Health & Safety

G-Storm Scaffolding is at the forefront of the North East scaffolding industry and consistently strives to not only have excellent HSEQ (Health Safety Environment and Quality) standards, but to set a benchmark for competitors in the industry to aim for.  Health and Safety is paramount in everything G-Storm does and this emphasis is reflected in the excellent safety record.

Underpinned by excellent, fully integrated policies covering health and safety, environment and quality, G-Storm Scaffolding holds a number of key accreditations including: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, and CHAS Accreditation.

As a company G-Storm invests heavily in a directly employed workforce, as the most valuable assets a company has are its employees.  All personnel benefit from regular, up to date training on not only their specific job roles but also Health and Safety, industry good practice, specialised courses and CITB accredited qualifications.  All site operatives hold an appropriate CISRS card.  G-Storm Scaffolding has a dedicated HSEQ Team who coach, monitor and enforce a strong focus, amongst all staff, on behavioural based safety.

G-Storm Scaffolding’s enviable health and safety track record is achieved through:

  • Innovation – at the forefront of health and safety innovation, G-Storm has patented a simple, yet unique scaffold security device that prevents tampering; and has developed and implemented a vehicle edge protection system, providing workers with a safe area of work for loading and unloading.
  • Professional advice – in addition to G-Storm‘s own in-house personnel, the highest of standards are ensured by utilizing the services of external professional safety advisors.
  • SupervisionG-Storm employ a high ratio of supervisors to manage the scaffolding teams.  All of our supervisors are trained to SSSTS and hold the CITB Scaffold Supervisor cards.
  • Safety monitoring / surveillanceG-Storm systems are constantly monitored and reviewed to maximize opportunities for improvement and prevention.
  • Risk and method statements – by using job specific method statements and regular on-site toolbox talks G-Storm Scaffolding ensures that health and safety remains paramount at all times.
  • Inspections – with a full time HSEQ Team G-Storm are able to offer a fully documented inspection / maintenance service, including where required the use of the ‘safe label’ system.
  • PPE – all G-Storm personnel are provided with high quality PPE to enable them to carry out their work safely.  With safety critical equipment, controlled records are maintained for the purpose of inspection, maintenance and replacement.