Terms and Conditions
1 Issues Arising from Scaffolding Works.
1.1You are responsible for the making good /repair of any damage caused by the erection, alteration and / or dismantling of scaffolds on existing roofs.
1.2Scaffolds will be tied to the structure with 'through ties' as required by the relevant Regulations and Codes of Practice. You are responsible for obtaining permission to use such ties. You are also responsible for ensuring the necessary openings are provided and for weather proofing the building after the ties have been fixed. Making good of any damage caused by the use of through ties will be your responsibility and at your cost.
1.3Scaffolds 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 and/or giving permission for such holes to be drilled. A tie pattern for holes, drilled to a depth to suit the anchor, will be submitted to you for approval before work is commenced.
1.4You are responsible for ensuring that the fabric of the building is suitable and strong enough to with stand the loads imposed by the use of drop -in expanding anchors.
1.5You are responsible for making good any damage caused to the fabric of the building through the use of drop- in anchors.
1.6You are responsible for making good any damage to the fabric of the building, however caused during the erection, alteration nor dismantling of scaffolds.
1.7The cost of installing additionalities for reasons beyond our control will be charged as an additional item(s).
1.8The scaffold has not been designed to support sheeting of any description. 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.
1.9Our quotation includes for the fixing of ties once only, unless otherwise stated. The cost of taking out and re -fixing ties for any reason what so ever will be charged as an additional item.
1.10All reason able care will be taken to avoid causing damage to brick work when removing putlogs. However, any damage so caused will beat your risk and cost.
1.11All reasonable care will be taken when transporting equipment through the building /structure. However, any damage so caused will beat your risk and cost.
2 Temporary Roofs
2.1Our quotation does not include for the provision of a drainage system to the temporary roof. You are responsible for the management of water running off the temporary roof and any costs associated with the failure to manage such water.
2.2The temporary roof has not been designed to cater for additional loads imposed by winter weather conditions.
2.3The temporary roof has been designed to cater for winter weather conditions.
2.4All reasonable care will be exercised during the construction of the temporary roof. However, you are required to indemnify us against any damage caused to the building/ structure arising from water damage and no guarantee is made as to the water-tightness of the temporary roof.
2.5The cost of fixing sheeting to the temporary roof has been included for once only. For the avoidance of doubt the cost of re-fixing sheeting, for whatever reason, will be charged as an additional item.
2.6The sheeting to the temporary roof is not fire retardant.
2.7No allowance has been made for the cost of maintaining the temporary roof after initial erection. For the avoidance of doubt any costs associated with the maintenance of the temporary roof will be charged as an additional item.
2.8 Our quotation does not include for the inspection of the structure or sheeting after completion of erection.
2.9Our quotation includes for the cost of providing guard rails and toe boards to the perimeter of the temporary roof.
3.1You are responsible for ensuring that the existing roof will support the dead and live loads imposed by the scaffold together with any additional loads imposed when the scaffold is in use.
3.2All reasonable care will be taken to avoid causing damage to the roof when erecting, altering or dismantling the scaffold. However, any damage is at your risk and cost.
3.3You are responsible for removing the existing roof tiles/finish in order to permit the scaffold to be founded at a lower level. You are responsible for any damage caused by
The temporary removal of the tiles/finish and you must indemnify us against any subsequent claim however they arise.
3.4You are responsible for ensuring that the surface on which the scaffold is to be built can with stand the loads to be imposed without causing deflection to the scaffold structure. For the avoidance of doubt our quotation does not include for propping of any description below the level on which the scaffold is founded.
3.5You are responsible for the provision of a suitably constructed firm and level found at ion on which the scaffold is to be built. The found at ion must be capable of supporting the dead and live loads imposed by the scaffold together with any loads imposed during its use. Your foundations must extend 300mm beyond the line of the standards.
3.6You 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. Any base and sole plates not recovered will be charged as an additional item.
3.7Our price includes for the provision of single sole boards only. If ground/surface conditions require the use of additional
Measures these will be charged as an additional item.
3.8You are responsible for ensuring that the fabric of the building/structure, from which the scaffold is suspended, is capable of withstanding the loads imposed. For the avoidance of doubt any additional costs in cured as a result to four in ability to construct the scaffold as intended will be charged as an additional item and/or were serve the right to determine the contract and recover our costs.
3.9You are responsible for the following:
3.10a) The provision of suitable lorry access to the site for the delivery and collection of equipment.
3.11b) The provision of a suitable and sufficient foundation for the construction of the scaffold capable of supporting a maximum leg load of XXXX tonnes.
3.12c) Approval of drawings indicating the position of standards prior to commencement of erection.
3.13d) The design, supply, fixing and final removal of all main and secondary steel work on which scaffolds are to be constructed.
