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OX Scaffold | Health & Safety

Emergency Procedures

 

A prompt warning to anyone else on the premises could save lives.

 

The emergency procedure is a plan of actions to be conducted in a certain order or manner, in response to an emergency event.

Quick and effective action may help ease the situation and reduce the consequences. In emergencies,  our operatives are:

 

  • well trained and competent;

  • take part in regular and realistic practice; and

  • have clearly agreed, recorded and rehearsed plans, actions and responsibilities.

 

Planning 

 Health and safety policy is under constant scrutiny with a view to minimising hazards in the workplace.

Our team carry out a full survey before starting planning or erection to find workarounds for any potential problems like power lines and level, firm foundations.

We take into account essential concerns such as ladders, load weights and supports throughout the design and ensure that our erection teams are fully conversant with the latest health and safety legislation so that good practice and compliance can be attended to throughout the build.

 

Training and PPE

 Our Scaffolders are all trained under the CISRS scheme and work with regulations and guidance of TG20.13 and SG4.

 All operatives hold current CSCS cards

Our managers also hold current and up to date SMSTS and First Aid qualifications 

Our team adhere to working at height regulations and are equipped with full fall arrest equipment.

Regular checks are carried out on all equipment to ensure highest standards are maintained 

Hazard Control

Action item 1: Identify control options

Action item 2: Select controls

Action item 3: Develop and update a hazard control plan

Action item 4: Select controls to protect workers during nonroutine operations and emergencies

Action item 5: Implement selected controls in the workplace

Action item 6: Follow up to confirm that controls are effective

Additional measures

  

OX Scaffolding also works closely with our clients and construction partners to ensure that our policies and procedures achieve the same goals. 

 

As well as regular CPD for all our staff, we also carry out non-vocational training and Occupational Health monitoring for all staff. 

Weekly, company-wide toolbox talks, allow us to pass information to operatives efficiently and as new information comes to light.

We also have an internal training programme, which focuses on Health, Safety and industry skills; this encourages individuals to achieve their full potential in a safe working environment.