Contracts secured by our Estimating department during October
Countryside Properties – Runwell Hospital Site, Wickford, Essex
Hollybrook Residential – Kenway, Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Hollybrook Residential – 60 Queen Elizabeth Street, Bermondsey
The company will be closing down for Christmas 2015 on Friday 18th December, and returning to work on Monday 4th January.
The annual SeaBro Christmas drink will be held on Friday 11th December, more details of the venue and times are to follow, all employees are welcome to join us.
On the final Friday of closure, operatives are to ensure as normal that the scaffolding is left in a safe state, clear of materials and accesses removed. All fittings at ground level should be locked away where possible and kept out of sight.
You must ensure that ALL plant is returned to the office for safekeeping and PAT testing.
Use of Impact Wrenches for Scaffold Erection
The use of impact wrenches on site is now becoming more common and we are seeing an increased number of operatives using the tool in every day scaffolding operations.
The National Access and Scaffolding Federation (NASC) have recently issued interim guidance on the immediate usage of an Impact Wrench.
The NASC found no adverse effects in using the tool compared to a traditional scaffold spanner, SeaBro will be considering the following.
*Testing will be carried out on scaffold erected using an impact wrench to determine torque settings by using a standard scaffold spanner. Any wrench under/over-tightening fittings will not be permitted.
*Noise/Vibration assessments will be carried out on each tool. Only if certain criteria are met can the tool be used.
*Suitable training, monitoring and toolbox talks will be issued to the user of an Impact Wrench frequently to ensure the competent use of
Further information is expected from the NASC in due course. Principal Contractors have the right to ban the use of Impact Wrenches for scaffold erection at their own discretion, which is currently under consideration.
On the 27th November 2015 the NASC will be unveiling the new / updated version of SG4 Preventing Falls in Scaffolding.
It is expected for the document to be similar to the previous version (SG4:10), with the inclusion of additional methods of scaffolders creating the ‘safe scaffolder zone’, so working with Advanced Guardrails and Scaffsteps will remain wholly in place.
More details and an updated SG4 toolbox talk will be delivered shortly Christmas
Wayne Seaby – London Marathon 2016
On 24th April 2016, Wayne Seaby will be participating in the Virgin Money London Marathon in aid of Alzheimer’s Research UK.
He is attempting to raise a total of £5000.00 for the charity and asks for the support of any member of staff wishing to donate to this good cause.
Alzheimer’s is a disease which can affect anyone, and most people know, or know of someone who is affected by the disease, which affects not only the individual, but emotionally their friends and family.
Anyone wishing to contribute to the cause can visit Wayne’s Just Giving page at: www.justgiving.com/wayneseaby
Thank you in advance for your contributions.
Considerate Constructors Scheme
We would like to announce that during the past month we have successfully been assessed and are proud to announce we are regarded as compliant as recognised so by the Considerate Constructors Scheme.
Congratulations to Terry Pugh and Paul Harris who have both completed their 2 week Advanced Scaffolder Training at the NCC in Erith. Coming up on the 30th November David Bull will also be working towards his Advanced training.
The 2016 employee list for Advanced training will be discussed in our January Monthly management meeting and will be distributed in due course.
On 5th December at SeaBro head office we are running a one day Emergency First Aid course. We will be offering the spaces in the first instance to those who showed and interest in the qualification during appraisals. The delegates list will be populated soon.
Regarding apprenticeships, congratulations to Ryan Sullivan, Sam Baldrey and Steven Andrews who have all completed their final assessments and are well on the way to being qualified scaffolders.
Dates will be issued shortly for the apprenticeship starts in 2016, anyone booked on an apprenticeship can expect to be in college before March 2016.
Employee of the Month
The employee of the month awards for September as awarded during our last monthly management meeting.
Jason Christy – Danny Smiths Region
Arturas Savelis – Robin Dukelows Region
Steve Moss – Kevin Browns Region