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MG Scaffolding joins rapidly growing RSK Group

The RSK Group has announced the acquisition of MG Scaffolding, a large contract scaffolding company servicing the Midlands and South-East of England.  The business is...

Scaffolding firm trials money saving fuel additive

An Oxfordshire scaffolding business has begun trials using a ground-breaking fuel conditioner in a bid to reduce its fuel consumption. Forward-thinking scaffolding and access firm...

Teal Scaffold are making a difference to Merseyside’s social housing sector

North West based, Teal Scaffold is playing a pivotal role in the regeneration project of four social housing tower blocks in Woolton, South Liverpool. The...

JMAC boss climbs Himalayas to raise money for a local charity

JMAC Group's managing director has successfully completed a self-funded gruelling mountain odyssey, raising £15,000 for a local charity, the Teesside Family Foundation. Luis McCarthy, managing...

CITB announces £800,000 investment to improve access to training

CITB has today announced an investment of more than £800,000 for the launch of a new employer network pilot...

StepUp Scaffold partners with Danish composite pioneer

System scaffolding supplier StepUp Scaffold has revealed its entered a strategic partnership with Danish pioneers Nordic Platform to launch...

Panthera wins multi-service contract for city centre building refurb

A major makeover underway at a building located at the foot of the Millennium Bridge, between St Paul’s Cathedral...

Construction Apprenticeship changes in Wales

Changes to some of the key construction apprenticeship qualifications in Wales come into force on 1stAugust in time for...

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CWIC Scaffolding Academy Gains CISRS Advanced Accreditation

CWIC is a unique CITB-funded all-Wales training centre with its hub forming part of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s in Swansea. Gareth Evans/...

Scaffolders run for their lives as massive lightning bolt strikes yard

Amazing footage captures the moment a massive bolt of lightning hit a yard in Penzance, Cornwall after the UK saw record-breaking temperatures this week. Scaffolders...

UKSSH helps protect a greener future

The recent heatwave made us all focus on the importance of reducing our carbon footprint for the good of the planet, but on a...

Bilfinger partners with Layher UK to deliver world’s first ‘FlexBeam’ underdeck system

Engineering and maintenance contractor Bilfinger UK, in collaboration with Layher UK, designed the world’s first underdeck scaffolding system using FlexBeam to provide safe access...

Scaffolders hike prices due to rising fuel costs

RISING FUEL costs are hitting UK scaffolders and many other tradespeople hard with 90% being forced to increase their prices to keep their businesses...

CISRS offers another series of £50 CPD courses

CISRS has announced it will once again, with the support of a group of their approved training centres, be offering a number of subsidised...

Hinkley Point C workers evacuated after scaffold fire

Trades working on the construction of Hinkley Point C were evacuated after a fire broke out on scaffolding erected at the site. According to reports...

UKSSH helps protect a greener future

The recent heatwave made us all focus on the importance of reducing our carbon footprint for the good of the planet, but on a...

// Opinion

There’s always one more thing to learn…no matter how senior you are

Billy Jones, Managing Director of Millcroft Services, discusses the importance of lifelong learning at all levels within a scaffolding business Successful people are often asked about the secret to their...

Mythbusting: a case against internal design teams

Andrew Kitley, scaffold design specialist and Managing Director of structural engineering consultancy KITALL, argues internal design teams are not the be-all and end-all. I’ve noticed something recently: the structural...

Scaffolding’s Road to Net Zero

GKR Scaffolding Strategy Director Helen Gawor explains how sustainability has gone from being a buzzword to a strategic target for the whole industry.

// Spotlight

Budding scaffolder Todd on road to become fully qualified

A wannabe scaffolder living with Down's Syndrome has been accepted onto an apprenticeship course to become fully qualified within the industry. 32-year-old Todd Scanlon from Swindon who works for Coles Scaffolding Ltd has been awarded...

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UKSSH helps protect a greener future

The recent heatwave made us all focus on the importance of reducing our carbon footprint for the good of the planet, but on a...

UKSSH and Tamworth Scaffolding answer Wireless SOS

When UK System Scaffold Hire received a call for help from the organisers of...

WellMax Scaffolding reach for the sky to help restore millennium glory

WellMax Scaffolding reaches for the sky to help restore millennium glory. Grahame Anderson discovers...

Hands On Experience Wins The Day For Essex Based Scaffolding Company

Essex based Scaffolding Access Ltd has succeeded in creating a rolling system temporary roof...

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CISRS Scaffolders – Part 2

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CISRS Scaffolders – Part 2

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COMMENT

Mythbusting: a case against internal design teams

Andrew Kitley, scaffold design specialist and Managing Director of structural engineering consultancy KITALL, argues internal design teams are not the be-all and end-all. I’ve noticed something recently: the structural...

