THE JR Group has confirmed the launch of a scaffold inspection service as part of its new training services division.
The service will provide a seven-day scaffolding inspection in accordance with the Working at Height Regulations, 2005. The firm said the launch meets ‘massive demand’ from the sector, offering a fully compliant service to comply with SG4.
As well as mandatory weekly inspections, the team will also provide one-off and independent scaffold inspections, anchor tie pull out testing, PASMA aluminium tower inspections, advanced design structure inspections, and incident and accident investigations.
Ronnie Charters, HSEQ manager for JR Scaffold, will be leading the new inspection service. He said, “We are very excited to be able to offer this invaluable service to the industry considering the current high demand, and at the same time satisfying the shortage of accredited, competent personnel available to carry out this type of work. The demand for this type of service is massive as there is a conflict of interest once a company erects a structure and carries out its own scaffold inspections. Introducing an impartial company to carry out audits and inspections provides peace of mind for all involved.
“By using a service like this, it will ensure that all scaffold structures meet appropriate safety standards before first use, and they will be inspected at intervals of no more than the seven days until it is dismantled. It will inspect structures after extreme weather conditions, high winds or any other events likely to affect its strength or stability, as well as after any substantial additions or alterations or after any unauthorised or third-party interference.
“We look forward to rolling this service out, providing much-needed support to the sector.”