Level 3 lockdown: 5 tips for team morale

It’s back to a new normal this week as Upright supports our customers with their scaffolding needs. It’s good to be back. We’ve found the following has helped with team morale during Covid-19 Levels 3 and 4: Keep talking. As Directors, we’ve kept an open door for all staff and been honest in our answers […]

Upright available for Essential Services during Covid-19 Lockdown

Covid-19: Wellbeing precautions

The safety and wellbeing of staff and customers has always been a priority for Upright. We are taking our Covid-19 response very seriously. From Thursday 26 March until the end of the Level 4 Lockdown, Upright staff will operate remotely from their homes. When required to support customers who are operating essential services, we’ll pull […]

Covid-19 Level 4: Open for essential services

Upright Scaffolding is available to essential services providers during the Level 4 Lockdown Period. We are currently working to ensure continuity of number of major infrastructure projects in transport, oil and gas, and shipping. We’re also supporting crucial repair and maintenance activity for food production facilities throughout the South Island. Social distancing, hygiene and other […]

Scaffold of the Week

There was  great view from the ‘office’ for the Upright crew at Lyttelton Port last week. They erected a tank scaffold for Fulton Hogan at their Bitumen Plant. Tank scaffolding requires specialist equipment – tanks are round and scaffolds are usually square! There are also plenty of hazards, from pipes and valves to bad weather. […]

Upright Aiming High in 2019

We’ve made some changes over the past 18 months, all designed to improve the service we provide to customers throughout the South Island. NEW DIRECTORS On 1 April, my brother Chris and I became sole directors of Upright Scaffolding, a company that’s operated in Christchurch since 1949 and that our father, Warwick bought into in […]

All Good Here

A leaning scaffold isn’t typically something you want to shout about but in the case of this job for Lyttelton Engineering the arrangement bought the client valuable maintenance time. The scaffolds in the image above were built to provide maintenance access to the ship’s two masts. They were erected while the vessel was on the […]

Access All Areas

Simon Construction needed all-weather protection, full exterior access and an efficient means to transport materials at height during this central Christchurch apartment repair. Located in the heart of Christchurch, the Cambridge Apartments is a residential complex made up of four blocks. Main contractor, Simon Construction, was tasked with completing extensive earthquake repairs to the entire [...]

Scaffold of the Year

It was no mean feat to provide safe, under-pier access to repair to support columns for New Brighton Pier. Weather, sea conditions and maintaining full public access only added to the challenge! Location: New Brighton, Christchurch Main Contractor: Fulton Hogan Scaffold Purpose: enable strengthening work to pier columns post-earthquake The project that earned Upright SARNZ […]

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