3.14e) Final levelling and adjustment of fork heads prior to the installation of bracing and ensuring that fork heads are in full contact with bearers prior to commencement of pouring concrete.
4 Pavement Licences and/or Permission to Erect Scaffolds (customer responsibility)
4.1You are responsible for obtaining any third-party permission to enable the scaffolding structures to be erected either on the site or on adjacent property. Third party permission includes, but is not limited to, the application for, and obtaining of, pavement licences in accordance with section 169 of the Highways Act 1980.Copies of written third party permission/ licences must be provided to us before work is commenced.
4.2We reserve the right to review and amend this quotation in the event that third party permissions/licences impose additional conditions and/or obligations.
4.3You are responsible for the installation, maintenance and removal of any lighting required to comply with any permission /licence.
4.4You are responsible for the provision and fixing of any balk timber fender, or similar, required to comply with any permission/licence.
4.5You are responsible for obtaining permission for us to work from or over the adjacent property including making access available to us for the transportation of our equipment on to and from site.
4.6You are required to confirm in writing, before scaffolding work commences, that all necessary approvals, permissions and licences have been obtained.
4.7It is your responsibility to arrange with the appropriate body for the temporary closure of the public road or right of way during the erection and dismantling of the scaffold.
5 Pavement Licences (our responsibility)
5.1If the Local Highway Authority requires us as the scaffolding contractor to apply for and obtain a pavement licence in accordance with section 169 of the Highways Act 1980 we will do so. However, any fees incurred by us in obtaining the licence will be charged as an additional item. Furthermore, any additional costs to the work not included in this quotation and arising from compliance with the obligations imposed by the licence will be charged as an additional item.
5.2You should include sufficient time in your programme for us to obtain the appropriate licences.
5.3You are responsible for the installation, maintenance and removal of any lighting required to comply with any permission /licence. 5.4You are responsible for the provision and fixing of any balk timber fender, or similar, required to comply with any permission/licence.
5.5Any fees in cured by us in obtaining the necessary pavement licences will be added to the contract sum.
6 Customer Obligations and Liabilities
6.1Scaffoldboards, as specified in the quotation, will be placed once only. There after any movement of boards will beat your risk and expense. You will indemnify us as regards death or injury to any person and/or damage to any property a rising from your movement of boards.
6.2Scaffoldboards, as specified in the quotation will be placed once only. Thereafter any movement of boards will beat your risk and expense and will be charged as an additional item.
6.3You are responsible for the security of our scaffolding equipment at all times, whether rected or not, and you are required to indemnify us from all losses.
6.4You are required to take all necessary steps to prevent unauthorised access on to the scaffolds at any time.
6.5You 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 super I’m posed loads.
6.6You are required to provide us with sufficient and suitable secure storage for our equipment within areas on able distance of the work face.
6.7You 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.
6.8You are responsible for removing all aerials, satellite dishes and similar items before we commence work.
6.9You 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.
7 Safety Issues
7.1The protection fan is provided for protective purposes only. It is not an access scaffold and should not be used for storage. It is your responsibility to ensure that all businesses and their personnel are informed of these conditions.
7.2We require written notification that power cables adjacent to our works are rendered harmless prior to erection and/or dismantling of the scaffolds.
7.3An approved handing over certificate will be issued when requested.
7.4Scaffolds 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.
7.5The scaffold has not been designed to support a rubbish chute. If you intend to erect and use a rubbish chute the scaffold will require the installation of additionalities which will be charged as an additional item.
7.6The scaffold has not been designed to support sheeting of any description. The application of sheeting will impose additional loads requiring are view 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.
7.7You are responsible for ensuring that 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.
7.8Scaffolds have been designed to accommodate the loads indicated 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.
7.9The scaffold has not been designed to receive heavy point loads such as large quantities of palleted 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 parameter.
7.10The 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 toe-boards. Scaffold boards must not be moved to other non- working lifts even if guardrails are left in by scaffolders during the course of erecting the scaffold.
7.11You 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 so secured.
7.12This quotation is provided on the understanding that you, or the users of the scaffold, are licence holders as defined by the Asbestos (Licensing) Regulations 1983.Our quotation is based on the following:
7.13a) You are to provide, free of charge for our use, all necessary protective clothing, respirators, changing and showering facilities as required by the Regulations.
7.14b) Medical expenses incurred on behalf of our operative’s incompliance with the Regulations will be charged as an additional item.
7.15c) You are to supply and fix to our scaffold boards, prior to the removal of any asbestos, polythene sheeting covered with hardboard. On completion of asbestos removal, you are responsible for removing the sheeting and hard board and destruction/dumping in an approved site of any contaminated boards. Contaminated boards will be charged at cost price plus 10%.
7.16d) You are to certify, in writing, that all of our equipment is free of asbestos contamination before dismantling is commenced.
