HSE: Builder Sentenced

Flying concrete kills worker

A concrete pumping company and its sole Director have been fined after an employee was struck and killed by concrete.Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how on 13 February 2017 the deceased, Mr Kevin Hoare was...

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...
PHD Modular Access

Companies fined after scaffold tubes crush engineer

PHD Modular Access Services Ltd and Principal Contractor St George City Ltd have been fined after a structural engineer received serious crush injuries. Southwark Crown Court heard how, on 15 September 2015, the engineer, accompanied by...
Lyndon Scaffolding

Bricklayer To Sue Lyndon Scaffolding For £200K

A Bricklayer is seeking more than £200,000 in damages from Lyndon Scaffolding Plc, after allegedly falling from a ladder at work. Benjamin Katuszka, 33 is suing the well-known scaffolding firm after the incident on September...

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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...
Altrad

Altrad Cape awarded three-year scaffolding contract in KSA

Altrad has announced its Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) subsidiary, RB Hilton Saudi Arabia, has secured a three-year maintenance contract with Sadara Chemical Company for the provision of scaffolding services.The contract value for the...

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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...
Scaffolder falls from scaffolding

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...
Builder falls from scaffolding

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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Exclusive: Ambitious Partnership Replaces CITB

A new dynamic partnership between Waltham Forest Council and Dudley College of Technology will replace the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) in National Construction College. This exciting Leyton combination also sees scaffolding training provider Simian...
CISRS Instructors Conference

Annual CISRS Instructors Conference Takes Place

The annual CISRS Instructors Conference took place this week at NCC's training facility in Bircham Newton, Norfolk. More than 40 instructors from CISRS centres across the UK attended the one-day event. The latest scaffolder training news...

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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

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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George Roberts

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...

Leading Scaffold Boards Provider Completes Merger

A leading scaffold boards provider has acquired the entire scaffold boards operation from Marley Eternit, formerly John Brash and Co Ltd. The merger was recently completed to the delight of everyone associated with Caspian...

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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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