Charity Lunch Raises £224,000 for Construction Families

The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity has raised a staggering £224,000 for families in construction at its annual Christmas lunch in London. Construction’s top networking event...

Government plans to scrap Working at Height Regs

The Government is planning to scrap the UK’s Work at Height Regulations at the end of 2023 unless ministers...

Scaffolding firm brings Christmas magic to Blackpool

Teal Scaffold has joined forces this festive season with charity, HiS Church to provide Christmas donations. The duo collaboratively provided...

Training gap filled with over £10M of free courses

CITB has awarded contracts to the value of £10.5m, to four UK-wide training organisations which will provide 10,500 free...

Brogan Group Launch Santa’s Football Runner Game

The Scaffolding and Powered Access Contractor Brogan Group, are running a Christmas Game this December where players have a...

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New ONS figures shows suicide in construction on the rise

Shocking new data from the ONS reveals that workers in construction are now nearly FOUR times more likely to take their own lives compared...

NASC boss becomes VP of European Scaffolding Confederation

Dave Mosley, Acting Managing Director of the NASC has been voted in as Vice President of the European Scaffolding Confederation (UEG). The Union of European...

G-DECK continues to see growth with launch of new product

G-DECK continues to push forward after the launch of its long-awaited lighter-weight 1m deck panel. After trials and certification, the Leicester-based manufacturer has added a...

HSE statistics show workplace stress, depression and anxiety on the rise

Statistics published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show improvement in some areas but also show concerning trends in workplace stress, depression and...

NASC Appoints Youngest Ever President

NASC, the national trade body for scaffolding and access in the UK has appointed its youngest-ever president since it was established back in 1945. David...

Fawley oil refinery scaffolders strike over pay

Scaffolders and other workers at Fawley oil refinery have walked out on a two-week strike over poor pay. Workers at the UK's biggest oil refinery...

Scaffolder football fan shaves chest and back for World Cup

A football-mad scaffolder has shaved his chest and back to show support for England in the World Cup while raising awareness for a mental...

Winners unveiled at NASC Awards 2022

Some of the best, and most respected scaffolding firms and members of the scaffolding and access community came together to celebrate in London on...

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Is system scaffolding the future?

Des Moore, CEO at TRAD Group, takes a look at system scaffolding and whether it can add value to your business. In September, I took part in a panel discussion...

Should your business join a scaffolding association?

As a former President of the NASC, you wouldn’t be surprised to read an article promoting the benefits of joining an industry association. In my view, there are lots...

Suicide – We’re in it together

Ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day on Saturday, Lighthouse Club CEO, Bill Hill explains why the thinks the day should be scrapped, what the charity is doing to make suicide preventable and how important it is for the industry to stand together and make life-saving changes.

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Government plans to scrap Working at Height Regs

The Government is planning to scrap the UK’s Work at Height Regulations at the end of 2023 unless ministers in Westminster can be convinced to rescue them. The Government is poised to scrap the Working...

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JR Scaffold Services completes two major city centre projects

JR Scaffold Services, a division of the JR Group and one of Scotland’s largest scaffolding providers, has completed two major scaffolding structure projects to...

I-Scaff becomes first UK company to use Layher’s new TwixBeam

I-Scaff Access Solutions Ltd has become the first UK scaffolding contractor to use Layher’s...

SRK Excells at Hinkley Point C

South-West-based SRK Scaffolding Ltd is one of just five specialist contractors currently providing access...

Multicat made from Scaffolding

A self-propelled pontoon made entirely from standard scaffold components and fitted with a crane...

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SAY Scaffolding (Northern) Ltd - Part 1, Part 2 & Advanced Scaffolders Required. We have...

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COMMENT

Should your business join a scaffolding association?

As a former President of the NASC, you wouldn’t be surprised to read an article promoting the benefits of joining an industry association. In my view, there are lots...

Suicide – We’re in it together

Ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day on Saturday, Lighthouse Club CEO, Bill Hill explains why the thinks the day should be scrapped, what the charity is doing to make suicide preventable and how important it is for the industry to stand together and make life-saving changes.

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...

Is system scaffolding the future?

Des Moore, CEO at TRAD Group, takes a look at system scaffolding and whether it can add value to your business. In September, I took part in a panel discussion...

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Top scaffolding training provider turns 17

SIMIAN - One of the UK's leading scaffolding and construction training specialists is celebrating 17 years in business this month. Since opening in 2005 by...

Millcroft bags second phase of scaffolding works at London Euston

Specialist scaffolding contractor, Millcroft, has successfully won the second phase of a £multi-million contract at HS2 Euston Station. The scaffolding contractor will be providing temporary...

Courts ban scaffolder for tax abuse

The courts have disqualified a Scaffolder from Berkshire for 6 years after failing to pay close to £210,000 of tax. