Working in a high risk industry requires a robust Health & Safety management. iScaff has successfully met the health and safety requirements for the ACC Workplace Safety Discount.
All projects undertaken by iScaff are carried out by highly experienced scaffolders holding Certificates of Competence from elementary to advanced levels.
iScaff is also a member of Site Safe and of the professional scaffolding and rigging association of New Zealand (SARNZ).
All new employees and temporary workers will be inducted to their work and to any significant hazards they might encounter while doing their work. They will complete and sign the Workplace Introduction Form, to ensure they understand their workplace procedures and responsibilities. New staff will receive complete PPE and all of iScaff’s Health & Safety documents.
iScaff has developed a training policy and is able to train its staff on all scaffolding levels (elementary, intermediate and advanced). Regular assessments which are recorded in the training plan ensure continuous development of staff skills. iScaff also provides in house rescue from height and harness training. Additional the company offers truck driving training courses and supports employees in attaining full class 1 and 2 driver licenses and forklift licenses.
With the training and competency register iScaff ensures that all certificates, e.g. certificates of competence in scaffolding, comprehensive first aid certificates are up to date.
iScaff Ltd provides each employee with an individual job description specifying key tasks and expected performance standards.
iScaff is committed to providing and maintaining a drug and alcohol free workplace. We do regular random drug and alcohol testing to ensure a safe work environment for our employees and anybody else.
Before each job the teams receive a detailed job sheet and have to complete a ‘Hazard Management and Task Analysis Site Report’. The report has to be signed by each team member.
Any incidents (accidents and near-misses) are reported to the management, recorded and investigated. Each truck holds ‘Injury and Incident Forms’ as well as a ‘Vehicle Accident Information Sheets’ to be filled in for any truck accident. iScaff Ltd encourages its employees to report any incidents and upon investigation to be able to learn from them, take corrective action and improve the workplace safety for all people involved.
iScaff holds a hazard register that is distributed to each employee and regularly updated. Different topics are discussed and refreshed with employees in regular tool box meetings.
Employees have especially during toolbox meetings the opportunity to identify further hazards, decide if they are significant and discuss measures of their control. iScaff also conducts Safety Culture Snapshot Surveys.
Outside toolbox meetings employees are encouraged to report any hazards they observe any time e.g. during job briefings each morning in the yard and on site to the lead hand.
Scaffolding User Instructions
To ensure all authorised scaffolding users are operating in a safe and compliant manner, please make sure all users have read our Scaffolding User Instructions before entering onto the scaffolding.