DC Scaffolding is committed to providing and maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our workers, contractors and sub-contractors.
We are focused on continuously improving the Health and Safety capability of our people, promoting behaviors that prevent harm, and facilitate best practices throughout all our work related activities, beyond basic compliance with the legislative requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.
We implement policy and procedure requirements within a system of continuous review and improvement, to ensure provision and maintenance of safe systems of work, plant, facilities, substances and structures so far as is reasonably practicable.
We maintain a healthy and safe environment so far as is reasonably practicable, by actively consulting and promoting participation with workers and contractors to ensure they have the required commitment, information, training, skills, supervision, facilities, resources and safe equipment needed to effectively manage risks arising from their work activities.
Our Golden Rules:
All scaffolds to be tagged and checked weekly while in use
All scaffolders and trainees must wear safety harnesses
Always use the tunneling method to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding
You must hook on if there is a risk of a fall
Always work from a minimum 675mm platform or 3 planks wide
Maintain a minimum 450mm clear access on all platforms
All planks must be secured
Ladder access opening must be protected
Ensure safe access to all platforms
All platforms must be kick boarded
Base Jacks and U Head Jacks, maximum extension 300mm
All beams are taped in the U Head before hand over
Handrails Stanchions must be double bolted and have a maximum spacing of 2.4m
Shade cloth to be fitted to the outside of the scaffold
Scaffold Inspection Reports to be filled out as part of the handover
Maximum timber plank span is 1.4m unsupported