Health & Safety
A focus on health and safety is at the heart of every project we undertake – from the smallest roofing repair to the most demanding large-scale commercial construction site.
Each employee is trained to the current industry standard from CISRS-registered scaffold labourers through to CISRS-registered advanced scaffolders.
Our teams have the correct competency for each task they undertake and we will maintain their training to ensure these skills stay ahead with the ever-changing workplace and industry standards.
Our clients and staff can be assured that we will provide appropriate levels of supervision while taking into account the complexity of our work and the levels of training and competence of the scaffolders involved.
As a growing business, we want to develop new talent – our trainee scaffolders always work under the direct supervision of our Advanced scaffolders to ensure the best practice is passed on to these potential future leaders within the company.
At City Access we always strive to move with the times regarding how we deliver our service.
In the scaffolding industry Health & Safety has to be a company’s no. 1 priority, not only for the public but for employees and associated contractors.
We were delighted to introduce tethered tool belts and tools to our staff in September of 2019.
These are an innovative product range that is dedicated to reducing falling objects in the working area.
City Access are dedicated in making the scaffolding industry safer for those on and around the working area by preventing dropped tools.
The directors believe that it’s vital to invest in training to develop our workforce and ensure a consistent performance on every project.
To this end, all trainees receive structured, CITB-approved skills training and all staff are accredited in line with industry standards.
Our employee training programme includes:
• Carry out work face risk assessments
• Preform toolbox talks prior to job start.
• Job-specific working at height rescue plans
• Dynamic risk assessment when changes occur to work- scope or conditions
• SG4:15 Working at Height guidelines.
• City Access Scaffolding supplies all employees with the correct PPE & equipment for the tasks they will undertake.
in Health & Well-being
As an employer in the construction industry where one in four construction workers have considered suicide it’s an employer’s duty to be available for their staff as there is often stigma attached to discussing vulnerabilities and/or mental health.
In the fast-paced, often stressful world of business, the simple power of mindfulness, focusing on the present, is often overlooked.
City Access offer all of our team the opportunity to attend an 8 week mindfulness course with The Mindful Enterprise.
Five employees have completed the course to date and its available to ALL of our staff. It’s not mandatory but we would eventually love to say that all our staff have attended.
We have seen improvements in stress levels, coping, emotional balance, levels of worrying.
Transport for London reported a 71 per cent reduction in absence rates due to employee stress and anxiety.
This isn’t something we want to keep for ourselves, if your business is interested…get involved!
So many businesses forget the HEALTH in “Health & Safety!
We would love to hear what good practices your company or employer offers and/or if anyone would like to collaborate then please get in touch with our Performance Director, Kirsty Allan.
in partnership with Capital
We are delighted to have 50% of our staff signed up to a weekly saving scheme.⠀
Managing money can be tough but it’s incredibly important as we can’t predict the future. Saving money can help you become financially secure and provide a safety net in case of an emergency. ⠀
Whether it’s saving for Christmas or spending quality time with family on holiday, this scheme has been successful in helping our staff to manage their money more effectively.
Meet Ryan Scott, QHSE Manager.
Ryan comes to City Access with over 12 years experience within the scaffolding industry.
During Ryan’s time as a scaffolder, he completed a Bachelors of Engineering degree to further his career. This was 6 years of open learning all whilst working full time.
Just two years into Ryan’s studies he became an apprentice Scaffold Designer, shadowing our Principal Engineer, Kevin Roarty, which helped progress his learning.
After completing University, Ryan furthered his learning and went on to achieve his NEBOSH, SSSTS, TWCTC, Advanced SITS. Ryan has expressed that these are what drove him towards his passion for health and safety for his colleagues.
From Scaffold labourer to QHSE Manager, Ryan is a great example of working from the ground up.
“Health and Safety advisors often get a bad reputation and I want to change this.
There is the common practice of people hiding from Health and Safety officers, I believe operatives should relish having someone coming in to check on their health and safety.”