Free Euro 2016 England Shirt

Qualify for a Free Euro 2016 England Shirt When Ordering This July

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While qualifying for the Euros 2016 was a nail-biting process for football teams across Europe, it’s incredibly easy to qualify for July’s special offer at Zig Zag Access.

Step up to the centre spot at our conveniently situated Leeds store July 2016, and if you spend just £100 in a single transaction, we’ll send you on your way to victory with a genuine FREE Euro 2016 England shirt along with the contents of your order.

Whether you’re a wannabe striker, midfielder, defender or goalkeeper, Zig Zig Access can kit you out with a free Euro 2016 England shirt that fits you perfectly. We have M, L, and XL sizes available in a choice of three different colours – white, red or blue – although please be aware that these are subject to availability. All you need to do to tackle this football-themed free gift is make a single transaction of at least £100 (N.B. £100 minimum order excludes VAT) at Zig Zag Access – the Number One scaffold and low-level access specialist in Leeds – by 31st July 2016.

Competitive prices and free delivery

Because our products are priced so competitively, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how far your money can go when you hire or buy scaffold and low-level access equipment from our Leeds depo. And, to help you get the most out of your Zig Zag Access experience, we even offer a free 3-working-day delivery service within a fifty-mile radius of our store on Gelderd Road, Leeds. If you live or work further away and you wish to hire equipment, you can either collect your products from our depot or arrange delivery from as little as £10 each way.

Another way we can help you get excellent value-for-money is through our exclusive special offers.

Every month, we choose one of our most popular products and shave a considerable amount off its retail price, allowing you to grab an amazing bargain. Some months, we even apply discounts to multiple products. However, as our special offers are time-limited, you’ll have to act fast if you want to take advantage.

Because we’re a key supplier of companies and contractors all across West Yorkshire (and often beyond), each of whom have different hire and sales needs for scaffold and low-level access equipment, we make sure that our special offers are designed to suit a wide range of requirements. For example, one month, we might offer you the opportunity to trade-in your old ladder for a shiny, new one at a reduced cost, and another, we might plunge down the price of professional hop-up platforms.

Furthermore, just because we like to drop our prices from time-to-time doesn’t mean that you’ll receive anything but the best-quality products.

Find out more about how Zig Zag Access can help keep you supplied with scaffold and low-level access equipment on a hire or sales basis by visiting our Leeds store, online shop or applying for a trade account today.

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Boxing Ring Tower Hire Yorkshire

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As the most popular scaffolding and low level access equipment hire company in Leeds, West Yorkshire, Zig Zag Access regularly works with several notable firms in the West Yorkshire area, supplying them with specialist equipment for all manner of projects. While many of our business partners work in the construction industry, they don’t just require scaffolding for external building work.

For example, a short while ago, we supplied Talk Access Limited (which is also based in Gelderd Road, Leeds) – a scaffold erection company – with a boxing ring tower for Bagnalls decorators. Bagnalls were decorating the Parkinson Building at Leeds University. The Parkinson Building is a Grade II listed art deco building and campanile, the latter of which stands at 187 foot tall, making it one of the tallest buildings in Leeds, West Yorkshire. Thus, decorating the interior is anything but a simple task.

Bagnalls, which has been performing painting and decorating services in Yorkshire for almost 140 years, is the principle painting contractor to the University of Leeds. Many of the university’s historic buildings, including the Parkinson Building, require sympathetic interior redecoration. Their ceilings, in particular, often need specialist attention. Gaining access to high ceilings can be problematic unless you have the right equipment for the job. Therefore, many Yorkshire companies choose to hire their scaffolding and low level access equipment through Zig Zag Access.

Boxing ring towers

Boxing ring towers are perfect for tasks that require you to work on ceilings, be it constructing them, repairing them or decorating them. Boxing ring towers have a large platform base and create an extensive working area, which are extremely useful for working on ceilings.

Hire boxing ring towers and scaffolding from Zig Zag Access today

Our boxing ring towers have a maximum platform height of 4.2m, which can cover areas of 5.8m/5.1m x 2.5m/3.2m. N.B., smaller sizes are also available to hire on request. This type of scaffolding is known for being particularly stable, and can be easily fixed to ceilings.

