Health and Safety is at the core of Totem Scaffolding's work ethic and our workforce is experienced and highly trained. Each team member holds the CSCS HS&E Specialist Working at Height card and is trained under the Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS). You can be assured of a professional, polite and friendly manner from our team members at all times.

  • We are committed to achieving and maintaining best working practices through strict implementation of health and safety procedures. Our operatives progress and advance through training and development.

  • Totem Scaffolding has fully integrated policies covering health and safety, environment and quality. We also hold key accreditations including: CHAS, Constructionline, Scaffolding Association, CITB and CISRS.

  • In accordance with our security and protection work ethic, we hold £10M of public liability insurance as well as £10M employers' liability insurance for your total peace of mind when working with us.

Compliance and Procedure

All Totem Scaffolding structures and works comply with or exceed the statutory health and safety standards and meet all necessary, relevant and current criteria. We regularly review our compliance and procedures to ensure that we are always up-to-date with the latest safety legislation.

We use CADS Smart Scaffolder professional software along with the NASC TG20:21 eGuide to provide industry-leading, scaffolding designs which fully comply with the TG20:21 operational guidance.

Training and development

Totem Scaffolding actively promotes the professional development of its workforce to maintain the highest level of safety and efficiency for your project. We finance team training provided by CITB affiliated colleges, including Construction Industry Scaffolding Record Scheme (CISRS), Supervisor, Management, First Aid, HGV and Construction Plant courses which lead to nationally recognised qualifications.

We hold regular toolbox talks to provide our workforce with the opportunity for development and learning. We give updates on business changes, discuss relevant site safety issues and maintain records of PPE safety wear, tools and equipment inspections.