We take care to protect our employees and members of the public by following a strict set of Health and Safety Guidelines, set out by the HSE. These guidelines cover the materials we use in creating our structures, and the processes for installation and removal.
All of our structures conform to wind loading stipulations (BS6399) and special care is taken by us to heat structures in winter, to prevent snow loading.
The materials used in our structures are fire retardant to current British Standards (PVC flammability testing to BS7837) – Structural steelwork conforms to BS5950 and structural aluminium to BS8118. Linings are flammability tested to BS5867 and all electrical equipment is Portable Appliance Tested (PAT tested) annually.
We use an independent firm of health and safety consultants to advise on our health and safety policy and its implementation. We have risk assessments documented within this policy and draw-up site-specific risk assessments where appropriate.
To reduce risk and improve safety for our staff, client guests and the general public we ensure structures are properly maintained whilst in service to ensure their trustworthiness in windy/inclement conditions. Adequate anchoring is also carried out and regularly inspected.
Prior to erecting any structure positive action is taken to ensure that underground services (gas/electric/water etc.) are identified and avoided.
Additional loading on cross rafters is also assessed, prior to any internal instillation as are checks completed on the introduction of flammable materials, electrical and mechanical equipment from client suppliers.
Our marquees are also supplied with good exits in case of an emergency evacuation, with exist signs marked and emergency lighting provided.
These are just some of the steps we take to ensure safety for all.