Yearly round-up

We’re delighted with the year we’ve had in 2013, and we’re looking forward to a similarly good year in 2014. We’ve completed a large number of projects for satisfied clients throughout the year.

Outstanding health and safety record

We have carried out various types and sizes of contracts in 2013; these included the Sedco 711 project in Invergordon for Global and Foyers Power Station for SSE. All the projects were completed without having any reportable incidents, accidents or dangerous occurrences under the HSE RIDDOR reporting procedure.

This impressive health and safety statistic is testament to our competent and committed staff, our training programmes and our willingness to work closely with our clients.

Managing Director Mike McDonald is proud of his employees’ dedication and hard work. ‘I’m keen to thank each and every staff member who has helped make 2013 a very good, safe year,’ said Mike. ‘We have a really impressive workforce, who have proved time and time again to be committed, flexible and hard-working, helping to ensure everyone’s safety and keep our clients happy.’

New shrinkwrap division

The end of 2013 saw the creation of our new shrinkwrap and containment division, headed up by experienced Contracts Manager Mark Bisset. Shrinkwrap is used for containing pollutants or contaminants and providing weather protection. This service is already proving popular and we expect high growth in this area. We’ve recently secured a contract with BiFab in Rosyth, where we’ll have six employees working for the next few months.

Looking forward

2014 is shaping up to be equally successful, with a number of projects already lined up.

On the civils side, we’ve just started a large scaffolding project on the Kessock Bridge working with Balfour Beatty, and another planned shutdown at Foyers. On the oil side, there’s the ongoing work on the Galaxy 1 project in Invergordon and we’ve just completed the work on the Galaxy 2 project in Dundee.

Everyone at McDonald Scaffolding is looking forward to working safely on a variety of projects over the course of the year, growing existing client relationships and building new ones.

We have started the process of achieving accreditation in ISO 9001, ISO14001 and ISO18001 in 2014 and are busy working towards this goal, which will be a real benefit to the company.