Scaffolding in London: What you may need to know.

Scaffolding is a crucial Contributor to many construction projects, and if you’re planning a project in London, it’s essential to understand the regulations and requirements surrounding scaffolding. Whether you’re working on a large commercial build, or a smaller residential project, health and safety are always of the utmost priority.


There is no surprise that working within the capital comes with complications. Inner City Scaffolding continuously update our health and safety procedures in line with industry regulations, to ensure works are completed swiftly and safely. Whilst some projects require bespoke and innovative solutions, health and safety regulations must be followed and implemented to ensure schemes are successfully delivered.

An example of this within Inner City Scaffolding is our project at The Skinners’ Hall. Being a Grade I listed building, careful consideration for the preservation of the building created restrictions within the scaffolding solution. This in turn meant bespoke solutions and working practices needed to be implemented, whilst remaining in line with the health and safety codes of practice, underpinning regulations on which they are based.

The location of The Skinners’ Hall, being opposite Cannon Street underground station, presents risk to highly used public thoroughfares. The safety of both workers and the public is always of the highest priority within scaffolding projects. This is heightened within London due to the increased number of people in and around the working area. Extensive research and planning by Inner City Scaffolding, ensured that all precautions needed for the project to be successful were implemented through design and build methodology and structure types.

Contract scaffolding must comply with guidelines and requirements set out by the Health and Safety Executive, which include but are not limited to bespoke design, identification and management of general access requirements plus appropriate loading capacities, correct installation of structures with suitable ties and related testing, Scaffolder competence and supervision, plus subsequent scaffold inspection. Inner City Scaffolding is a member of the Scaffolding Association and subscribing member of the NASC, meaning we are committed to the mission statement of raising safety standards, strengthening skills training, and establishing core procedures to deliver the highest levels of scaffolding competence.

Read more regarding our project at The Skinners Hall here:

Read about The Scaffolding Association here:

Read about the National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) here:

NASC – National Access & Scaffolding Confederation