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No fear scaffolders dismantle high altitude hanger

Video showing scaffolders dismantling a high altitude scaffold posted by ScaffMag goes viral with 2.5 million views on Facebook. The location of where the video was taken is unknown but many commenting on the video posted...

Council guilty after worker crushed by pack of roof trusses

Darlington Borough Council has been fined £28K after a labourer was injured when a pack of roof trusses fell on him. Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 5 October 2017, the self-employed labourer was working...
Lighthouse Construction Charity Helpline

Construction Industry Helpline provides £1.254 million of charitable support to the...

In construction, many workers and their families can find themselves in a desperate situation and are unsure of who to turn to for help and advise. This is where the inspirational charity The Lighthouse construction...
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Young scaffolder who struggled with depression found hanged by mum

The heartbreaking news of a young scaffolder who committed suicide has been released. An inquest at Bradford coroner court heard how Louie Sam Bates (19) from Halifax was found by his mother suspended from...

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New scaffolder training centre opens in Qatar

Safety and Access and Aecor International Training have gained Overseas Scaffolders Training (OSTS) accreditation from CISRS for a new centre in Al Khor, Qatar. The UK training firm and Aecor International already have a very...

One dead after scaffolding collapse in Belgium

Seven stories high scaffold has collapsed killing one and seriously injuring another at a hotel building in Antwerp, Belgium.The collapse is positioned directly outside the busy central station. Emergency response teams were in attendance at...

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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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Scaffolder suffers broken leg after falling from scaffolding

A scaffolder fell from scaffolding yesterday at a housing development in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire fracturing his leg in the accident. According to reports the scaffolder in...
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Birmingham builder dies in scaffold fall

The Police and the HSE are currently involved in a joint investigation after a 78-year-old builder died after falling from scaffolding.On March 5, the builder...

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New Stay Safe at Height training course announced by CISRS

CISRS have announced they are introducing a new Stay Safe at Heights Scaffold Awareness course. The one day course will be open to tradesmen and construction workers such as bricklayers, painters and electricians.CISRS say...
CISRS OSTS

New scaffolder training centre opens in Qatar

Safety and Access and Aecor International Training have gained Overseas Scaffolders Training (OSTS) accreditation from CISRS for a new centre in Al Khor, Qatar. The UK training firm and Aecor International already have a very...

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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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TRAD Hire & Sales Release New ALTRIX Temporary Roof System User...

Following on from the introduction of the new User Guide and Component Capacity Manual for their revolutionary PLETTAC METRIX® System Scaffold, TRAD Hire & Sales are proud to announce the launch of the new...

Financing The Scaffolding Industry

Scaffolding and construction companies of all shapes and sizes need consistent support in terms of valuable business help. Running any business carries financial implications and problems from time to time. For starters, there's the...

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TRADGuard provides protection on London’s ‘Can of Ham’

TRAD Safety System’s were proud to be involved in the erection of 70 St Mary Axe, City of London, where they supplied over 4,000 linear metres of their TRADGuard Temporary Mesh Edge Protection to...

TRAD Hire & Sales Release New ALTRIX Temporary Roof System User...

Following on from the introduction of the new User Guide and Component Capacity Manual for their revolutionary PLETTAC METRIX® System Scaffold, TRAD Hire & Sales are proud to announce the launch of the new...

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HIRE & SALES

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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Steel Price Fluctuations Hasn’t Dented Scaffolding Firm Sales

The price of steel has fluctuated over the past 12 months causing a bit of a headache for scaffolding firms and suppliers. The reason for the quick changes in steel prices has been predominantly...

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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...

50 Years Of Success – Lyndon Scaffolding CEO Rob Lynch Interview

Being the best scaffolding company they can possibly be is what continues to drive on one of the UK’s top family firms – now into its 50th profitable year. No job is too big...

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