Why should you secure your scaffold?

7th August 2018 - 2 Min. Read

Why should I have a scaffold alarm for my site?

Scaffolds are erected on residential, commercial, and industrial construction sites so workers can access upper floors of buildings. Certain safety standards must be met while assembling the planks, beams, and guardrails. Once the equipment is set up properly, it is impractical to disassemble and lock up everything after each work day. A scaffolding alarm system helps prevent theft of the apparatus when workers leave the site.

Should I let my insurance company know that I am having scaffolding erected?

Yes, you should always contact your insurer to make them aware. You should include the dates of when it will be erected, how long it will be there for and what area is alarmed.

When scaffolding is up on your building site, your equipment and your client’s possessions can be at risk from vandalism and theft. And if you don’t have a scaffold alarm installed, or the appropriate insurance providers haven’t been notified that scaffolding has been erected, policies can become null and void.

What area on my scaffolding should be alarmed?

As a minimum requirement the NCP 115 code stipulates that the entire first level of scaffolding is fully supervised by detectors, this includes the ends of the scaffolding. However depending on the size, shape and other factors including flat roof, neighbours high walls etc additional detectors maybe required for complete perimeter protection.

Why ESP?

At ESP Projects we have qualified engineers that are able to install scaffolding alarms and CCTV across the UK, we operate from our Sheffield Office. With years of experience in this area, ESP Projects is able to install scaffolding alarms and CCTV at short notice and on a rental basis tailored to suit each individual client.  ESP Projects regularly installs scaffolding security alarms in Manchester, Leeds, Chesterfield, Nottingham, London & Sheffield to name but a few places.

Our scaffolding alarms can be rented from as little as £29.99 per week and have all the features you would expect. We can guarantee our systems will always fit current regulations and architects’ specifications. We partner with a UK based, 24-hour ARC monitoring station which means that the hassle of monitoring the solution is taken away and you can get on with the job in hand. Even on sites with no power, ESP Projects has a solution that will fit your needs.  Additionally, all our alarms come with large warning signs to ensure that an effect deterrent is in place for intruders.

At ESP our scaffolding security alarm systems are based on products manufactured by leading brands such as Pyronix and Takex to ensure that you have a secure and reliable system.

Interested in Scaffolding Alarm Systems?

Get in touch with us today and we’ll see how we can help you arrange secure scaffolding systems and alarms. From CCTVs to site security, we offer a wide range of services all at competitive rates. Find out more here. We can fully install the systems you need, all you have to do is get in touch and we’ll do the rest.