You can hire or even purchase boxing ring towers from Zig Zag Access, as well as a vast range of scaffolding and other types of low level access equipment. We deliver to West Yorkshire, parts of North, South, and East Yorkshire, as well as other areas as you can see on our Hire page. We can also provide you with bespoke scaffolding solutions, and are happy to discuss this further either over the phone (0113 279 9000), via our online contact form or in-store. In addition, we may be able to attend a site survey (as we did in the case of Talk Access for the Parkinson Building) if your project is a specialist one that needs expert advice.

For easy, fast, and efficient scaffolding and low level access equipment hire and sales, we offer new customers the opportunity to apply for a trade account with us online or via telephone. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to ask our team of experts at Zig Zag Access.

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Scaffolds, Ladders, and Access Equipment Hire in Halifax

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With more than 5,128 vacancies in the construction industry with 25 miles of the Halifax area at the time of writing, business appears to be booming across West Yorkshire and beyond. However, as the demand for experienced construction workers is currently outstripping the amount of suitable employees, there’s an increasing number of contractors coming into the Halifax and West Yorkshire areas who need quick, reasonably priced, and easy access to scaffolds, ladders, and low level access equipment.

Reliable hire of scaffolds, ladders, and low level access equipment

Unless you were born and raised in Halifax or currently work in West Yorkshire, you may be unaware of our access equipment sales and hire company – Zig Zag Access.

Zig Zag Access helps companies across Halifax, Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire, Nottinghamshire, and The Midlands with construction projects. We stock a vast range of access equipment in our Leeds city centre depot, and can deliver the majority of items to locations that fall within our delivery areas on a hire basis.

Low Level Access

Our low level access platforms are suited to a variety of tasks – both internal and external. Our extensive range of podiums and folding towers allow you to select the right product for the task at hand. However, should you need expert advice on which type of low level access equipment your project would best benefit from, don’t hesitate to ask our team of professionals at Zig Zag Access. You can hire Alpha Step, Delta Deck, Sherpascopic, and Zap 2 podiums and platforms for jobs that require a platform height of up to 4.2m and a platform size of between 0.6m x 0.44m and 5.8m x 3.2m.

Scaffolds

Scaffolds are required for many construction projects that are carried out in Halifax and Yorkshire. Because they come in so many different shapes and sizes, buying them all in and finding a secure place to store them is pretty much impossible for most construction companies. Therefore, Zig Zag Access offers a vast selection of scaffolds for hire, including the Octo 250, Stairwell Towers, and Boxing Ring Towers.

Scaffolds provide security, comfort, and flexibility for construction contractors, and if you choose the Octo 250 tower, you’ll have a wider choice of working heights than any other system. Its climbing frame design allows for 250mm centres on a full-size 2m frame and up to seven smaller-sized frames.

Ladders

There’s a reason why Zig Zag Access is known as THE go-to place for trade ladders in Halifax, as well as throughout Yorkshire. We stock an extensive range of Aluminium Extension Ladders, Combination Ladders, and Roof Ladders, as well as specialist ladders – all of which are certified to BSEN 131 standard.

Our experienced team will be happy to advise you on which ladders are best suited to any particular job. So, feel free to ask our advice either in-store or over the phone.

Hire made easy with a Zig Zag Access trade account

Apply for a trade account with Zig Zag Access today, and you’ll be able to hire scaffolds and other types of access equipment quickly, easily, and conveniently.

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Trade in your old ladders and save on a brand new set!

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Unfortunately, ladders don’t last a lifetime, and if you continue to use a ladder that’s rusty, rickety or creaky, you could be putting yourself and others around you in danger. This is why our springtime special offer is too good to pass over. Throughout April and May 2016, we’re encouraging you to retire your old ladders and stepladders with our Ladder Part Exchange Programme and save a significant amount of money on replacements at the same time.

That’s right. You don’t even need to dispose of your redundant equipment as we’ll take care of it for you. Simply give us a call on 0113 279 9000 or visit us in our Leeds city centre store in West Yorkshire to find out more.

When you trade in your old ladder or steps, we’ll give you an extra 10% DISCOUNT on a brand-new ladder, but don’t delay because this amazing deal expires on 31st May 2016.

Get a leg up with ladders at Zig Zag Access

Zig Zag Access stocks one of the biggest ranges of ladders in the whole of Yorkshire, and when you buy from us, you can be sure that all of our products conform to BS EN 131 standards. The ladders we stock are ideal for trade use and include common specialist types, including double and triple aluminium extension, roof, and 3-way combination ladders, as well as telescopic, loft, sectional surveyors, and multi-purpose ladders in a choice of popular sizes.

