Reading our home page, you may have noticed that we have a fair few affiliations with a real range of schemes and bodies. If the acronyms didn’t make much sense to you, read on. Here we’ve penned down a bit of information about each of them, and what our partnership with them means in practical terms. Familiar with them and more interested in booking domestic scaffolding hire or commercial scaffolding hire in Folkestone or elsewhere in the UK? Call us today on 01304 213 960.
Construction Line – Touting itself as Britain’s premier procurement and supply chain management service, Construction Line provides homeowners and companies with access to over 25,000 construction service suppliers, including our team of domestic scaffolding hire and commercial scaffolding hire experts based near Folkestone. Companies registering with Construction Line must meet all PAS 91 standards, and provide information on their working practices. Finding a contractor through Construction Line can simplify the procurement process and ensure you find a reputable company that is capable of delivering the project in question.
CHAS – The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment scheme is a market leading provider of health and safety pre-qualification. If you’re searching for a scaffolding hire company that delivers a safe and low-risk service, then CHAS certification is definitely something to keep an eye out for. To be CHAS certified you must undergo a very thorough health and safety assessment that looks at every aspect of your process, from domestic scaffolding / commercial scaffolding design, to erection and inspection techniques. Be wary of Folkestone scaffolding hire companies that lack CHAS accreditation.
SAFE – SafeContractor is a third-party company that accesses UK contractors, including domestic scaffolding and commercial scaffolding companies like ours, on their approach to health and safety. By testing each company who registers with them on their risk management and compliance capabilities, they are able to form a database of “SAFE” contractors, which consumers and businesses around Folkestone can browse to ensure that they take on a company that won’t let them down by putting lives, property or a project at risk.
ROSPA – A registered charity, ROSPA campaigns for better health and safety legislation across all industries while providing support for those who have experienced accidents themselves. They also aim to continue to reduce workplace accidents by educating and training employers. As domestic scaffolding and commercial scaffolding hire comes with certain inherent dangers, we felt that by working with ROSPA we could continue to develop our safety practices to ensure that we keep our incident record spotless.
CITB – This stands for the Construction Industry Training board. As its name might suggest, this organisation helps train and develop construction staff in all sorts of areas. All our staff are trained to CITB Scaffolding Level 3, meaning they’re highly qualified to deliver domestic scaffolding hire or commercial scaffolding hire solutions in Folkestone or somewhere further afield. We work with the CITB to ensure that whenever new legislation governing scaffolding hire or working at height comes into effect, that our team are trained to adhere to it.