1. Safety Issues
1.1 We require written notiﬁcation that any power cables (if present in ﬁrst instance or laid during construction) adjacent to our works are rendered dead/harmless prior to erection and/or dismantling of scaﬀold.
1.2 An approved handing over certiﬁcate will be issued when each structure is completed and ready to use.
1.3 Scaﬀolds handed over to you will be tied to the structure in accordance with the statutory regulations. Ties should not be removed without our permission and/or approval and should be removed by or under the supervision of a competent person.
1.4 The scaﬀold has not been designed to support a rubbish shoot. If you intend to erect and use a rubbish shoot the scaﬀold will require the installation of additional ties which we will be charged as additional item(s)
1.5 The scaﬀolding has not been designed to support sheeting of any The application of sheeting will impose additional loads requiring a review of the scaﬀold design. Any additional costs, including design costs, associated with the addition of sheeting to the scaﬀold will be charged as an additional item. Our permission to install sheeting must be obtained prior to installation.
1.6 You are responsible for ensuring all vehicles and other obstructions are removed from the working and surrounding area before work commences. The cost of any delay in commencing work will be charged on a time and materials basis. (An hour’s grace will be given)
1.7 Scaﬀolds have been designed to accommodate the loads indicated at handover stage/in the quotation. It is your responsibility to ensure that the scaﬀolds are not overloaded and that any material is stacked safely and securely on the scaﬀold.
1.8 The scaﬀold has not been designed to receive heavy point loads such as large quantities of pelleted materials. Such loads must be distributed along the scaﬀold from specially designed and constructed loading bays to ensure that the loading of the scaﬀold remains within its design
1.9 The scaﬀold has been designed to accommodate a speciﬁed number of working lifts at speciﬁed levels. Working lifts will be fully boarded with the appropriate board supports, guard rails and two boards. Scaﬀold boards must not be moved to other none working lifts even if guard rails are left in by scaﬀolders.
1.10 You are responsible for securing boards used in any working platform constructed by you using our equipment where the location/potential environment requires them to be
2.1 You are responsible for ensuring that the surface on which the scaﬀold is to be built can withstand the loads to be imposed without causing deﬂection to the scaﬀolds structure. For the avoidance of doubt our quotation does not include for the propping of any description below the level on which a scaﬀold is founded.
2.2 You are responsible for the provision of a suitably constructed ﬁrm and level foundation on which the scaﬀold is to be built. The foundation must be capable of supporting the dead and live loads imposed by the scaﬀold together with any loads imposed during its use.
2.3 You must ensure that the base of the scaﬀold is clear of all debris prior to the dismantling of the scaﬀold and ensure that the foot of each standard is exposed to enable recovery of base and sole plates.
2.4 Our price includes for the provision of single sole boards If ground/surface conditions require the use of additional measures these will be charged as an additional item.
2.5 You are responsible for ensuring there is a suitable lorry access to the site for the delivery and collection of equipment.
3 Financial Issues
3.1 Our offer is made on the basis that interim applications for payment will be paid in full. Any agreed payment terms not met will result in Principal Scaffolding Ltd terminating any previously agreed payment terms and thus allowing Principal Scaffolding Ltd the right to terminate works for said company until any and all outstanding monies, irrespective of stated payment terms, are paid and cleared into our bank account.
3.2 The contract hire period(s) for each of the items included in this quotation represent the minimum periods of hire to be paid by you. Allowances will not be made for periods less than the minimum period or periods when the scaﬀold is not in use for whatever reason. For the avoidance of doubt allowances will not be made for holiday periods.
3.3 Work carried out on a day work basis is not subject to discount
3.4 For the purpose of making interim payments each item of work will be valued as follows
3.4.1 The quantity of work erected will be assessed as a percentage of the total amount of each item to be erected.
3.5 Our quotation is based on work being carried out during normal working hours. The cost of carrying out work in periods other than normal working hours will be charged as an extra to the quotation/contract.
3.6 The quotation is based around any taxes and/or duties payable at the date of this quotation/contract. Any additional costs arising from a change in any taxes and/or duties will be added to the quotation/contract.
