Access Solutions Scaffolding, from its early days realised that perhaps one of the most overlooked areas within the scaffolding industry is the quality of the scaffolding operative. After becoming increasingly frustrated with the standard of operative available from labour agencies and recruiting via online portals, we took the long term approach of recruiting and training our staff, creating a quality workforce from the bottom up. Personnel who are recruited through our yard are put through training to become COTS Labourers. Whilst working in the yard they will undertake a full induction into SHE procedures and will participate in various training courses such as:
Manual Handling, Abrasive wheel & power tool use, Fork Lift Operations, Groundsman/COTS course and Health, Safety and Environment testing
After a suitable period of time, our scaffolding Labourers are offered the chance to apply for the CITB apprenticeship to further their careers. Once accepted, they will embark on an approximately two-year course and on completion will hold their Part 2 Scaffolders card along with an NVQ level 2 in Access and Rigging.
We provide access to other training courses for all staff, such as;
EUSR Utility SHEA (Gas) Training, Asbestos Awareness, Working at Height Course, CITB Slinger/Signaller Course, First Aid Training, HGV Training, Lead Hands: Duties & Responsibilities Course, Scaffold Inspection and SSSTS Training
Management of scaffolding operatives is undertaken by a team of CITB trained Supervisors. These Supervisors, undertake regular toolbox talks and harness inspections to make sure our H&S remains at the highest level. With the assistance of our Safety/Training Officer, we ensure the quality of our operations is maintained at all times.