About us


Northern Platforms & Stagings Ltd. was formed by John Johnston in September 1984 with an initial work-force of three.
Due to the continued expansion of the company, Steven Buchan stepped up in 1998 and accepted Directorship.


Northern Platforms know how important scaffold design is to all customers that’s why we use a highly experienced design company.


Achilles - Certificate of Registration
Achilles - Certificate of Audit
Construction Line - Certificate of Membership
Acclaim Accreditation - Certificate of Health & Safety Accreditation
Certificate of Insurance


Northern platforms have a mixed fleet of up to 15 vehicles, to implement scaffolding services in destinations all around the North East of Scotland. Suppliers are sourced through an internal verifying system making sure they have sufficient Health & Safety Certification and adhere to all of our company policies.


Northern platforms are also committed as a company to contributing to the local community & ensuring they have a happy work force.
  • - We are an annual sponsor of local football teams and support other charities in the area.
  • - We are proud members of Healthy Working Lives and take part in their award programme to develop health promotion and safety themes.
  • - We adhere to National living wage.


Being registered with the C.I.S.R.S allows us to incorporate relevant industry changes as they happen including legislation and technical and safety advancement. All employees hold current C.I.S.R.S cards and must pass Health & Safety tests regularly in order to be fully aware of current H&S Issues.
After an initial Safety Induction that includes basic H&S Training, the issue of the Company Handbook containing all policies and procedures and the issue of the NASC User Guide, all employees become part of a yearly training plan so that we have a multi-skilled workforce with all certificates in place. Including:

  • - Confined Space Vessel Entry Procedures
  • - Asbestos Awareness
  • - Counter Balance Forklift Truck
  • - Fall Arrest Suspension and Rescue Equipment
  • - Digital Tachograph Training
  • - First Aid
  • - Etc…
We send all our scaffolders to the C.I.T.B Training Centres to complete their scaffolding qualification depending on their level of experience.
We use various Training Providers (on- and off site) as well as doing in-house Training Sessions and Tool Box talks that take place in our Training and Meeting Room facilities.