalf. This should be by separate instruction to the main contract.


http://www.hse.gov.uk/construction/safetytopics/scaffoldinginfo.htm

GUIDENCE AND BEST PRACTICE

TG20:13 (NASC) is considered to be Industry Standard and is Technical Guidance on the design code for tube and fitting scaffolds BSEN12811 -1 within the UK. SG4:15 Preventing Falls in Scaffolding (NASC) is a safety guidance note on the safe system of work that Scaffolders employ to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding within the UK, again this document is considered to be Industry Best Standard. Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS) The Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS) has been the industry recognized scaffold training scheme for over 30 years.

It is the preferred scaffolding qualification of all the major organizations including CSCS, NASC, HSE, UKCG, T&G, UCATT and the largest scaffold systems manufacturers System Scaffolding Product Training Scheme (SSPTS) is product awareness training for system scaffolds. National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) is recognised as a Trade Association for scaffolding contractors in the UK.

 

Health and Safety Executive ( HSE ) It is the body responsible for the encouragement, regulation and enforcement of workplace health, safety and welfare, and for research into occupational risks in England and Wales and Scotland. Statutory inspection of scaffolding on site to be undertaken in accordance with the Work at Height Regulations 2005 (Regulation 12), TG20:13 and SG4:15 (for safe Scaffolder working practices).

Note: The Scaffold Inspection Report is to be completed in conjunction with the
statutory scaffold inspection register.


Further information https://www.nasc.org.uk/?s=scaffold+inspections

CONTACT

Cymru Scaffold Inspections can give a free Quotation and Site Visit upon receipt of enquiry within 24 hours of the initial enquiry, equipped to meet all of your scaffold inspection requirements.

Call Us: 07980 985053
ENQUIRIES

Use the form below to tell us about your enquiry or to simply schedule a telephone appointment at your convenience  Please be as detailed as possible to help us best serve your enquiry, we recommend that you describe the issue you are experiencing telling us what you would like to achieve.  Alternatively, feel free to call us to book or discuss an inspection. Our general response time is one business day.

Head Office

20 Glenroy Avenue,

St.Thomas,

Swansea

SA1 8D

 

Email: donmurray96@hotmail.co.uk