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UK Startup Develops Innovative Floating Access System

An award-winning Cornish based start-up has developed and patented a new product that allows UK scaffold firms to offer floating access solutions. The product called ScaffFloat is a set of tough plastic floats that have been specifically designed to integrate...

London tower crane collapse kills woman

A woman was pronounced dead and four people were injured after a tower crane suddenly collapsed onto a row of houses in east London...

NASC Backs Talent Retention Scheme

NASC has welcomed the launch of the Construction Talent Retention Scheme, which will help keep scaffolding workers in the industry. The National Access and Scaffolding...

£1,000 payout for each worker brought off furlough

The Chancellor has today unveiled plans to retain UK construction jobs and help to get youngsters into the industry. Chancellor Rishi Sunak has promised UK...

Demo trade body launches new safety guidance video for scaffolding

National Federation of Demolition Contractors (NFDC) has produced a scaffolding safety guidance video for demolition contractors. The video published today aims to predominately educate demolition...

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ScaffFloat allows UK scaffolding firms to offer floating access solutions

UK Startup Develops Innovative Floating Access System

An award-winning Cornish based start-up has developed and patented a new product that allows UK scaffold firms to offer floating access solutions. The product called ScaffFloat is a set of tough plastic floats that have...
NASC Backs Talent Retention Scheme

NASC Backs Talent Retention Scheme

NASC has welcomed the launch of the Construction Talent Retention Scheme, which will help keep scaffolding workers in the industry. The National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) have said it backs the new scheme which...
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£1,000 payout for each worker brought off furlough

The Chancellor has today unveiled plans to retain UK construction jobs and help to get youngsters into the industry. Chancellor Rishi Sunak has promised UK firms a £1,000 payout for bringing each staff member back...
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Demo trade body launches new safety guidance video for scaffolding

National Federation of Demolition Contractors (NFDC) has produced a scaffolding safety guidance video for demolition contractors. The video published today aims to predominately educate demolition contractors and comes in response to a spate of demolition...
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HSE: Death rate in construction on the rise

Latest statistics from the Health and Safety Executive reveal death rates in construction have increased. The figures show 40 construction site workers were killed as a result of injures sustained while at work in the...

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The very latest scaffolding & access industry news, innovation exclusives, discussion and the very best scaffolding jobs. Scaffmag reports and raises awearness on the latest and most important subjects that are affecting the scaffolding industry.

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What is going up, down under?

Since the beginning of time, scaffolding has been used around the world to provide safe access for multiple uses.  We venture ‘down under’ to understand the Australian market landscape to understand who and what...

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ScaffFloat allows UK scaffolding firms to offer floating access solutions

UK Startup Develops Innovative Floating Access System

An award-winning Cornish based start-up has developed and patented a new product that allows UK scaffold firms to offer floating access solutions. The product called ScaffFloat is a set of tough plastic floats that have...
London tower crane collapse

London tower crane collapse kills woman

A woman was pronounced dead and four people were injured after a tower crane suddenly collapsed onto a row of houses in east London yesterday. The 20-meter tower crane was working on a construction site...

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£1,000 payout for each worker brought off furlough

The Chancellor has today unveiled plans to retain UK construction jobs and help to get youngsters into the industry. Chancellor Rishi Sunak has promised UK firms a £1,000 payout for bringing each staff member back into work and off furlough. The money will be paid out...
Latest SOP version says Site Canteens can reopen

Latest SOP version says site canteens can reopen

Belly busting breakfasts are back after the CLC publishes its latest version of the Site Operating Procedures, allowing site canteens to reopen. In line with the recent government's revision to social distancing guidance, the Construction...
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‘Build build build’ PM set to announce New Deal for Britain

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will today announce a “New Deal” which puts jobs and infrastructure at the centre of the government’s economic growth strategy. Prime Minister Boris Johnson will today (Tuesday 30th June) announce a...

FEATURES FROM THE MAG

The Importance of Installing and Checking Scaffold Ties

The recent high winds from storm Ciara and Dennis have highlighted the potential damage and destruction that can be caused by improper scaffold installation. Jonathan Craig from Hydrajaws guides us on the importance of installing and checking scaffold ties. Scaffold Ties A scaffold tie is an...

Tomorrow’s Scaffolding Solutions, Today

48.3 is driving the evolution of scaffolding by integrating all aspects of temporary and permanent works design, which results in a much more time-effective, cost-effective and safe solution. 48.3...

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ScaffMag Issue 9

The coronavirus crisis and its impact on our industry features heavily in this issue . A recent ScaffMag Covid-19 survey has revealed that 28% within our industry have been laid off, but why? (see p6). We also look at the longterm impact of the virus on both the scaffolding and construction industries (see p14). Meanwhile, our main features in this issue cover the training and recruitment sectors. Our man Richard Trenchard speaks with Dave Mosley about the ongoing uphill battle of the CISRS card change over (see p33). And we look to the NASC to find out how they are attracting new blood into the industry to tackle the skills shortage (see p36).

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