Choosing the right Scaffolding Contractor Essex

If you are planning to have any building or renovation work carried out in Essex on your building, you will want to make sure it is in the best hands possible.

So how do you choose the right company? You are probably going to Google Scaffolding Contractors Essex. A list of companies will come up, and you will then check their websites out before phoning or emailing them.

However, an excellent website does not necessarily give a real indication of their capabilities, health and safety or quality of service. So here is a list of some things that will help you when choosing your contractor.


Ask to see examples of their previous work and ask for contact details of clients they have carried out work. A website may have client testimonials which are always very useful.

Ask them to come down to the site and discuss how they are going to approach the work. Ask them to identify any problems they can foresee and how they will overcome them.

Training, qualifications and health and safety

Make sure they hold industry accreditations. These will include being members of the Scaffold Association and hold Health and Safety accreditations that should include:


ISO 18001



This will give you peace of mind that they are audited regularly on health and safety. Their workforce should hold the necessary training qualifications and these should be scruttinised before any work commences. All contractors should always be able to produce a copy of the training qualifications for their workers.

Contractors are required to produce method statements and carry out risk assessments, and these have to be approved before work commences.

They should also have Environmental procedures, a rescue plan and Scaff Tag/Handing over Certificate system


Always ensure you ask for insurance details. The very nature of scaffolding brings various risks, including falling objects etc.

All Scaffolding companies will have Public Liability Insurance to cover for every eventuality. The designer under professional indemnity cover insures scaffolding design work.

Compare like for like

Please ensure when it comes to pricing you are getting like to like. Get the pricing in writing on the company headed paper. This way, you can compare and ensure you are getting the best quality of service.

Scaffolding Contractors Essex

Inner City Scaffolding is one of the leading Scaffolding Contractors based in Essex. We cover London and the South East. 

Telephone: 01708 932 304

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement - Wednesday 25th March

The Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday evening signalled the introduction of more stringent restrictions on us all and has specifically indicated that members of the public should only leave their home for very limited purposes. The message indicates that we should travel to and from work, only where this is absolutely necessary.

The management of the Downwell Group of companies which includes: Downwell Demolition, Inner City Environmental and Inner City Scaffolding has very carefully considered both the meaning and the spirit of the Prime Minister’s statement and whilst there has been some clarification from government subsequently that building sites could continue to operate, we came to the very clear decision yesterday that it was necessary for us, as a responsible contractor, to safely and securely close down our operational sites as soon as reasonably possible. Doing so will assist in maintaining the wellbeing of our customers, employees, sub-contractors, suppliers and the wider communities within which we build.

All sites have been closed down in a safe and secure manner and will remain closed until further notice.

We would like to take this opportunity of thanking all the key workers on the frontline who are continiung working for the good of us all.