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No scaffolding on site lead to death of roofer

A roofing company has been fined £50,000 and its director was given a community service order after the death of an employee. Southwark...
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Scaffolding collapse leaves worker hanging off building and pedestrian critically injured

Three people have been injured, one critically after a scaffolding and construction elevator collapse in downtown Fort Worth, Texas USA. According...
Female Scaffolder Vicky Welch

Female scaffolder aims for a career offshore

Vicky Welch is hoping to become the first UK female offshore scaffolder. The Part 2 scaffolder from North Shields is currently working for Consice Scaffold Solutions on major projects in London like King’s Cross refurbishment,...

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 the '60s and 70's working for Hine Ltd and The London...

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Scaffolding collapse leaves worker hanging off building and pedestrian critically injured

Three people have been injured, one critically after a scaffolding and construction elevator collapse in downtown Fort Worth, Texas USA. According to local media scaffolding and a construction hoist outside a building undergoing renovations partially collapsed...
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Qatari government backs CISRS OSTS

CISRS have announced that the Qatari government has placed an insistence for CISRS-trained operatives in all its major construction project scaffolding tenders. The procurement announcement was made by representatives from Ashghal, the department responsible...

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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...
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...

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System scaffolding training to feature heavily at East London centre

The former CITB's National Construction college in Leytonstone, East London, has announced that system scaffolding training will feature heavily at the new centre. Simian who recently secured the running of the Leytonstone College will be joining forces with...
CISRS OSTS

Qatari government backs CISRS OSTS

CISRS have announced that the Qatari government has placed an insistence for CISRS-trained operatives in all its major construction project scaffolding tenders. The procurement announcement was made by representatives from Ashghal, the department responsible...

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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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Global height safety company ‘Stop the Drops’ rebrands

The global safety company 'Stop the Drops' have rebranded, the company are now known as 'Gripps' and are offering new and exciting products and innovations to industry workers. Under the new branding, Gripps will be at...

Scaffolding Finance In The 21st Century

Scaffolding and construction companies across Britain are a credit to the UK economy in so many ways. They provide much-needed services and skill-sets, and a busy firm is certainly a happy one. Businesses don't...

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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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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...

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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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