Scaffolding’s Road to Net Zero

GKR Scaffolding Strategy Director Helen Gawor explains how sustainability has gone from being a buzzword to a strategic target for the whole industry.

Adding value for clients with a responsive service

Billy Jones, Managing Director of scaffolding specialist, Millcroft, explains how an agile response to projects, partnership approach and in-house training adds value to clients and leads to repeat business. 

There’s always one more thing to learn…no matter how senior you are

Billy Jones, Managing Director of Millcroft Services, discusses the importance of lifelong learning at all levels within a scaffolding business Successful people are often asked about the secret to their...

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MG Scaffolding joins rapidly growing RSK Group

The RSK Group has announced the acquisition of MG Scaffolding, a large contract scaffolding company servicing the Midlands and South-East of England.  The business is...

StepUp Scaffold continues European expansion

AN AMBITIOUS growth plan continues as major scaffolding supplier StepUp Scaffold acquires the second company in the Scandinavian market. Glasgow-based StepUp Scaffold UK, a subsidiary...

Altrad expands with 2000 new employees after completing acquisition

Altrad has added a further 2000 new employees to the business after the successful acquisition of the Sparrows Group, which was concluded on 11...

Doka acquires majority stake in AT-PAC scaffolding business

System scaffolding business AT-PAC has galvanised its partnership with Doka, a world-leading formwork, solutions, and services provider headquartered in Amstetten, Austria. Doka has acquired a...

ITP has all needs covered for historic church restoration

ITP supplied its Powerclad Keder KR1100 sheeting as a temporary roofing solution assisting the renovation of Central Methodist Church, a Grade II listed building...

100,000 TG20:21 compliance sheets downloaded

New data has revealed that more than 100,000 TG20:21 compliance sheets have been produced and downloaded since the new software was launched in April last year. Download statistics show subscribers...

G&M Group launches next generation Safe Deck Hybrid system

The G&M Group has launched its G&M Safe Deck Hybrid system that's designed to dovetail with traditional scaffolding. The all-new working G&M platform hybrid connector has been designed to allow...

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CITB announces £800,000 investment to improve access to training

CITB has today announced an investment of more than £800,000 for the launch of a new employer network pilot project, which could revolutionise the...

SIMIAN to hold training open day in Coventry

SIMIAN the UK's largest privately owned scaffolding training provider is marking the formal opening of its newest training centre in Coventry with an educational...

CWIC Scaffolding Academy Gains CISRS Advanced Accreditation

CWIC is a unique CITB-funded all-Wales training centre with its hub forming part of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s in Swansea. Gareth Evans/...

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MG Scaffolding joins rapidly growing RSK Group

The RSK Group has announced the acquisition of MG Scaffolding, a large contract scaffolding company servicing the Midlands and South-East of England.  The business is the latest in a series of acquisitions made by RSK...
An Oxfordshire scaffolding business has begun trials using a ground-breaking fuel conditioner in a bid to reduce its fuel consumption.

Scaffolding firm trials money saving fuel additive

An Oxfordshire scaffolding business has begun trials using a ground-breaking fuel conditioner in a bid to reduce its fuel consumption. Forward-thinking scaffolding and access firm Allsafe Scaffolding which runs a fleet of 44 vans and...

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Construction Apprenticeship changes in Wales

Changes to some of the key construction apprenticeship qualifications in Wales come into force on 1stAugust in time for the autumn college term. They are designed to shape the supervisors...

Construction impacted by cost of living crisis, inflation, and supply chain issues

The UK construction industry is being adversely affected by the cost of living crisis, inflation, and continued disruption caused to supply chains, says leading...

Hadrian’s Wall Charity Walk Raises £20k for BoB

A group of 13 volunteers have taken on and completed the iconic Hadrian’s Wall Walk to raise money for UK construction charity Band of...

Site workers to get 5% pay increase

The Construction Industry Joint Council (CIJC) have agreed on a below-inflation pay rise for site workers covered by the working rule agreement. The deal follows...

Mace Group Chairman and CEO chosen as new CLC Co-Chair

One of UK construction’s most recognised executives has been chosen to succeed Andy Mitchell as the new Co-Chair of the Construction Leadership Council. Following an...

Band of Builders charity appoints first CEO

Band of Builders has appointed its first Chief Executive Officer as part of ambitious plans to significantly increase the registered charity’s ability to help members...

Construction workers protest over ‘derisory’ pay offer

The construction industry’s unprecedented skills shortage will worsen without a better deal, says GMB Union  Yesterday, construction workers were protesting a ‘derisory’ pay offer made...