Take a step in the right direction

If your stepladders have seen better days, you can also take advantage of our springtime part exchange special, as we sell both swing-back and platform stepladders in Glass Fibre (BS EN 131) and Aluminium (Class 1 Standard).

Our aluminium platform stepladder includes a large top platform on which you can rest your tools, and it can be purchased with a safety handrail for extra peace of mind.

Stay safe with a brand-new ladder

Of course, new ladders need to be used with care as, according to the Health and Safety Executive, they account for approximately 40% of accidents which involve falls from height. The HSE advises that you should always carry out a pre-use check before using ladders to ensure they are safe to use. You can read more about ladder safety on the HSE’s website.

Trade accounts for customers in Yorkshire and beyond

Helping you remove unnecessary health and safety risks by encouraging you to part exchange your old ladders and stepladders isn’t the only type of trade available at Zig Zag Access. We also invite you to open a trade account with us so that all of your scaffolding and access equipment sales and hire needs are always met. We make fast deliveries across West Yorkshire and parts of North, South, and East Yorkshire, as well as further afield to areas such as Greater Manchester, Teeside, North Lincolnshire, and Derbyshire. You can view our carriage charges on our deliveries page.

Discover how easy and cost-effective buying or hiring your steps, podiums, tower scaffolds, stagings, ladders, and other construction-related products through Zig Zag Access in Leeds, Yorkshire can be by visiting us in-store or telephoning our team of experts on 0113 2799 000 today!

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Affordable Scaffold Tower Hire in Bradford

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Bradford has always had a strong background in construction, and according to last month’s Construction Skills Network report published by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), the industry’s set to grow even further. The CITB has forecast that 3,230 extra jobs will be created in the industry every year in the Yorkshire and Humberside region until 2020.

This is great news for construction workers in Bradford and Yorkshire as demand is high and skills shortages are starting to emerge. However, even companies that are already using highly-skilled permanent or regular contract staff may run into problems as for many of them, being able to rely on high-quality trade equipment for new and existing projects is almost as important as the people involved in making them happen.

This is where Zig Zag Access can make all the difference as to whether your project succeeds or fails at the first hurdle.

Specialists in Scaffold Tower Hire

Scaffold towers are integral to many types of building work, and they are one of the ways you can prevent workers from falls when working at height. The type of tower needed depends on the work involved, and as the premier tower hire specialists in the Bradford and West Yorkshire Area, Zig Zag Access is extremely well-placed to advise you on the best product for the task at hand if you’re unsure.

While we also sell scaffold towers directly to customers in the Bradford area, many construction companies and those in related industries find it easier and more cost-effective to take advantage of our tower hire service. By hiring, you won’t need to purchase a new product every time your requirements change or a new project comes along.

Our high-quality scaffold towers can be supplied in both small and large quantities, and we can offer you a wide choice of platform sizes of differing heights and base dimensions. We also provide specialist tower hire equipment that enables you to create platforms for challenging working environments like staircases, as well as bespoke tower systems that can safely span over obstructions. In addition, we stock Spandeck walkways that can be used to create very long working platforms between multiple towers.

So, if you’re looking for an affordable, reliable, and fast tower hire service in the Bradford or Yorkshire area, look no further than Zig Zag Access.

While our depot is based in Leeds, we can ship to a number of delivery areas, including West Yorkshire, North and South Yorkshire, Humberside, East Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire, Teeside, and Greater Manchester. Our delivery fleet is fitted with vehicle trackers so that we can ensure you’re kept informed of the progress of your order once it leaves our warehouse.

Place your tower hire order for delivery to Bradford today

Whether you need a 1-Man Mobile Tower, Bespoke Tower, Boxing Ring Tower, Glass Fibre Tower, Stairwell Tower, Octo 250 Scaffold Tower, or a combination of products, we’re ready to take your order right now. To get in touch with us, please call our team on 0113 279 9000 or apply for a trade account online to make placing your current and all future orders as quick and effortless as possible.

Podium Steps – Which Are Best?

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Podium steps are a safe alternative to traditional stepladders when you’re working at height. They are particularly stable to use and include guardrails for added support. In fact, the Work at Height Regulations 2005 recommend that you use podium steps or tower scaffolds in situations where the frequency and duration of the task is increased in comparison to short duration tasks, such as changing a single light bulb.

