Typically when you are arranging for building work/maintenance or removal of any part of a property that is adjacent to the public highway (road, pavement or rear lane), the safety of all users of the highway is essential.
Safety for all users of the highway can be achieved by providing safe areas at ground level or at a platform at a high level. When it is necessary to place scaffolding, permission will be necessary so you will need a scaffolding street permit.
Once you have a scaffolding street permit the conditions attached to it must be carefully read and kept to at all times.
Some of the basic conditions that are set out are as follows:
- During the erection or dismantling period, a safe working area at ground level will be required to prevent pedestrians from gaining access.
- You will require illumination unless no part of it is less than 0.45m (18 inches) from a carriageway in a horizontal direction and no part of it over a footway is less than 2.4m (8 feet) above the footway.
- Pedestrian walkway to be maintained around the scaffold. If this cannot be arranged then it requires to be designed to allow access under and through the scaffold safety – this means that there should be no trip hazards, no projecting tubes or fittings and there should be covering that provides a working platform but that also prevents materials/debris from falling through. Pole must be highlighted and there must be a reasonable free walking width maintained to enable people who are in wheelchairs or who have a pram to get through safely.
Here at Height Solutions Scotland, we specialise in all aspects of scaffolding and hire out scaffolding for projects all over Kilmarnock.
We are able to help you to obtain a scaffolding street permit and we can even arrange to put together the scaffolding for you, so that you are adhering with the conditions that are set out in the permit.
Each member of our team has extensive experience when it comes to putting together and erecting scaffolding for clients in Kilmarnock, so rest-assured you will be using a team of professionals.
When we are applying for a scaffolding street permit on your behalf you can expect us to liaise with you throughout the full process, so you will be kept up to date with the stage that your permit is at.
You may also want to check out Lakeland Furniture. This is a company based down south that offer both commercial and domestic furniture for customers all throughout the UK.
We pride ourselves on charging competitive prices for our scaffolding hire, for putting together and erecting scaffolding and for obtaining a scaffolding street permit for a project in Kilmarnock; making these services affordable.
One of our team members would be happy to discuss the cost with you and can answer any questions that you may have about scaffolding street permits, our scaffolding or our team who can put together and erect the scaffolding. Simply fill out our contact form or give us a call today on 01563 532 211.