Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy, Fife UK

Project facts

Description Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy, Fife
Challenge Design and build of an access for the curved façade

SGB (Formerly Harsco Infrastructure) were required to install scaffolding to the building’s façade including the external perimeter, internal walls and lift shafts to permit the installation and erection of brickwork, masonry, cladding, curtain walling and render finishes.

Naturally, site safety was a major consideration during the procurement process as well as during installation and use of the scaffold structure. We worked to the ‘collective protection’ principles of NASC Guidance Note SG4:10, rather than the current ‘tunnelling’ method of scaffold erection outlined in SG4:05.

This means that that scaffold erectors on the Fife Hospital site were protected from falls at all times during erection and dismantling of the access systems on the site – a major contribution to site safety. Three different methods were identified as providing suitable collective protection for this project and the most appropriate one selected before each section of scaffolding commenced.


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