There are several different types of podium steps, and unless your company has an abundance of storage space and a generous budget, you probably won’t be able to access all of them on-site. When you turn to Zig Zag Access, however, you can purchase or hire the products you need as and when necessary. And, as well as selling and hiring directly from our Leeds city centre warehouse, we are also able to fulfill orders for the West Yorkshire and surrounding areas by delivering the goods to our customers directly.

Which podium steps are best?

There’s only really one answer to this question, and that’s that it depends on the job in hand. We stock several different types of low-level access platforms, so you can be sure that there’s one to suit your personal requirements. Each is different from the other and has its own advantages, which allows you to choose the right equipment for each situation.

The current podiums that you can buy or hire from Zig Zag Access are Deltadeck, Alpha Step, Sigmadeck, Sherpascopic 4/6, Sherpascopic 5/7, Zap 2, Razor Deck, Boxing Ring, and Omegadeck. Our team of experts will be happy to give you more advice and show you demonstration models in-store. Alternatively, we can assist you equally well over the phone if you’d like to call us on 0113 279 9000 for further information.

Alpha Steps

If you’re carrying out work at standard ceiling height, Alpha Steps can prove extremely handy. They have a maximum platform height of 1m, but can also be used at 0.7m, 0.5m, and 0.25m. Access to the platform is gained via steps and a gate, and guardrails are also included to provide safe access.

Delta Deck

For projects that need carrying out at heights of around 3.0m, and in particular, confined spaces, Delta Deck is an excellent choice. It’s extremely versatile as it offers eight different working heights, the maximum of which is 0.84m. Plus, it’s fully guardrailed and is light enough for one person to lift and carry.

Omegadeck Deskspan

Omegadeck Deskspan is suited to projects which require you to carry out work over machinery or desks thanks to its mobile ‘up and over’ method of access. The maximum platform height it offers is 1.88m.

Sherpascopics and Zap 2 Platforms

Both of these podium steps can be hired or purchased in three different sizes. The Sherpascopic 4/6 provides a max platform height of 1.6m while the Sherpascopic 5/7 has a max height of 2.2m. Zap 2 platforms go up to 2.4m. All three products have the added benefit of being adjustable while in an upright position. Fold-out stabilisers and guardrails are also included.

Place your podium steps order today

Call us on 0113 279 900 to purchase or hire your choice of podium steps today, or create a trade account with Zig Zag Access online to make placing your current and future orders with us as convenient and quick as possible.

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Scaffolding Company Fined for Failing to Follow Safety Regs

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Working at height can be dangerous, and when scaffolding is involved, the risk of accidents affecting both workers and members of the public can rise even higher. While the majority of associated hazards can be dramatically reduced by following safety guidelines and best practice, not everyone treats scaffolding with the due care and attention it warrants.

Just before Christmas 2015, a Leicestershire company was fined for failing to follow a safe system of work while carrying out repairs to a shop front on Charles Street in Leicester in January 2015. After the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) carried out an investigation into the incident, it found that the scaffolding had not been tied to the building nor had the sheeting been removed. The team performing the work spent four days dismantling the structure and, in the HSE’s opinion, failed to inspect the scaffolding’s condition before beginning to take it down, as well as neglected to correct any defects that would have ensured it didn’t collapse.

As a result of this negligence, the structure blew over, hitting a bus, a parked van, and two members of the public, the latter of who were both treated for minor injuries at Leicester Royal Infirmary.

Emperor Scaffolding Limited pled guilty to offences under Regulation 28(1) of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations. This regulation states that “suitable and sufficient steps must be taken to prevent or control the unintended movement of any vehicle (mobile work equipment)”. The company was fined £8,000 with costs of £2,000.

This news article featured in a recent issue of ScaffMag and attracted plenty of comments and criticism from those in the construction industry. One reader wrote, “No scaffold should collapse if it’s tied in properly. Whoever built it should face prison as innocent people could’ve been killed! Gives us conscientious scaffolders a bad name!”

