Skyform (Scotland) Limited are a multi-disciplined company providing access and constructions solutions throughout the UK to various different Market Sectors. This Glasgow based company was founded in 1995 by Managing Director Jim Campbell purely as an access provider before expanding into specialist and general construction works.
We have created a strong customer base and have established ourselves as one of the leading providers of cradle access in the UK. Our large customer base is due largely to the energy and enthusiasm our Managing Director and all our employees who continually strive in ensuring the services provided are always of the highest quality, our clients demands are met in terms of the service, price and of course Health and Safety which is our highest priority.
Our suspended platforms are let to Main Contractors for use in contracts when accessing structures is required. All persons operating our access systems are fully trained to the highest standards to ensure safe operation. Main Contractors have been utilising our access systems for the carrying out of all types of work such as Concrete/ Structural repairs, Window Installation and Repairs, Roughcasting, and Stone Cleaning. We have also assisted in carrying out structural surveys and condition surveys of buildings.
Skyform (Scotland) Ltd mainly acted as sub-contractor until 2005 until the formation of Skyform Specialist Contracts Division. The formation of this division allowed us to tender for the type of projects which our access systems were being utilised for. The Specialist Construction Division is now the main contractor on the majority of its projects.
Skyform Specialist Contracts Division was introduced with the intention of offering our customers a unique service which reduces the number of sub-contractors on any particular site. This in turn enables us to offer competitive rates, a reduction in the amount of correspondence for clients, and a greater control of services in the work site. We have an excellent Health and Safety record and we like to think that this is a direct result of our positive approach to Health and Safety matters. All of our operatives are fully trained in the use of the access systems, working at height as well as being specialist in their own trades.
In 2006 we purchased new premises in Aberdeen and have employed and developed an experienced and capable team of operatives to our Specialist Division. Our advantage in Aberdeen is providing local labour which allows an increased level of customer service; unlike our competitors in this area. In conjunction with the CITB we also formed a dedicated apprenticeship for Concrete Repairs, a UK first.
Skyform are now working on large scale projects which often encompass various work scopes, the majority of these work scopes we can now manage and successfully deliver in house.
The returns gained from our Specialist Division allowed us to invest heavily in our Access Division. Skyform have a fully equipped workshop complete with Qualified Engineers who are experienced in the maintenance and commissioning of lifting equipment. From this we became involved with a Belgian company Skyman International and were invited to send our operatives to Belgium to train as towerhoist engineers for their H400 Towerhoist, which is now, located within 1300 wind turbines in the UK and Ireland Onshore and Offshore. We were only chosen to do this due to our competence in Access Systems and our reputation being such of compliance and quality.
From that point till now we have been delighted with the progress that our access division has had in the renewable energy industry. Siemens PLC have contracted us to service, commission and overhaul all Skyman Towerhoists throughout the UK. We believe this decision was, in part, due to a specifically designed database system which takes all of the responsibility for service scheduling out of the hands of the client. The database reduces the workload significantly for our client and they are delighted we have made this investment.
We have been providing this service to SWP (Siemens Wind Power) since 2008 and they have been delighted with our input and added value to date. We continue to have a very close working relationship with Siemens which we believe to be flourishing and we are now being approached to perform additional works on the WTG’s. The current scope of works is to service and maintain all SWP/Skyman Towerhoists throughout the UK, Ireland and offshore. During this exciting time in the renewable energy industry we believe the potential for continued growth looks very positive.
In reference to the above, the manufacturer of the Towerhoist has approved service companies throughout the world, with Skyform being the only one for the UK and Ireland. We are glad to announce that they are using Skyforms procedures as a template to roll out to its distributors worldwide.
Skyform have a dedicated Training Centre in Glasgow, and an additional Training Centre within the SWP Newcastle Training facility in which we train hundreds of contractors and operatives per year on the safe use and troubleshooting of the Wind Turbine ‘Towerhoist’.
At this present moment in time, 2014, Skyform are delivering servicing to around 30 Wind Farm sites throughout the UK on 6 monthly frequencies.
Skyform holds Customer Satisfaction, Health, Safety & Environmental Performance progress among our highest priorities.
Skyform, over the last 3 years have achieved our goal of attaining ISO 9001 Quality Management, ISO 14001 Environmental Management & OHSAS 18001 Health and Safety Management through SGS certification services. We recently received Safe Contractors and Achilles Certificates. We are continually audited on these scopes on yearly intervals.
Our integrated management systems allow fast and precise procedures in respect of Health, Safety, Quality and Environmental Management. Every one of our Skyform employees are familiar with these systems and gain regular familiarity and training as required. These policies are led by the Company Directors through Senior Management to our operatives. Everyone at Skyform understands the proactive approach required to uphold these systems in addition to ensuring they are continually revised and amended to offer value at all times to our company, personnel and customers.
Skyform is certified to PAS 2030. This audited system (by BSI) is designed for installing, managing and providing Energy Efficiency Measures (EEM) in existing buildings. It also recommends best practice for managing the installation process and providing services to the customer before, during and after. The Green Deal creates a financing mechanism that will allow a range of energy efficiency measures to be installed in both domestic and non-domestic buildings at no upfront cost. Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) will be using this PAS.
The PAS 2030 system also allows and approves Skyform to carry out large scale energy measure works under schemes such as CESP and upcoming ECO schemes.
In addition to the above accreditations Skyform hold the following:
Skyform has seen unprecedented growth over the past four years due to our continuous efforts for improvements, and our consistent commitment to quality and health and safety. We are currently in the process of refocusing our branding strategy aiming to better reach our prospective clients by rebranding Skyform ECO and Skyform Wind as focused dedicated service bundles. In this way we believe we will be able to provide better focused services and dedicate our resources more efficiently, with the ultimate goal to create happier clients. We are confident that the above changes will create more opportunities for growth and will bring new business ventures. We at Skyform are positive that if we continue our current approach with the ambition, integrity and professionalism and with our client centered approach to the marketplace, we will continue to grow and prosper.