Another impressive year of trading for the Altrad Group


According to recently published Full-Year Results for the fiscal period ending 31st August 2019, it's been another momentous year for the ever-expanding Altrad Group. Altrad the global leader in industrial maintenance services across multiple sectors has continued its impressive growth, showcasing a strong net profit of £202m, an increase of £1million from the previous 12 months. ScaffMag managed to catch up...

Altrad bags £350m contract from EDF

Altrad Services

Altrad Services has been awarded a £350m contract to supply maintenance services for eight EDF nuclear sites across the UK. Altrad has been chosen as the maintenance partner for a £350m contract by EDF to carry out a range of works on the existing fleet of eight nuclear power stations in the UK for the next nine years. The company has...

NASC launches £30K mental health first aid training fund

Mental health First Aid Fund Set Up

The National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) has set up a £30,000 funding pot dedicated to mental health first aid training. The new fund gives its members the ability to claim up to £125 towards the cost of a mental health first aid course. The funding pot was created in conjunction with the trade body's Head for Heights campaign that...

Storm Brendan brings down tower block scaffolding

scaffold collapse at Orpington tower block

A number of cars have been damaged and roads closed after a large scaffold fell from a tower block in Orpington, London. High winds brought in by Storm Brendan ripped down the reported 10 lift scaffold at around 8:30pm last night (January 14). Emergency services attended the scene but no injuries have been reported. The fallen scaffold was left lying over...

Specialist printer’s ultra-realistic Somerset House scaffold wrap

Scaffold wrap on Somerset House London

Somerset House in London has been covered in an ultra-realistic scaffold wrap. The iconic Neoclassical façade of Somerset House is instantly recognizable overlooking the Southside of the Thames. And while the building is currently undergoing some restoration work, you may not have noticed thanks to the ultra-realistic scaffold wrap that covers the construction work beneath. The man behind this impressive faux...

New CISRS Smart cards delayed until mid February

CISRS Smart cards delayed

CISRS tells industry to 'bear with us' after delays with its new Smart card system emerges. The Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS) has this afternoon contacted training providers to notify them of a delay to the production of its new Smart cards. The new digital cards will not be available until mid-February. The new cards were supposed to be in...

Trade body appoints new Technical Advisor

Dennis Braithwaite

The National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) has appointed Dennis Braithwaite as its new Technical Advisor Mr.Braithwaite has extensive scaffolding and access knowledge within the industry with 40 years of experience, predominantly working for Cape Industrial Services Ltd. He has a wide and varied experience which includes involvement within the oil and gas, chemical, power generation, and offshore sectors both...

Omega Access North plans major business upgrade

Omega Access North Ltd Offices in Warrington

Warrington based Omega Access North Ltd is planning a major upgrade to its headquarters in Woolston creating 10 new jobs in the process. The scaffolding company has applied for planning permission from Warrington Borough Council to renovate its office and yard, reports the Warrington Guardian. Plans submitted involves the demolition of existing office buildings and outbuildings for the storage of materials....

ScaffMag’s most read stories of 2019

Image shows highest scaffolding in Europe

As the year edges closer to an end, and before we pack up and close for the traditional Christmas break we take a look back at what most attracted your attention during 2019. The last twelve months have been another busy news-filled year for the scaffolding industry as ScaffMag continues to keep you updated with what’s going on. Either on...

General Election Result 2019: Industry Reaction

Scaffolding Industry reaction to General Election Result

The Conservatives have today achieved a historic victory in the UK General Election, but what's been the reaction within the scaffolding industry? As it stands so far today (13 December) the Conservatives have won the General Election with a huge majority. They have won 364 seats - an increase of 47 seats on the last election in 2017. Many believe within...


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