High-risk scaffolding equipment needn’t mean high hire prices

Just because working with access equipment can be risky if sufficient safety measures aren’t followed doesn’t mean that scaffolding hire should be equally perilous. So, if you’re looking for a trustworthy, cost-effective, and expert hire service in the Yorkshire area, make sure you come to Zig Zag Access. We also sell an extensive range of access equipment that includes Alpha Step Podiums, stairwell towers, Spandeck walkways, boxing ring towers, Delta Deck Podiums, glass fibre towers, one-man towers, and ladders.

All of the products that we sell and hire are either EN133 European Standard or British Class 1 Standard, and we’ve been supplying companies of all shapes and sizes who’re associated within and without the industry since 2001. With fifteen years’ experience, you can rest assured that we’re experts in our field. So, if you need any advice before, during or after the ordering process, please don’t hesitate to ask.

You can browse our product range online or in-store at our warehouse at 174A Gelderd Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS12 6LZ. You’re also welcome to contact us with your enquiry by phone and even check our current stock levels by ringing us on 0113 279 9000. In addition, you can create a trade account online that will make placing any future orders both fast and convenient.

 

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Hire Spandeck and Staging Boards from Zig Zag Access

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If you’re looking to hire Spandeck and staging boards, scaffolding, or any other type of access equipment, Zig Zag Access should be your first port of call. We’ve been supplying both small and large companies in the construction and other industries since 2001, and have quickly become the number one access equipment hire and sales specialist in Leeds, West Yorkshire.

When it comes to scaffolding products, our team has a wealth of experience and is more than happy to advise you on your requirements either over the phone or in-store at our Leeds warehouse. We may even be able to assist you with your site surveys if you need additional help with determining what type of equipment would be best for your project.

Buy or hire Spandeck and staging boards?

With Zig Zag Access, we give you the flexibility to either purchase or hire an extensive range of access equipment depending on your needs, budget, and long-term storage options. We know that particularly bulky items like scaffold towers, Spandeck, and staging boards can take up precious space, and this is why many of our customers prefer to hire this type of equipment. Ladders, Stop Nocs, Scafftags, and one-man mobile towers, on the other hand, are the kind of items you’re likely to want regular access to, and require minimal storage space. In which case, you will be better off buying them from us directly.

Delivery information

While Zig Zag Access primarily serves customers in Leeds and West Yorkshire, we also cover parts of North, East, and South Yorkshire. Furthermore, we make regular deliveries to the Midlands, the North East, and Lancashire depending on the type of equipment our customers require.

Companies wishing to hire Spandeck and staging boards often need us to transport their orders much further afield as not many scaffolding hire companies provide this service efficiently. We even hire Spandeck and staging boards to internet-based and cross-hire companies, such as The Hire Network.

Orders are usually sent out via our fleet of Mercedes Sprinter vans, which are fitted with trackers so that we can keep you up-to-date with the progress of your delivery. To make things easier for you, we’ve grouped our typical delivery areas into regions and assigned them general carriage charges, which you can view on our Hire page. If you need an order delivered to a location that is not listed, all you need to do is give us a call on 0113 2799 000 or email us at info@zigzagaccess.co.uk.

If you would prefer to collect the equipment in person from our Leeds city centre depot, it’s certainly not a problem. However, we do ask that you check with us first to ensure that all the products you require are currently in stock.

Usually, our customers wish to hire access equipment for a specific length of time. However, as we know that construction projects often take longer than expected, we don’t automatically turn up on the final day to make a collection. Instead, we ask you to instruct us when you’re ready for the equipment to be collected, and will then make arrangements as necessary.

Place your order today

To hire Spandeck and staging boards, all you need to do is call us on 0113 2799 000 or open a trade account online with us today.

Multi-Purpose Ladders

Buy Multi-Purpose Ladders for Less this February

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At Zig Zag Access – the No. 1 access equipment hire and sales centre in West Yorkshire – we love to give our customers more for their money. This is why, every month, we create a brand-new special offer that allows you to purchase popular products for considerably less than the recommended retail price.

This month, we’re scaling back the cost of our multi-purpose ladders, and because there are so many ways to use this type of access equipment, it’s an item that almost everyone needs in their job.

