Scaffolding Team Bay of Plenty

Summit Scaffolding Bay of Plenty has a policy of giving operators the opportunities to attain Certificates of Competence for Scaffolding in New Zealand.

We are proud that as a result, all Summit scaffolders have current Site Safe cards and the Working at Height unit standard 23229 as a minimum.

Training our workers Scaffolding Team Bay of Plenty for Residential | Commercial | Industrial | scaffolding equipment Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty region. beyond basic levels of capability ensures a positive working relationship with clients, supported by our management team who are fully focussed on delivering clear communications in the office, onsite and with customers.

Scaffolding Team Bay of Plenty for Residential | Commercial | Industrial | scaffolding equipment Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty region.

Company Director: John Scott

John completed his advanced scaffolder training in 1987, working around Portsmouth, UK as a chargehand on all aspects of scaffolding, including commercial, residential, and marine. He holds a National Certificate in Advanced Scaffolding and a Site Safe Gold Card. Some of the projects John has worked on include Auckland Hospital, Sky City Convention Centre, University of Auckland Business School, Stamford Plaza, and Eden Park.

Director: Bruce Pickerill

In 1986, Bruce began his scaffolding career in Sydney, Australia working on high-rise construction. He completed a Scaffolding Class 1 Certificate of Competency NSW and holds a National Certificate in Advanced Scaffolding and a Site Safe Gold Card. His activities have involved various residential, commercial, and petrochemical projects such as Marsden Point Oil Refinery, Portland Cement, Fonterra House, Princes Street and Mt Eden Prison, and work on film industry sets such as Xena and Hercules.

Branch Manager: Gary Pearson

Gary is qualified as an Advanced Scaffolder and holds Site Safe Gold Card in Leadership and Risk Management. Gary has worked on several major projects in Asia, the Middle East, and South Africa, and managed the scaffold construction at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai a worldclass horse racing venue that can accommodate 60,000 spectators.
Gary was part of the senior scaffold management team and led the construction of the renowned Louvre Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and his expertise and extensive knowledge in scaffolding have taken him to massive projects in the oil and gas industry in China, and Angola, Southwestern Africa. Gary has overseen a massive 1000plus scaffolders throughout these projects and also obtained his NEBOSH and IOSH International certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.

Bob Aughey: Contracts Manager

Bob hails from Ireland and has been working in the scaffolding industry for 20 years.

His experience includes supervising Summit’s scaffold workforce in the construction of the Water View tunnel in Auckland and overseeing the scaffold building of the NZICC Convention Centre in Auckland’s CBD.

Bob is an Advanced Scaffolder and holds a Site Safe Gold Card in Training and Supervising workers, SARNZ COC Advanced.

Supervisors | Scaffold Design Engineer

Dexter Lipp: Manager

Dexter holds an NZ Certificate 4 Intermediate Scaffolding qualification and has a proven track record of excellent workmanship in both the New Zealand and Australian scaffolding industries. His
familiarity with health and safety, first aid, license to operate machinery such as boom type Elevated Working Platform (EWP), gas testing, and firefighting equipment, as well as holding supervisory
training and certifications, make him one of the many assets of the Summit Waikato workforce.

Scaffold Design Engineer, Lee Buckley

Lee began his time in the scaffold industry as a Yard Operative in 1996 with Crest Scaffolding in Manchester, UK. In 2010 he became a qualified Engineer, joining Summit in 2019.

Yard Supervisor, Hayden Ruki

Hayden has a wealth of experience both in the scaffolding and warehousing industries. He holds a heavy vehicle class license and is a qualified HiAb operator.


Pamela Pearson, Office Manager

Pamela holds a degree in Electrical Engineering. She is originally from the Philippines and has over 15 years of administration experience managing offices and commercial properties in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Pamela is certified in Proficiency in Accounting New Zealand and oversees the office and accounts for Summit Scaffolding Waikato.

Phone: 07 444 4383


Hazel Hieatt

Chief Financial Officer

Health and Safety Manager

Jolene Emery- Health and Safety Manager

Jolene has joined the Summit Scaffolding Team and is managing the Health and Safety requirements specifically for the Waikato and Bay of Plenty.

She has joined us from the high-risk industry of Aerial Fertiliser application where she has been for over five years. Also bringing with her various complimentary skills to enhance the established Health and Safety Culture. With training and breaking content down into everyday language she works closely with the business in both compliance and the Safety and Wellbeing of the person as a whole.

Having a background in auditing, incident investigations and government regulations she has embraced the challenge of leaving Aviation Safety behind and is quickly adapting to the world of Scaffolding and construction sites.

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The team at Summit Scaffolding Waikato are a highly trained and specifically skilled crew who follow the Summit mandate of consistent excellence in workmanship.

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Summit Scaffolding Waikato | Bay of Plenty

Bay of Plenty Branch:

Office number: 07 444 4383


Dexter Lipp: 021 0881 2026

Physical address:

34 Te Kakau Place, Kairua Papamoa 3175

Visit the Waikato Branch Website.


Visit the Auckland Branch Website.