3.7 Contra charges of any description must be notiﬁed to us in writing within 7 days of their occurrence. Such notiﬁcation is a president to the client’s entitlement to make such deductions.
3.8 Additional work of a similar nature to that included in the contract work will be charged at similar rates. Work not of a similar nature will be charged at agreed rates or day work rates.
3.9 Our quotation excludes the cost of preparing engineering drawings and calculations which will be charged as an extra to the contract.
3.10 Our quotation is based on statutory regulations and work practices current at the date of this quotation. Any changes to statutory regulations and work practices giving rise to addition costs will be charged/added as an extra to the contract.
3.11 You are responsible for the safe keeping and security of all scaﬀolding equipment delivered to site until ﬁnally removed by us. Any material not returned to us, for whatever reason, will be charged for at its replacement
4. Customer obligations and liabilities
4.1 Scaﬀold boards, as speciﬁed in the quotation, will be placed once Thereafter any movement of boards will be at your risk and expense. You will indemnify us as regards death or injury to any person and/ or damage to any property. Arising from your movement of boards.
4.2 Scaﬀold boards, as speciﬁed in the quotation will be placed once Thereafter any movement of boards will be at your risk and expense and will be charged as an additional item.
4.3 You are responsible for the security of our scaﬀolding equipment at all times, whether erected or not, and you are required to indemnify us from all losses.
4.4 You are required to take all necessary steps to prevent unauthorised access on to the scaﬀolds at any time.
4.5 You are required to provide a ﬁrm and suitable foundation on which our scaﬀold can be erected. The foundation must be designed and constructed to support, without settlement or deﬂection, the loads imposed by our equipment together with any superimposed loads.
4.6 You are required to provide us with suﬃcient and suitable secure storage for our equipment within a reasonable distance of the work face.
4.7 You are responsible for providing us with an accurate datum and lines for setting out our scaﬀolds and you are responsible for checking the accuracy of our setting out.
4.8 You and/or the user of the scaﬀolds are responsible for carrying out statutory inspections and maintaining reports in accordance with Regulation 29 of the construction (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1996 and/or the working at Height Regulations 2005.
5. Pavement Licences and/or Permission to Erect Scaﬀolds. (customer responsibility)
5.1 You are responsible for obtaining any third party permission to enable the scaﬀolding instructors to be erected either on the site or on adjacent properties. Third party permission, but is not limited to, the application for, and obtaining of, pavement licenses in accordance with section 169 of the Highways Act 1980. Copies of written third party permission/licenses must be provided to us before work is commenced.
5.2 We reserve the right the review and amend this quotation in the event that third party permissions/licences impose additional conditions and/or obligations.
5.3 You are responsible for the installation, maintenance and removal of any lighting required to comply with any permission/licence.
5.4 You are responsible for the prevision and ﬁxing of any balk timber fender, or similar, required to comply with any permission/licence.
5.5 You are responsible for obtaining permission for us to work from or over the adjacent property including making access available for us to transport our equipment to and from site.
5.6 You are required to conﬁrm in writing, before scaﬀolding work commences, that all necessary approvals, permissions and licences have been obtained.
5.7 It is your responsibility to arrange with the appropriate body for the temporary closure of any public roads or right of ways needed to enable the erection and dismantling of any scaﬀold.
6.1 Our quotation is based on the details and measurements provided by you. Our quotation is therefore subject to a site inspection and conﬁrmation of the measurements supplied by For the avoidance of doubt this quotation is not capable of acceptance until the inspection of the site is carried out. We have assumed good access to and from the work face is available.
6.2 You are responsible for the cutting of any holes needed in the fabric of the building for us to safely erect the scaﬀold. You are responsible for the making good of said holes on completion of dismantling of scaﬀolds.
6.3 You are responsible for providing suﬃcient safe and secure storage areas for our equipment that are located within a reasonable distance of the work face.
6.4 You are responsible for the accuracy of the information and measurements upon which this quotation is based, any errors or deviations from the information may result in additional costs which will be charged as an additional item.
