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SMAS Worksafe (Safety Management Advisory Service) has formally joined in a professional partnership with scaffolding trade body The Scaffolding Association with members of both organisations set to benefit. With the aim to improve health and safety within the scaffolding industry,...
HAKI Training

HAKI grows training portfolio with CISRS Operative Training Scheme (COTS)

System scaffolding and temporary access provider, HAKI, will start delivering the popular 1- day CISRS Operative Training Scheme (COTS)...

NASC & TWF to hold Temporary Works seminar

The NASC and Temporary Works Forum (TWF) are co-hosting a free Temporary Works seminar in Birmingham next month. The...

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Trade body partners up with SMAS Worksafe

SMAS Worksafe (Safety Management Advisory Service) has formally joined in a professional partnership with scaffolding trade body The Scaffolding Association with members of both organisations set to benefit. With the aim to improve health and...
HAKI Training

HAKI grows training portfolio with CISRS Operative Training Scheme (COTS)

System scaffolding and temporary access provider, HAKI, will start delivering the popular 1- day CISRS Operative Training Scheme (COTS) to customers from June 2019 onwards. The COTS course, accredited by CISRS, enables people who are...

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A large section of scaffolding has collapsed at a building site in Sydney killing an 18-year-old apprentice and seriously injuring another. Apprentice Christopher Cassantiti was reported to have fallen from a height of almost eight-storeys when a large section of...

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Company fined after live electrical cable is fixed to scaffolding

A Jersey scaffolding firm has been fined £45,000 after putting workers at risk of electrocution and burns. Jubilee Scaffolding Company was contracted to erect scaffolding at a property in St Lawrence, Jersey in August 2018. But...

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Recent incidents lead HSE to issue reminder on scaffolding safety

Storm Gareth has battered the UK with high winds over the last few days leading to the collapse of a number of scaffolds. A SECTION...

Retired scaffolder dies of Asbestos related illness

A 72-year-old man has died from industry-related lung cancer. Terry Aldridge sadly passed away on October 13 at St Wilfrid's Hospice, Chichester. Terry was a scaffolder in...
SpanSet height safety solutions

SpanSet & Simian showcase solutions for the Scaffolding Industry

One of the UK's leading manufacturers and suppliers of height safety equipment has partnered up with Simian Risk to showcase working at height safety solutions. At...

Safety Alert Issued over defective double couplers

A Health & Safety alert has been issued jointly by construction firms Kier | BAM (KBJV) over defective double coupler scaffold fittings. The KBJV...

HSE Issue Access Safety Alert

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued a new safety alert expanding on existing scaffold guidance. The move is aimed at enhancing current...

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HAKI Training

HAKI grows training portfolio with CISRS Operative Training Scheme (COTS)

System scaffolding and temporary access provider, HAKI, will start delivering the popular 1- day CISRS Operative Training Scheme (COTS) to customers from June 2019 onwards. The COTS course, accredited by CISRS, enables people who are...
PERI CISRS inspection course

PERI’s CISRS Inspection course is a success, says firm

Developing skills in an industry where time and health and safety standards are continually under scrutiny is essential. By attending such courses that provide upskilling opportunities, Scaffolding Inspectors can maintain the highest standards on...

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Access Firm Performs Acrobatics For Stage Show Project

Hollywood star Channing Tatum’s new UK show Magic Mike Live which features dancers performing aerobatics on wires to create a 360 degree spectacular has become one of the hottest tickets in town. And for the...

Scaffolding Firm Provides Lifesaving Services To HART

Cambridge & Hertfordshire based company Royston Scaffolding Ltd recently provided specialised scaffolding to the East of England Hazardous Area Response Team (HART). The specialist ambulance service, that provides expert medical care in particularly difficult environments...

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PRODUCTS & SERVICES

The Evolution of Scaffold Design

People will always need access to hard-to-reach places, and we will always need scaffolding. To do scaffolding properly and safely involves numerous people: engineers, designers, estimators, and scaffolders – as well as the building...

HAKI launches new mobile application

System access equipment provider, HAKI has launched a new iOS mobile application that brings to life the product range through interactive user guides and augmented reality (AR). The HAKI App is a free, one-stop service...

COMPANIES

Introducing the new TRAD MINI CATCHFAN

The TRAD Mini Catchfan is a new innovation from TRAD Safety Systems. This unique system has been specifically designed with the scaffolding sector in mind. The TRAD Mini Catchfan offers significantly increased protection when it...

TRAD make donation to Lighthouse Charity following win at Altrad President’s...

TRAD UK proudly received the Best Team Contribution Award at the inaugural Altrad President’s Awards for Safety Ceremony in Montpellier at the end of 2018. The Safety Award was in recognition of TRAD’s significant contribution towards improving safety...

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Caspian Group Ltd

New Name For Major Scaffold Boards Provider

Lincolnshire based Caspian Access and Plant Hire Ltd becomes Caspian Group Ltd. For over 30 years Caspian Access and Plant Hire Ltd have been one of the UK’s leading suppliers of scaffolding boards and related...
Beaver 84 Merges With Generation Hire and Sales

Beaver84 Merges With Generation Hire & Sales

Scaffolding specialist Altrad Beaver84 has merged with Generation Hire & Sales. As of the 1st January, Altrad Beaver84 is now trading as Generation Hire and sales the firm has said on its website. Both Beaver84 and...

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FROM THE MAG

Interview with CEO PHD Group Alan Brockhouse

Founded in 1984 by Bernard Dwyer, London-based PHD has established as one of the go-to construction access firms in the country, providing scaffolding solutions to a broad range of projects. In recent years those...

SGB – Building It Back Up

After a tumultuous few years, legendary scaffolding and access company SGB are well and truly back in business as part of the BrandSafway group. We spoke to Kevin Fitzpatrick, head of commercial and mechanical...

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