7.17e) Our price includes the cost of operatives working in protective clothing and wearing respirators/facemasks.
7.18f) Our price includes for all tube ends to be sealed with a plastic cap.
7.19g) You are required to provide forced ventilation, free of charge, to enable our employees to work in clean air.
8.1Our quotation is based on the details and measurements provided by you. Our quotation is there for subject to a site inspection and confirmation of the measurements supplied by you. For the avoidance of doubt this quotation is not capable of acceptance until an inspection of the site is carried out. We have assumed good access to and from the work face is available.
8.2 You are required to cut all holes in the fabric of the building, free of charge, which may be necessary for us to erect the scaffold. You are responsible for the making good of all holes on completion of dismantling of the scaffolds.
8.3You are responsible for providing sufficient safe and secures to rage areas for our equipment that are located within a reasonable distance of the work face.
8.4You 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.
8.5You are responsible for setting out the position of standards in lift shaft scaffolds to ensure that they are compatible for all trades who will be using the scaffold.
8.6 You are responsible for the provision of full on-site welfare facilities free of charge.
8.7You are responsible for providing, free of charge at the work face, a 110-volt electrical supply.
8.8You are responsible for supplying, fixing, maintaining and finally removing temporary task lighting at the work face.
8.9You are responsible for removing all materials, equipment and debris from the boarded lifts before they are dismantled/
Moved to a new position, or finally removed from site.
8.10Before our employees are required to handle any erected equipment you are responsible for cleaning it, and/or removing debris from it, and/or decontaminating it before being removed from site.
8.11Our price is based on the understanding that we will have free use of the client' screen, hoist, forklift and dumper at all reasonable times during normal working hours together with drivers and banks men.
8.12You are responsible for providing a firm level hard standing, adjacent to the building, upon which and from which equipment can be pre-fabricated in to sections for hoisting by mobile crane, to be provided by us, and for removal of the hard standing on completion.
8.13You are responsible for the provision of additional personnel to act as' lookouts' and perform other safety related duties in accordance with the site safety system.
8.14You are responsible for providing sufficient and suitable mechanical access equipment to enable us to complete our work in accordance with an agreed programme. You are further responsible for providing gap appropriately qualified operators and suitably prepared ground conditions for the proposed equipment.
8.15You are responsible for providing sufficient and suitable mechanical access equipment to enable us to complete our work in accordance with an agreed programme. You are further responsible for providing suitable ground conditions for the proposed equipment.
8.16You 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 a day work rate.
9 Financial Issues
9.1Our offer is made on the basis that in term applications for payment will be paid in full.
9.2Our offer is made on the basis that (2.5%) retention will be withheld from interim payments made prior to practical completion of our work. On achieving practical completion of our work, and the removal of all our equipment from site, there tension fund will be released immediately.
9.3The contract hire period(s) for each of the items included in this quotation represent the minimum periods of hire to be paid by you. Allowance will not be made for periods of hire less than the minimum periods or for periods when the scaffold is not in use for whatever reason. For the avoidance of doubt allowance will not be made for holidays.
9.4Allowances will not be made to the period of hire, whether contract hire periods or periods of extra hire, for holidays or any period when scaffolds are not in use.
9.5Trade discount of (2.5%) is applicable to contract prices only. Charges for extra hire and additional work are not subject to discount.
9.6You are entitled to deduct discount of (2.5%) on payments made strictly in accordance with the terms and conditions of payment. For the avoidance of doubt, you are not entitled to deduct discount from late payments. Were serve the right to charge interest on late payments in accordance the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest)Act1998.
9.7Work carried out on a day work basis is not subject to discount.
9.8For purposes of making interim payments each item of work will be valued as follows:
9.9a) The quantity of work erected will be assessed as a percentage of the total amount of each item to be erected.
9.10b) The value of work erected will be (75%) of the quantity determined at a) above.
9.11Our quotation is based on the work being carried out during normal working hours. The cost of carrying out work during period so other than normal working hours will be charged as an extra to the contract.
9.12Our quotation includes for the cost of carrying out the work outside of normal working hours.
9.13This quotation is based on the taxes and duties payable at the date of this quotation. Any additional costs arising from a change in the taxes and duties payable will be charged as an extra to the contract.
9.14Contract charges of any description must be notified to us in writing within 7 days of their occurrence. Such notification is a condition precedent to the Clients' entitlement to make such deductions.
9.15Minor adaptations and minor alterations will be charged at the current RlCS Prime Cost of Day work plus (150%).
9.16Our quotation includes for the cost of carrying out the work outside of normal working hours.
9.17Our quotation includes for the cost of preparing engineering drawings and calculations.
9.18Our quotation excludes the cost of preparing engineering drawings and calculations which will be charged as an extra to the contract.
