Who We Are



Cogent Scaffolding is a family company built on relationships. Relationships with our clients, staff and suppliers. Our family and culture are very important to us and when you join the Cogent Scaffolding team you become a part of our family.


We offer specialised, value-added scaffolding services to the commercial construction, industrial, civil and resource industries.


Cogent Scaffolding began as a business of 3 members of the O’Brien family, with another 3 scaffolders back in 2003. Since then our company has gone from strength to strength as we take on larger and more complex projects, becoming a supplier to Tier 1 construction companies throughout Queensland. We have grown from 3 scaffolders in 2003 to 110+ in 2022 plus another 11 in our management team.




We take great pride in our values and these are what our company and operations are centred around;


  1. Relationships
  2. Family
  3. Quality
  4. Integrity
  5. Innovation


Our company’s foundation is built on the relationships we have formed with all of our stakeholders; clients, employee’s and suppliers. We always strive to deliver a quality product and we do so with integrity. We work on a continuous improvement philosophy and are always looking at new and innovative ways to do things.


Cogent Scaffolding’s purpose is to demonstrate safety, quality and professionalism to build a reputation as our clients first choice.




Cogent Scaffolding’s owners have a combined total of over 55 years experience in the scaffolding industry. They learnt the trade from their Father while growing up in country Victoria and in this time watched him run a successful scaffolding company of his own.


This experience has been invaluable in understanding primarily how to design and construct scaffolding to suit any commercial or industrial project, but also what they’ve learnt in terms of running a successful company that centres around taking pride in what you, creating a great company culture, and to always work to the best of your ability.


Cogent Scaffolding has been operating for 19 years now, and in this time we have completed a wide range of projects throughout Queensland and New South Wales. These projects included high-rise towers, hospitals, Government projects, apartment buildings, silos, tunnels, bridges and shopping centres.



Our Management Team are highly experienced and we actively recruit and retain only the best. We have a unique administrative support model that works hard to support our scaffolders and work crews. We are a professional  development company and we hold regular professional development training sessions for our staff and scaffolders.




Working regularly with some of the biggest names in the construction industry, we are ready to make our know-how and ability to deliver outstanding service available for you, too. Our knowledge base and technical skills are incomparable in our industry, and our team is highly trained to perform even the most challenging projects. When you work with us, you can trust that we will exceed your expectations every time.



At Cogent Scaffolding, the training of our work crews is very important as we know that you, the client, will benefit enormously from this. To this end we document all of our crews training records and keep them up to date at all times. We have also developed intensive internal training programs.




Safety is of utmost importance to us. To this end we have in place an Occupational Health & Safety Management system, which has been independently certified to comply with the AS/NZS 4801 standard. The safety of our sites and of our scaffolders is our number one priority and we work hard to maintain our safety management systems. Ensuring that our scaffolders return home to their families each night is critical to Cogent Scaffolding.



We have implemented a Quality Management system which has also been independently certified to comply with the ISO 9001 standard. We’re serious about only providing our clients with the best service possible. Our systems are regularly audited both internally and externally and to date we have not had a single non-conformance; a fact that we are proud of.




If you have a project that requires safe, quality, and cost-effective work at height, contact us today to determine just what it’s going to take to get your project completed on time and on budget. From design specifications through to safety management, Cogent Scaffolding will deliver a professional service that will set your mind at ease.

Contact Cogent Scaffolding to discuss your next project.