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Urgent Appeal For Stricken UK Scaffolder Stranded In Sri Lanka

An appeal to raise £30,000 has been launched to help bring a stranded UK scaffolder with Locked-In syndrome back home from Sri Lanka. Colin Whiteside from Bamber Bridge near Preston had been working for Hyundai, on the Cinnamon...

UKSSH launches new security gate system

UK System Scaffold Hire (UKSSH) has launched a totally new security gate system designed to control access to all types of HAKI site stair towers as well as HAKI Public Access...
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Video: Scaffolders working on Tower Bridge 1951

This gem of a video depicts the life of a scaffolder in the 1950s perfectly. Working from one scaffold board 200ft above the Thames, scaffolders erect structures around Tower Bridge in London for stonemasons to make vital repairs after WW11.

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Urgent Appeal For Stricken UK Scaffolder Stranded In Sri Lanka

An appeal to raise £30,000 has been launched to help bring a stranded UK scaffolder with Locked-In syndrome back home from Sri Lanka. Colin Whiteside from Bamber Bridge...

UKSSH launches new security gate system

UK System Scaffold Hire (UKSSH) has launched a totally new security gate system designed to control access to all types of HAKI site stair towers as well as HAKI Public Access...

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Enigma Industrial Services invests further £2M in HAKI

Industrial service access provider, Enigma Industrial Services Ltd has purchased a further £2million of HAKI Universal scaffolding, for forthcoming large-scale projects across the UK. The first phase of the order, valued at £1.4million, was supplied to Enigma...

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Video: Scaffolders working on Tower Bridge 1951

This gem of a video depicts the life of a scaffolder in the 1950s perfectly. Working from one scaffold board 200ft above the Thames, scaffolders erect structures around Tower Bridge in London for stonemasons to make vital repairs after WW11.

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Scaffolding boss receives suspended jail sentence for scaffolders death

A scaffolding boss has received a suspended jail sentence and a roofing contractor has been fined after a scaffolder was killed falling through a fragile roof during construction work at a factory...

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The Spiritual Art Of Scaffolding

Charismatic St Botolph's Church in Boston which is also known as the ‘Boston Stump’ looks pretty spectacular at any time of year, especially from the air. It's persona however, takes on a different yet fascinating front when lovingly wrapped in scaffolding....

British Is Still Best With Brent

With Brent Scaffold Boards Ltd you know exactly what you're going to get. Not a sales slogan but a basic fact of life. Personal service, quality...

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ScaffMag Issue 6

In this, yet another jam packed issue we look to focus on an often-unsung area of our industry, the events sector. For most people this sector means audio and lighting rigs, props, effects, portaloos and security fencing. However larger structures, staging and seating calls for highly skilled specialist firms to install. To gain an insight into the world of scaffold based event structures we spoke to one of the UK’s largest providers, Acorn Event Structures. Plus much more…

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CISRS card holders urged not to panic

Dave Mosley, CISRS Managing Director has urged cardholders not to panic following CSCS' "Grandfather Rights" withdrawal announcement. The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) has recently announced plans tophase...
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Partnership secures scaffolding apprenticeships

Nine North East residents have secured apprenticeships or employment through a partnership between Thirteen, the largest housing association in the North East, and expanding local company, J Mac Scaffolding and Safety Systems.

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Video: Scaffolders working on Tower Bridge 1951

This gem of a video depicts the life of a scaffolder in the 1950s perfectly. Working from one scaffold board 200ft above the Thames, scaffolders erect structures around Tower Bridge in London for stonemasons to make vital repairs after WW11.

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Protecting a Construction Site From the Increasing Number of Thefts

The Construction Index reports that more than half of builders in the UK have been victims of theft, with more than 50% having had their vans damaged and tools stolen. In an interview, FMB chief executive Brian...

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Project 7 helps to create a Major League Baseball park at...

A British construction firm that specialises in complex and bespoke builds and uses scaffolding to create niche solutions was brought in to help transform West Ham’s London Stadium into a Major...

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...

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UKSSH launches new security gate system

UK System Scaffold Hire (UKSSH) has launched a totally new security gate system designed to control access to all types of HAKI site stair towers as well as HAKI Public Access Staircases. The...

The latest release of SMART Inspector saves hours

Scaffold estimating software developers CADS have launched a new update for the SMART Inspector app, saving users hours of work. Load all your scaffolds from an Excel spreadsheet

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...

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NASC aims to help members bring hundreds of new operatives into...

The NASC has created a £50,000 funding pot to help its members bring 400 new recruits into the scaffolding industry. The training fund will enable NASC full...

Trade body to hold Working at Height panel discussion at Safety...

The Scaffolding Association will again be holding another industry discussion at the Excel in London, during the Safety & Health Expo. A specialist discussion panel is set to...

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