At Amber we make health and safety our number one priority. Erecting and maintaining scaffolding is not without risk but since we started trading in 1990, we’ve always put safety first, no matter the scale of the job.
We have worked on many large contracts such as airports, railway stations and public utilities as well as on cathedrals and smaller domestic contracts for house extensions. We always take the same scrupulous approach to safety, without compromise, and our record is second-to-none in the industry.
We employ a fully trained Health & Safety manager who has over 30 years’ experience in the scaffolding industry and has overseen many different projects for Amber. Ensuring our employees are aware of all health and safety requirements for the specific job is key.
As well as training, our H&S manager also holds toolbox talks with staff, where a specific safety issue may be covered on site before the start of a contract or daily shift. Less formal than induction processes, toolbox talks are a way of keeping everyone on their toes regarding safety.
The H&S manager will issue the workforce with copies of all the relevant information on control measures and risk for each project before work begins. He also makes random, unannounced visits to ensure that all work is being carried out according to the site’s method statement and risk assessment.
All of the above has proven to be very effective in reminding staff about safety on a day to day basis and, at additional cost, we can also provide weekly visual inspections of scaffolding for clients, recording details of these in on-site H&S files.