The depot is the engine room of the Admiral Scaffolding Group Ltd’s operations!
Without a trained and dedicated depot staff the whole operation would collapse around the Group’s ears. It is imperative therefore that the whole procedure from ordering materials from site to loading them and transporting them is carried out in the most professional of manners. The whole depot is overseen by the Group’s Depot Manager. He and his staff will ensure that all vehicles are correctly and safely loaded and are hitched to their trailers before the depot opens at 6.45am.
Within the scope of duties for the depot staff are the general day to day inspection of all scaffolding plant. The checking of the suitability of the plant to be used without needing a service. The cutting back of damaged scaffold boards so that they can be used as shorter lengths. The disposal of waste efficiently by taking all metals to the recycling centre. Checking whether disposable items are fit for a second or subsequent use, thereby increasing efficiency and protecting the environment.
The heart of The Admiral Scaffolding Group Ltd b eats regularly everyday in the form of the pistons of their fleet of vehicles.
Without tender loving care it is easy for a scaffold vehicle to be brutally treated with the resultant shorter than envisaged life expectancy. This in turn causes delays to contracts, costs in repair bills and general unreliability. Not a triumvirate that the Group wishes to experience.
To ensure that the vehicles get all the treatment they require the Group has invested in its own engineers. These are supplemented by a third party auditor who visits on a three monthly basis to randomly inspect the vehicles and confirm that the correct inspection paperwork and driver’s records.
To aid the efficiency of the fleet all drivers undertake an annual driver awareness course which aims to show them how to be more careful drivers, thereby reducing the stress on the vehicle, minimising the risk of accidents, reducing fuel costs – a saving to both the Group and the environment.