We take the health & safety element of our business very seriously and ensure this is prioritised above all else. We have the following in place to ensure the health & safety of our team, other trades and the public.
SJJ Scaffolding hold accreditations and are registered with CISRS, CITB, CHAS, SMAS, SafeContractor and ConstructionLine. All accreditations applications and memberships are renewed and updated annually.
All of our team are CISRS trained and hold CISRS cards. These are kept up to date and assessed every 5 years.
We erect our scaffold in accordance with the latest and most up to date TG20:21 (Technical Guidance). All of our supervisors carry a TG20:21 handbook to refer to if required
We follow the latest and most up to date SG4:15 (Safety Guidance). All of our supervisors carry a SG4:14 handbook to refer to if required.
We carry out and supply risk assessments and method statements for all of our contracted sites. We also have in house risk assessments and method statements for our company premises.
Once the scaffolding is fully erect, a handover certificate will be issued to confirm the scaffold is safe and ready for use.
We complete weekly site inspections on all contracted works.
As a company we hold £10mil Employers and £5mil Product and Public liability Insurances.
We conduct a wide range of Tool Box Talks (TBTs) with the team on a regular basis. These are carried out every couple of weeks to keep our knowledge fresh and up to date. Toolbox talks cover a wide range of subjects from, accidental safety, electrical, tools, equipment and rules. This is additional knowledge and training carried out aside to qualifications and training completed by our employees every 5 years.
We supply all of our team with the recommended PPE and uniform and these are checked visually on a daily basis. As soon as there is any damage to any PPE or uniform that could potentially restrict its safety abilities these are replaced.
In line with our accreditation requirements we carry out a full detailed inspection on all of our equipment and tools on a 3 monthly basis. We then conduct reports of our findings and keep records of this for 5 years.
Equipment is always visually inspected on every occasion of use, this includes when it leaves the premises, before it is used and once it is returned.
Any equipment which does not pass either our daily inspection or detailed quarterly inspection is either repaired, or disposed of.
All our vehicles at SJJ are insured, Taxed and MOTed as and when they should be. We have fleet insurance covering all our vehicle which are used on the roads.
We hold our own Operators Licence which allows us to run 6 lorries and 3 trailers. Having an Operator's Licence requires our company and lorry drivers to comply and maintain health and safety regulations when driving a lorry.
Our lorry drivers have to carry out and fill in daily walk around defect sheets to maintain vehicle safety and be knowledgeable to these guides on a daily basis. Our lorries also have to have PMI’s (Periodic Maintenance Inspection’s) every 6-10 weeks in accordance with requirements.
We have 9 company policies that we abide to, that outline the rules and regulations that we expect our employees to comply with; Health and Safety Environmental, Modern Slavery Quality, Equal Opportunities, Anti-Bribery and Corruption, Mobile and Handheld Devices, Daily Walk around, Drivers Checks and Alcohol and Drugs.