The reliance by the scaffolding contractor, on the skill and expertise of their operatives, will not relieve them of their responsibility for the adequacy of the design. This guidance outlines design criteria, training needs, insurance, ownership/copyright and common misconceptions when utilising a designer for scaffolding.
This guidance note sets out the information that the Scaffolding Company should seek from the Employer. This information will be used by the Scaffolding Company in order to produce their Quotation and will be the basis for their offer. It is important that the Scaffolding Contractor obtains as much information about the Project as possible prior to firming up their price in order to reduce the risk they are exposed to.
The purpose of this guidance note is to bring together, in one document, some of the more common qualifications used by members. It is not suggested that the list is exhaustive or that the wording of individual clauses is appropriate to each and every similar situation. However, it may serve as a check list for estimators.
A licence is required in order to erect a scaffold on or above the public highway. The licence is issued under section 169 of the Highways Act 1980, generally by the highway authority responsible for the particular stretch of highway. This guidance indicates the type of information that may be required.
This guidance explains the increasingly common Early Payment Schemes, offered my main contractors to provide shorter payment terms in return for a discount on amounts charged. It provides information from the point of view of the sub-contractor, enabling them to make more reasoned decisions that best suit their company.
This guidance explains the definition of operating under the terms of the 'Construction Act'. Includes advice on contract terms and receiving payment under the scheme.
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