Get 15% off multi-purpose ladders this February

We’re taking a massive 15% off our multi-purpose ladders throughout February 2016. This offer includes the following products:

  • 4×4 Telescopic Step/Ladder – was £89.00 – now £75.65
  • 4×5 Telescopic Step/Ladder – was £105.00 – now £89.25
  • Multi-Purpose Folding Ladder with Platform – was £104.00 – now £88.40
  • 3.8m Telescopic Ladder – was £103.00 – now £87.55

When you shop online with Zig Zag Access or visit our Leeds depot in West Yorkshire, you’ll find our multi-purpose ladder range is simply unbeatable. There are many different types to choose from, all of which are compact for easy storage and transport. Plus, they benefit from a click-lock hinge system that allows for a wide range of uses.

We also stock multi-purpose ladder accessories, such as universal ladder clamps (which are designed to lock ladders safely onto roof racks), stays, stoppers, suction feet, and articulated feet.

Use Zig Zag Access for all your ladder needs

While our February 2016 special offer only applies to our multi-purpose range, you’ll find we also stock an incredible range of trade ladders. These include EN131 double and triple extension, combination, roof, and specialist ladders, the latter of which also feature hop-up work platforms and sectional surveyors ladders.

Other types of access equipment

You can also purchase or hire steps, podiums, staging boards, tower scaffolds, and other construction-related products from our company. Our experienced team members are always on-hand both in-store or over the telephone to give you advice when you’re placing an order, receiving a delivery from us or collecting an item from our Leeds warehouse.

Delivery

We’ve been working with both small and large companies since 2001 and are now considered the top supplier of aluminium access products in Yorkshire and beyond. Depending on the type of equipment you require and where it needs delivering to, we can often deliver your order the same day or the following morning.  Plus, because our delivery vans are fitted with trackers, we’re always able to keep you updated on the progress of your order. You can find out more about hiring access equipment and our delivery fees on our Hire page.

Trade Accounts

Zig Zag Access appreciates it might not be convenient for you to visit us in-store, which is why we recommend you consider opening a trade account with us. It makes hiring and buying equipment both quick and convenient. To open a trade account, simply give us a call on 0113 279 9000 or complete our online trade account form today!

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Be Scaffolding Savvy this Winter

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Winter can be a dangerous time for people working in the construction industry. Scaffolding, in particular, can become hazardous when subjected to unfavorable elements like freezing rain, snow, and ice.

While the weather conditions in the UK this winter have been relatively mild so far, January 2016 has already seen two major accidents involving scaffolding take place.

The first is a particularly tragic story, as the victim in question died after falling sixty feet from scaffolding erected at the rear of the Calderdale Royal Hospital in Halifax, West Yorkshire. The Health and Safety Executive is still trying to determine the cause of the tragedy, although eyewitnesses say the victim was working on-site and “brought all the scaffolding down with him” when he fell.

The second accident occurred on a building site in Southampton when a piece of scaffolding fell on a construction worker in his 40s. At the time of writing, the victim is being treated for a lower back injury in a local hospital, which is not thought to be serious. An internal investigation into the incident is being conducted, but a Crest Nicholson spokesman suggests it was “a freak accident” involving a scaffolding pole that “managed to roll through a hole in the upper floor” and hit the worker on the floor below.

Scaffolding safety tips for winter

While construction sites should be routinely checked and safety procedures adhered to all-year-round, there are extra safeguards that you can put in place to help keep your workforce as safe as possible during the winter months.

Always begin the working day by examining the site to ensure that all snow and ice has been removed from areas (including any surfaces) where workers and members of the public may be passing through. The inspection process doesn’t end there as regular checks must be performed throughout the day to check for any ice build-up on access equipment or scaffolding. Snow and ice can add extra weight to scaffold equipment, and this must be taken into consideration before allowing any workers to use it.

Make sure your scaffolds’ wheels are locked in position and that guardrails are installed to help prevent slips, trips, and falls.

Construction workers are advised to wear non-slip footwear but not the kind with spikes, as these can cause injuries in the event of an accident.

You can find more guidance about how to erect, dismantle, alter, inspect, and use scaffolds on the Health and Safety Executive’s website. PASMA also runs a variety of industry-standard training courses for managers and construction workers who work at height and use low-level access equipment.

Buy or hire access equipment from Zig Zag Access

If your company operates in the Leeds or West Yorkshire area, you can turn to Zig Zag Access for all your scaffolding and access equipment needs. We sell AND hire a broad range of products that you can browse online, and should you need further assistance, a quick call to our experts or a visit to our Leeds depot is all it takes. To make things even simpler, we invite you to open a trade account with us so that you can quickly and easily advise us of your current and upcoming requirements.