Expert Advice & Guidance for Safe Working at Height
With over 100 years combined experience within the industry, IAS Dundee has become a leading Access and Scaffolding Specialist, with the knowledge and expertise to advise on best practice for working safely at height in accordance with the relevant codes of practice for the industry TG20 and SG4.15.
Health and safety is at the centre of IAS Dundee Ltd’s ethos. Our management team reviewed the Health, Safety and Environmental legislation when considering their responsibilities for setting up our Health and Safety Policy objectives to ensure that we create the safest working environment for all. All safety aspects of IAS procedures and planning is further enhanced by all senior members of staff holding NEBOSH qualifications in Construction Health and Safety.
What are the Working at Height Regulations?
Construction itself necessitates work at height. Therefore, the biggest cause of work fatality and major injuries are falls from heights. In an attempt to prevent this, codes TG20 and SG4.15 were introduced to provide a comprehensive set of rules applying to all work at height activity. Our objectives towards fulfilling this policy are to:
- Identify, eliminate and reduce risks to health and safety.
- Work to relevant safety standards which satisfy our statutory requirements and reflect good working practice.
- Consult with employees on all health, safety and welfare issues.
- Ensure that all employees are trained, understand and carry out their job responsibly.
- Continually monitor this policy by auditing and reviewing its effectiveness in the workplace.
- Ensure that our supervisors check that scaffolders work to TG20 and SG4.15 codes of practice.
As such, it is the principle of IAS Dundee to practice and maintain a safe and healthy working environment for all of its employees, clients, operatives, visitors and the general public. We work to continuously review and improve all practices and procedures pertaining to employee welfare, and any necessary improvements are implemented immediately.
Best Practice in Access & Scaffolding
Access and Scaffolding Best Practice is achieved by achieving Control in all work at height activity. Control is managed through proper organisation, planning and selection of appropriate equipment.