WHAT'S NEW

140+ Tonnes of PERI UP enable major bridge repair scheme

For any complex structure, innovative temporary works solutions help to reduce imposed loads on permanent structures helping to bring various elements of the project...

Inspection Blitz: HSE to crack down hard on dust

HSE’s inspectors across Great Britain will be targeting firms within construction in a month-long inspection blitz. Starting Monday 4 October 2021 the HSE are to...

Company fined after brickies fall from height

A construction company has been fined £200k following an incident where three bricklayers fell from height suffering serious injuries. North Somerset Magistrates’ Court heard how,...

Former manager ordered to pay back £6K after defrauding scaffolding firm

A former branch manager at MG Scaffolding has been ordered to pay back all the money he gained from fraudulently selling scrap metal. The 34-year-old...

Engineers benefit from PERI’s first CPD event

PERI held its first CPD (continuing professional development) event earlier this month to give engineers from Richter and 48.3 Scaffolding Design Limited insight into its scaffolding range and innovative...

Swansea Arena site to inspire city’s next generation

Swansea Arena hosted careers advisers from schools on Thursday (16 September) to show off the hundreds of different roles involved in construction. Careers advisers from schools in the Swansea area heard how pupils interested...

Changes to Supervisory Gold CSCS Cards

In a bid to simplify the card application process CSCS have made changes to its Gold Cards. The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) no longer require applicants applying for the...

INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT

Shortage of scaffolders could last for years

A major survey of building firms by the CBI has found that shortages of scaffolders, bricklayers, carpenters and electrical engineers are suffocating growth in housebuilding and civil engineering projects. The CBI now fears these shortages...

PROJECT

140+ Tonnes of PERI UP enable major bridge repair scheme

For any complex structure, innovative temporary works solutions help to reduce imposed loads on permanent structures helping to bring various elements of the project...

Lyndon SGB provides access solutions on former steelworks site

Teams from Lyndon SGB's Leeds branch are busy supplying complex scaffolding and access solutions on a landmark modern construction project in Leeds city centre The £105m construction scheme lead by...

Scaffold Design Firm and UKSSH Help to Provide Innovative Solution at Sellafield

Creator Scaffold Design and UKSSH were proud to be part of supplying a complex HAKI Temporary Roof that enabled the removal of radioactive sludge in record time. Working closely with...

Alltask Helping Westminster Hall Write New Pages In History

As part of the Houses of Parliament ongoing restoration works, Alltask was contracted to carry out an extensive scaffold access package to the inside of Westminster Hall, incorporating the...

George Roberts at Betley Court Manor

Betley Court Manor House was a residential home, where 20 people lived. As the house was completely unsafe after a fire broke out, the project needed to be restored...

COMMENT

Dare to be different: we are all different, so let’s embrace it!

There’s no doubt about it: increasing diversity in the construction industry in general and the scaffolding trade in particular, makes a positive difference, explains Des Moore, TRAD Group CEO...

Feeling the heat: Tips for working in hot weather

Alex Minett, Head of Product & Markets at CHAS, shares some tips for working well in hot weather. While temperatures have been variable in the UK this summer, the UK's...

You get What You Pay For

Everyone’s heard of the old saying ‘You get What You Pay For’ – here in the scaffolding industry this certainly applies to both Scaffolders and materials. As the summer...

Is it Time for a Degree in Scaffolding Engineering?

Billy Jones, Managing Director of Millcroft, discusses why a degree in scaffolding engineering is vital for attracting talent and professional respect for the sector For thousands of construction sites up...

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Scaffolding Robot ‘Liftbot’ Raises $5M in Further Funding

Munich based KEWAZO has raised a further $5 million in investment from a leading investor in Silicon Valley Kewazo has today announced that venture capitalists...

Richter opens new Polish office

Temporary works engineering firm Richter has announced it has established a new overseas office in Krakow, Poland. The company has established a foothold in Europe...

Media Focus on Scaffolding Is a Family Affair

From small and compact to intricate and large, there’s a certain family company in the UK able to focus on their amazing scaffolding and...

Altrad Group Acquires Actavo Hire & Sales

French giants the Altrad Group has agreed on a deal to acquire and take over the scaffolding and construction product suppliers Actavo Hire &...

Holistic Innovation Creates State of The Art MacDeck System

The revolutionary Macdeck safety decking system is set to become even more versatile across the industry thanks to a brilliantly designed new component. It represents...

Makita launches latest promotion offering a free XGT radio

Makita UK has announced a new redemption scheme for end-users to claim a free XGT ‘Bluetooth Jobsite Radio’ with the purchase of qualifying XGT products. Tough and durable, the radio...

Swedish anti-vibration glove wins UK best in test

A range of 24 vibration protection gloves were put through their paces recently in a British-wide safety survey that pitted some of the most respected brands and gloves on...

TRAINING

Engineers benefit from PERI’s first CPD event

PERI held its first CPD (continuing professional development) event earlier this month to give engineers from Richter and 48.3 Scaffolding Design Limited insight into...

Swansea Arena site to inspire city’s next generation

Swansea Arena hosted careers advisers from schools on Thursday (16 September) to show off the hundreds of different roles involved in construction. Careers advisers from schools in the Swansea...

Changes to Supervisory Gold CSCS Cards

In a bid to simplify the card application process CSCS have made changes to its Gold Cards. The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) no longer...

CONSTRUCTION

140+ Tonnes of PERI UP enable major bridge repair scheme

For any complex structure, innovative temporary works solutions help to reduce imposed loads on permanent structures helping to bring various elements of the project together. The A52 Clifton Bridge, ‘a major National Highways upgrade project’...
HSE

Inspection Blitz: HSE to crack down hard on dust

HSE’s inspectors across Great Britain will be targeting firms within construction in a month-long inspection blitz. Starting Monday 4 October 2021 the HSE are to check that businesses health standards are up to scratch. This year...

JOBS JUST POSTED

2020 saw construction charity deliver nearly £1.3M in charity giving

The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity has just released its 2020 Impact Report which demonstrates the vital support they provided in 2020. Against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic and three...

UK Construction job vacancies continue to reach new record levels

Official figures show an improving picture for the UK jobs market with vacancies hitting new record levels The number of job vacancies available in the...

CSCS Industry Placement Card Launches for New Academic Year

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) has launched a new Industry Placement Card and a number of other partner schemes, in time for the...

CITB to host SkillBuild finals at National Construction College

The UK’s top construction trainees will battle it out 16-18 November at CITB’s SkillBuild National Finals. SkillBuild, the largest multi-trade construction competition in the country, will...

Construction Output Falls Again

Construction output fell by 1.3% in June 2021, following a decline in repairs and maintenance work. Materials price rises and shortages have also been blamed...

CLC and CITB announce new approach to supporting mental health in construction

Landmark new research from CITB has outlined the scale of the mental health challenge facing construction. A consistent approach to supporting construction workers’ mental health is...

Construction materials shortage set to continue until 2022

Elevated prices and the shortage of construction materials including timber, cement and steel is set to continue throughout the rest of the year. The Construction...