6.5 You are responsible for the provision of full on site welfare facilities.
6.6 You are responsible for supplying, ﬁxing maintaining and ﬁnally removing temporary task lighting at the work face.
6.7 You are responsible for removing all materials, equipment debris from the boarded lifts before they are dismantled/moved to a new position or ﬁnally removed from site.
6.8 Our price is based on the understanding that we will have use of the client’s crane, hoist and/or fork lift at all reasonable times during normal working hours together with drivers and
6.9 You are responsible for obtaining, issuing and explaining the contents of any permits to work required by your site safety system. Delays in issuing permits will be charged for at day work
7. Speciﬁcation issues
7.1 Our prices and or designs are based on the information/speciﬁcation provided by you at tender stage. We reserve the right to amend our prices and or designs in the event of changes to your information/speciﬁcation.
7.2 In the absence of your Health and Safety plan and/or details of any hazards that might aﬀect our works and incur extra costs to us these will be charged as additional items.
7.3 You are responsible for providing and maintaining adequate access around the structure during erection and dismantling periods.
7.4 Unless otherwise stated this quotation includes for the supply of 100% of scaﬀold materials. For the avoidance of doubt we have not allowed for the dismantling and re-erection of the same material within any one price anywhere on the site.
7.5 For the avoidance of doubt hire periods and/or extra hire periods will not be reduced during holiday periods.
7.6 You are advised that none of the material to be incorporated has been treated with ﬁre retardant material.
8. Programme issues
8.1 A contract programme for the scaﬀolding work must be agreed before work commences. The programme must take into consideration the access available for carrying out the scaﬀolding works, the time required to complete the scaﬀolding works and the integration of the scaﬀolding works with the other sub-contract works.
8.2 Variations to the contract programme must be agreed by your representative and our visiting You must conﬁrm programme variations to us within 2 working days.
8.3 The contract programme must be automatically extended by the number of days aﬀected by the occurrence of inclement weather.
8.4 A minimum written notice period of 7 days Is required for the commencement of works or for each separate visit following a break of more than 3 working days.
8.5 Agreement to any programmes forming part of this contract must be made, In writing, before incorporation into the contract.
8.6 Additional hire charges will commence after the expiry of the initial/incorporated hire period for each item of scaﬀolding. For the avoidance of doubt the granting of extensions of time will not defer the commencement of additional hire charges.
9 Issues arising from scaﬀolding works
9.1 Although every eﬀort is/will be taken during the erection, alteration and/or dismantling of scaﬀold to not cause any damage, you are responsible for making good/repair of any damage accidentally caused to existing roof tiles, of any description, during the erection, alteration and/or dismantling of scaﬀold.
9.2 Scaﬀolds will be tied to the structure using ‘through ties’ as required by the relevant Regulations and codes of practice. You are responsible for obtaining permission for the use of such ties. You are also responsible for ensuring the necessary openings are provided and for weatherprooﬁng the building after the ties have been ﬁxed. Making good any damage caused by the use of ‘through ties’ is your responsibilty.
9.3 Scaﬀolds will be tied to the structure using drop-in expanding anchors secured in holes drilled into the fabric of the building. You are responsible for obtaining permission for such holes to be drilled. A tie pattern for holes, drilled to a depth to suit the anchors will be submitted before work is commenced.
9.4 You are responsible for ensuring that the fabric of the building is suitable and strong enough to withstand the loads imposed by the use of drop-in expanding anchors.
9.5 You are responsible for the making good of any damage caused to the fabric of the building by the use of drop-in expanding anchors.
9.6 The cost for installing additional ties for reasons beyond our (Principal Scaﬀolding Ltd) control will be charged as additional item(s).
9.7 The scaﬀold has not been designed to support sheeting of any The application of sheeting will impose additional loads requiring a review of the scaﬀolds overall design. Any additional costs, including design costs, associated with the addition of sheeting to the scaﬀold will be charged as an additional item(s). Our permission to install sheeting, of any kind, must be obtained prior to installation.
9.8 Our quotation includes for the ﬁxing of ties once only, unless otherwise stated prior to work commencing. The cost of taking out/re ﬁxing for any reason beyond our (Principal Scaﬀolding Ltd) control will be charged as an additional item(s).