Scaffolding Safety: Working at Height

Working at height poses many risks and it’s important to take the necessary steps to remain safe at all times, including following government guidance in the form of WAHR (Working at Height Regulations) 2005. In this blog, you’ll read some of the ways that Retain Limited keep our employees safe when working at height.

Retain Limited employs well-trained and competent individuals to carry out scaffolding jobs and we also provide our employees with ongoing training, to ensure that everyone has the knowledge to carry out their tasks professionally and safely. This is one of the first steps in creating a safe work environment when working at height, whether that is for roofing, scaffolding or installing solar panels. It ensures that the right safety precautions are taken and that the right equipment is used for the job. It is also important to check the suitability and condition of safety equipment before use as some situations may not require such drastic safety measures.

Preparation before carrying out work is essential and is carried out daily by our employees. Taking into account the expected weather conditions, the overall safety of the roof (if applicable), ensuring that falling materials are either mitigated completely or sufficient measures are taken to ensure no-one will be injured, storing materials safely and have a set plan for any emergencies that may happen.

Reporting any safety concerns before work is carried out is also important, which is why we provide our employees with up-to-date training when necessary. It’s also just as important for our employees to be well trained on how to use safety equipment properly and safely at all times.

Being accredited by SMAS (Safety Management Advisory Services) among many other organisations within our company, means that we have a responsibility to be leaders in Health and Safety procedures within our industry. Our employees are also trained to CISRS (Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme) standards.

These are just some of the ways we help to keep our employees and customers safe when carrying out tasks, from the start of the project to the very end. There are many other legislations that we work closely with, which forms the backbone of our business.

To learn more about our services or to enquire about anything else, please contact the Retain team.

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