9.19Our quotation is based on statutory regulation sand work practices current at the date of this quotation. Any changes to statutory regulations and work practices giving rise to additional costs will be charged as an extra to the contract.
9.20You 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 value.
10 Programme Issues
10.1You are required to provide a minimum of 8hours work per gang one a chained every visit to site.
10.2A 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 another sub-contract works.
10.3Variations to the Contract Programme must be agreed by your representative and our visiting supervisor. You must confirm programme variations to us within two working days. 10.4The Contract Programme must be automatically extended by the number of days affected by the occurrence of inclement weather.
10.5A minimum written notice period of seven days is required for the commencement of the works or for each separate visit following a break of more than three days.
10.6The hire periods of each item of scaffolding identified in our quotation is a minimum period. Are bate will not be given in the event that the period is reduced for whatever reason.
10.7Additional costs arising from agreed changes to the Contract Programme will be added to the contract sum.
10.8Agreement to any programmes forming part of this contract must be made, in writing, before incorporation into the contract.
10.9The Sub-contract period is deemed to be the hire period of the main scaffolding.
10.10Additional hire charges will commence after the expiry of the 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.
11 Specification issues
11.1Our price(s) and/or design(s) are based on the information/ specification provided by you attender stage. Were serve the right to amend our price(s) and/or design(s) in the event of changes to your information/specification.
11.2Our price(s) are based on the details supplied by you. You are responsible for checking that your requirements have been correctly interpreted and that all loadings, dimensions and details are correct and practicable.
11.3You are responsible for preparing a foundation upon which scaffolds can be constructed and for ensuring that the foundation is capable of withstanding the dead and live loads to be imposed.
11.4In the absence of your Health and Safety Plan and Lore details of any hazards that might affect our works any additional costs in cured by us as a result of these failures will be charged as additional items.
11.5Our price(s) is based on details provided by you and is subject to confirmation following as its visit. For the avoidance of doubt our price(s) is not capable of acceptance until confirmed by us.
11.6Our price(s) does not include for blocking/ locking lifts.
11.7Our price(s)include for blocking/locking lifts as indicated in each item.
11.8Our price(s) includes for the provision of inside guard-rails and toe-boards to meet the current regulations.
11.9You are responsible for the provision of suitably surfaced site roads to enable equipment to be delivered, by lorry to within 10 meters of the work face or removed from site. The cost associated with carrying equipment greater distances will be charged as an extra.
11.10You are responsible for providing reasonable access, at ground level, to and from the vessel/ interior of the structure.
11.11You are responsible for providing and maintaining adequate access around the structure during erection and dismantling operations.
11.12Unless otherwise stated this quotation includes for the supply of 100% materials. For the avoidance of doubt, we have not allowed for the dismantling and re-erection of the same material anywhere on the site.
11.13Hire periods include holidays. For the avoidance of doubt hire periods and/or extra hire periods will not be reduced during holiday periods.
11.14 Our price(s) includes for the provision of task lighting.
11.15 You are responsible for lighting the works, including task lighting.
11.16Gantry prices are based on the information supplied by you and for the provision of a suitable foundation capable of carrying the dead and imposed loads, free of charge. You are advised to check the specification and assumed loadings on which the price is based. Small changes to the loadings may have a significant impact on the price. Gantry works will not be commenced until a detailed specification and price is agreed.
11.17The price of bird cage scaffolds includes for erection and dismantling operations to be carried out in compliance with current regulations and good safety practices. For the avoidance of doubt, we have included for boarded access, complete with guard-rails and the use of harnesses during erection and dismantling operations.
11.18You are advised that none of the material to be incorporated in to the scaffolds has been treated with fire retardant material.
11.19Our price(s) includes for the treatment of equipment to give the fire-retardant properties specified by you.
12 Miscellaneous Issues/Qualifications
12.1Our price(s) are based on your enquiry/specification but are subject to confirmation of a number of issues before being capable of acceptance.
12.2A full day’s work should be made available for our employees on each and every visit. Were serve the right to charge any lost time at day-work rates.
12.3Our price(s) are based on the work being carried out during normal working hours. If work, for whatever reason, is required to be carried out at other times the additional cost will be charged as an extra item.
12.4Our price(s) include for the cost of carrying out the work outside of normal working hours.
12.5Our price(s) includes for continuous working and does not allow for disruption outside of our control for any reason whatsoever.
12.6Our price(s) assume that good and uninterrupted access and egress from the works will be maintained at all times during erection and dismantling operations.
12.7Your attention is specifically drawn to the exclusions relating to work carried out on existing roof surfaces.
12.8Our price(s) do not include for the provision and maintenance of lightning and earthing conductors of any kind or description.
12.9Our price(s) include for erection and dismantling operations to be carried out from mechanical access equipment. You are responsible for providing, maintaining and removing suitable site roads upon which access equipment can operate.