Case Studies

Scaffolding West London – Case Study 1

A fully boarded access scaffolding at the old EMI offices in London


Busy office block in Hammersmith, West London.
27m High.
350m long.
750 - Apollo X beams for bridged sections.

Client Requirements

Access scaffolding West London.
Erect a fully boarded, fixed independent scaffolding to the CH2M office block in Hammersmith, West London.
Provide safe access for roof replacement, re-decoration, re-pointing and general repairs to all elevations.
Install goods hoist and rubbish chute to South elevation.
Obtain all licenses and permissions required for the planned works.
Provide full structural drawings.
Ensure total protect of the general public, office staff and site operatives at all times during the course of works.
Conform to all health and safety and legal requirements and ensure good relations with office personnel and neighbouring blocks.
Complete the works in a fixed time frame and ensure other trades were not held up by access requirements.

MTec Solution

Step one was to visit site and take measurements for the scaffold designs. As many of the original structural drawings were not available we did this by hand.
With the drawings underway we looked at risk management and method of works. We worked with the main contractor, Saracen Interiors and the client CH2M Hill to provide fire escape and traffic management plans.
We identified risks from falling materials to collisions with the scaffolding structure and countered each with tried and tested measures, such as plastic sheeting on the scaffolding to stop objects falling, protection fans over entrances and additional lighting to show the "safe routes".
We completed the method statement and risk assessment and added this to the file.
Next we discussed power requirements and possible positions for the goods hoist.
We compiled all the information and sent it to the client for final approval and after a couple of small adjustment we were ready to start construction on time.


This project was completed in 2017.