Scaffolding and Safety Netting in Dartford | Health & Safety

Working with scaffolding has its risks, with some of the major causes of injury to scaffolders being from handling of materials, falls or being hit by falling objects. This is why scaffolding companies have a legal duty to provide adequate information, instruction, training and supervision, to ensure their scaffolding contractors carry out work in a safe manner. At McQ Scaffolding Ltd in Dartford, we take Health and Safety very seriously. From providing quality safety netting to performing rigorous site inspections, strict company policies are followed in all aspects of our scaffolding and crane services. Find out more about them on this page.


Our Company Health & Safety Policies


All those who work in the scaffolding industry have their part to play looking after their own health and safety, as well as others. McQ Scaffolding Ltd are proud to have one of the best health and safety records out of any other scaffolding companies operating in Dartford, Essex and the surrounding South East counties. We do this by following strict company policies at all times, some of which we have listed below. For any further details about scaffolding safety, crane services or safety netting, do not hesitate to contract our professional and friendly team on 07834 241 185.


Essential Training

All scaffolding contractors must be fully qualified and undertake regular refreshment training in Health and Safety. At McQ Scaffolding Ltd, our scaffolders hold the following certifications and accreditations:


  • IPAF (International Powered Access Federation)
  • CISRS (Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme)
  • FASET (Fall Arrest Safety Equipment Training)
  • CHAS (Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme)
  • CITB (Construction Industry Training Board)
  • NPORS (National Plant Operators Registration Scheme)


Industry Standards

All our scaffolding, safety netting and crane services must be fully compliant with the latest industry policies. Whether erecting, dismantling, altering, inspecting or supervising scaffolding operations in Dartford or anywhere else in the South East, we ensure the highest standards are met. Current industry regulations that our scaffolding contractors (and all UK scaffolding companies) must adhere to at all times include:


  • Working at Height Regulations 2005 (WAHR)
  • TG20:13 (Good Practice Guidance for Tube & Fitting Scaffolding)
  • BS EN 12811 (European Standards for Scaffolding)
  • SG4:15 (Preventing Falls in Scaffolding Operations)


Personal Protective Equipment

Scaffolding contractors and other workers on site, such as operators carrying out crane services, must be provided with and wear PPE where required. It should also be used and maintained correctly. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) helps to prevent accidents and health problems when working with scaffolding and associated products like safety netting.


Examples of PPE commonly used by our scaffolders:


  • Hard Hats
  • High Visibility Vests/Jackets
  • Hearing Protection
  • Safety Boots/Shoes
  • Eye Protection
  • Harness/Fall Arrest Devices


Safety Netting

Falling objects can kill or seriously injure anyone working below or passing members of the public. To avoid items falling from scaffolding, having the scaffolding structure wrapped by safety netting can help to minimise this risk. There are many advantages to fitting safety netting, that our clients in Dartford and the wider South East area benefit from:


  • Protects people underneath high level work areas from falling materials or tools
  • Safety nets installed below reduce the distance a person in a high position can fall
  • Improves confidence of workers allowing them to work more efficiently


McQ Scaffolding Ltd is one of the most trusted scaffolding companies in the South East. We are proud to boast an excellent Health and Safety reputation, which is why clients in Dartford and the surrounding areas come to us again and again for safe scaffolding structures, crane services and high-quality safety netting. Do not just take our word for it either, head over to our client testimonials page to see what our customers say.

Looking for reliable safety netting and scaffolding companies in the Dartford area? Call 07834 241 185 today to speak with one of our fully trained and experienced scaffolding contractors.

McQ Scaffolding Ltd