Health and Safety

At Scaffolding response we are obliged to follow certain H&S standards, this also includes residential scaffolding projects.

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Our Health and safety notes

Safety compliant scaffolds are required for a large range of domestic repairs and restorations. Commonly residential works include; replacement of roof tiles, installation of double glazed windows and building extensions.

The standards that apply to the scaffolding industry are set by both government (UK and EU) legislation and long established professional bodies. The relevant regulations and organisations are:

  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

  • The HSE

  • The Work at Height Regulations 2005 and the Work at Height (Amendment) Regulations 2007

  • The National Access and Scaffolding Confederation

  • The Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme.

These laws and bodies apply as much rigorous scrutiny to scaffolding services that are delivered on residential premises as those on commercial or industrial sites. Indeed, there’s an argument to be made that there are particular issues that need to be addressed because people often continue to live in, enter and exit their properties while the work is carried out.

These specific risks need to be assessed and addressed by professional scaffolders.

TG20 standards

Residential scaffolding also requires the use of equipment that meets safety standards. This includes tubes, fittings, platform boards and much more.

The National Access and Scaffolding Confederation issues practice standards, referred to as TG20, for erecting safe scaffolds and the residential scaffolding hire industry to ensure that quality tube and fitting scaffolding is implemented at all times.

TG20 essentially provides a definition of safe systems of work when constructing, using and dismantling scaffolding. Some of the issues that the guidance covers are:

  • Ease of access along the full length of the working area

  • Load bearing capacities on different types of boards used on the platforms

  • More specific information on the differences between sheeted scaffolds and debris netting

  • The maximum height allowed for netted and sheeted scaffolds

  • Good practice on lift heights

  • The appropriate use of light duty structures, which is generally used more often on domestic projects

  • Full definition of basic scaffolds, which are also generally more suitable for work on individual residential homes

  • Recommendations on how scaffold inspections should be carried out

  • Standards on the ties required on independent residential scaffolding, which is a structure that needs to be used where people live in listed buildings

  • Practice and recommendations on scaffold bracing.

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