At Abbey Scaffolding the health and safety of our operatives and anyone affected by their works is our first and most important consideration, therefore training is a very important element of our business to ensure high Health & Safety standards.
CISRS Record Scheme
In line with the Major Contractors Group requirements, the Company is committed to achieving a fully qualified workforce.
All operatives possess the CISRS record card (Grade Appropriate).
Our commitment to training has always formed an integral part of our business and training continues throughout all employees, and is continually under review.
Our continued commitment to training requirements demonstrates to our existing and new clients our firm intention to provide a service, which is both safe and adequately supported by the company's management team.
Cuplok / Genlok System Training
Abbey Scaffolding offer alternative scaffolding systems as well as traditional tube & fitting.
Operatives erecting system scaffold receive CISRS approved 2 day product training which is endorsed on their CISRS Card.
Our aim is to ensure the right product is used for your project, on certain projects a system scaffolding solution can save you time and money.
All operatives receive Asbestos Awareness annually to ensure early detection if Asbestos is present on your project.
Workers and supervisors must be able to recognise asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) and know what to do if they come across them in order to protect themselves and others.
Attending a training course on its own will not make a worker competent. Competence is developed over time by implementing and consolidating skills learnt during training, on-the-job learning, instruction and assessment, all of which employees receive as continual in house training.
Scaffolders are fully trained in genuine Layher Allround Scaffolding, attending a Two day course with Layher and completing training in Allround Scaffolding, Stair Towers and Loading Bays.
Layher Allround® Scaffolding is centred on the highly versatile Allround Connector, which features a ‘rosette’ welded onto the upright component that can safely and securely accommodate eight individual connections.
Developed for one-man assembly, irrespective of height, scaffolds can be constructed in three dimensions from each rosette. Ledgers or transoms are connected at right angles with additional components then added at a choice of angles. Installations are automatically centred and correctly located for safe assembly.
Aluminium material means low weight eases transportation and handling, while a hot-dipped galvanised steel option opens up an even wider range of installation opportunities.
Consideration should always be given to alternative methods of installation to avoid work at heights. Having several staff members IPAF trained and our own Cherry Picker we are able to offer alternative methods of installation on certain projects.
A mix of theory and practical training, the training course enables operators to manoeuvre, drive and position various types of MEWPs including scissor lifts, boom lifts, trailer mounted or truck mounted platforms safely and proficiently.
In addition the operators are trained to in pre use checks, inspection, accident prevention and Health & Safety Regulations relating to the MEWP.
SG4:15 & TG20:13
All Employees receive training in NASC Guidance SG4:15 & TG20:13.
With a new title ‘SG4:15 – Preventing falls in Scaffolding Operations’ is described in the new NASC Yearbook 2016 as “evolution not revolution” it continues to focus on the current preventative and protective measures that are classed as good practice, like for instance, creating the ‘Scaffolders Safe Zone’.
Overall SG4:15 reflects the focus of the guidance to protect scaffolders working at height during erection, alteration and dismantling procedures.
Since the HSE withdrew its support for BS 5973:1993 on 31 December 2010, the standard to which tube and fitting scaffolds erected in the UK must be constructed is BSEN 12811. However, this document does not give guidance on the safe systems of work for erecting, altering or dismantling tube and fitting scaffolds and in recognition of this, the NASC produced the TG20 series which started with TG20:05 through to TG20:08 & more recently, TG20:13.