The diverse scope of work carried out by Mitchell's Scaffolding Ltd sees us travelling all over the UK but a significant proportion of the projects we design scaffolding structures for takes place in and around the local area of Lancashire.
One of these projects involved the design and installation of a scaffold structure that enabled access for crucial roof repairs to an HSBC bank building located in Accrington.
The branch of the HSBC is situated on Blackburn Road, a busy and populous thoroughfare nearby to Accrington's town centre: the nature of the location meant that public access would be required continuously throughout the duration of the repairs.
Before work commenced, we liaised with the local authority to arrange for relevant scaffolding permits to be issued: these were provided for an initial duration of three weeks with an option for a time extension if necessary.
Our scaffolding wagons were parked close to the site, paying strict attention to the working barriers to ensure total safety. While the scaffolding was erected, pedestrian access to nearby footpaths was diverted. After the scaffold was complete, the footpaths were reopened, with clearly marked walkways running below the platforms.
One of the unique challenges presented by this project was the need to design and build a scaffolding structure that would take into account an extremely narrow alleyway (further narrowed by the scaffold structure itself) at the rear elevation of the HSBC branch. Our team of experienced operatives were easily able to overcome this challenge and the repair work was completed on schedule and without incident.