Cumiskey Scaffolding ‘builds you up’

16 Aug , 2018  

Cumiskey Scaffolding was set up in 2004 by brothers Robert and Noel Cumiskey. Over the past 15 years, the company has established a name that can be trusted and relied upon throughout Ireland when it comes to providing scaffolding solutions to the building and maintenance industry.

As a family run business, Cumiskey Scaffolding Limited strive to maintain the highest quality work by investing in and training all their staff, all of whom are certified, to the highest levels possible. They currently have 24 employees on their payroll, including Robert and Noel’s sister, Amanda, who looks after the accounts while Robert’s sons are following in their father’s footsteps.

Cumiskey Scaffolding provide a  scaffolding and scaffold shrink wrapping services as well as  hire, sales and labour only  service, putting safety and reliability first.

They supply and erect scaffolding around buildings of every shape and size, from around a loose chimney on the top of the smallest bungalow, to the spire of the tallest church in the country, from bridges to tanks, they have done it all and they know no limits. All their scaffolding services are available to commercial, industrial and domestic customers throughout Ireland.

High profile clients such as The Dublin Airport Authority can vouch for their high standard of professionalism and attention to detail when it comes to Health & Safety.

“We worked on the new build of Terminal 2 in Dublin Airport on behalf of PJ Hegarty & Sons back in 2008 and we’ve been there ever since,” Robert revealed. “We have an eight man crew based there permanently working days and nights. We’ve worked on approximately 50 projects to date in the airport. We have five on the go at the minute including a new transfer building extension for American Airlines.

“We’ve also completed jobs in Shannon Airport while a lot of our work is based in and around Dublin City Centre. We’ve worked on a lot of refurbishment projects for the OPW.”

Cumiskey Scaffolding have been using the world renowned Layher Scaffolding system for eight years now and their clients have reaped the benefits.

Layher Scaffolding is a German system scaffold which uses a simple, unique and bolt free friction wedge connection. Unlike other forms of system scaffolding, Layher is capable of overcoming any intricacy and can handle the most complex of structures with ease.

With its multitude of available components and modular configuration Layher scaffolding can reduce assembly times and labour costs while increasing safety.

Layher Scaffolding can be erected, adapted and dismantled three times faster than conventional tube and fitting scaffold, therefore vastly reducing construction programme times and thus saving clients preliminary and on-costs.

The flexibility of the scaffold is an even greater benefit to the end user. Structures can be changed and adapted on the fly and independent of the main scaffold lift. This allows operatives from other trades to work from a safe platform without having to adapt the main lift of the scaffold. An independently moveable inside board allows the scaffold to be efficiently raised or lowered by half a metre without having to adapt the main platform.

All of Cumiskey Scaffolding’s scaffolds make use of pre-formed aluminium staircases which are used in lieu of ladders, giving obvious safety benefits for those accessing the scaffolds. Layher Scaffolding also has the benefit of perforated steel decks for the working platform, giving extra grip and a far greater loading capacity when compared to traditional timber scaffold boards.

When Layher is used in conjunction with Cumiskey Scaffolding Ltd.’s bespoke safe erection procedure, the scaffolder erecting the scaffold gets the same safety benefits as the end user, and is able to work while always behind a guard rail, therefore allowing their operatives to adhere to the requirements for collective fall prevention measures set out in the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, Safety Health & Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013, Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007 and H.S.A. Code of Practice for Access & Working Scaffolds 2009.

“We provide a wide-ranging service to our clients needs, concentrating in particular on their health and safety and that of their site personnel,” Robert remarked. “Thankfully, business is very good at the minute and we’re in the fortunate position of having a lot of work on for major clients.

“Our clients appreciate the high level of service we provide which includes a 24 hour emergency response service. They also appreciate the quality of our galvanised systems while we also do temporary roof enclosures.”

Not content to rest on their laurels, Robert and Noel have ambitious plans in the pipeline to expand the business.

“Our next two years we aim to grow our workforce by 30%,” he said. “We want to keep everything controllable and we’d be optimistic that the future outlook for the industry is positive. “There is work out there with regard to new builds and refurbishments. We do a lot of commercial work and a little bit of industrial but the live market accounts for approximately 40% of our business.”

Cumiskey Scaffolding Ltd

80 Ranelagh Road,


Dublin 6

Office: 01 8672044

Robert: 086 2295333

Noel: 086 2053694

Website: www.cumiskeyscaffolding.com

Taken from Building Ireland Magazine, April/May 2018, Vol 4 No 4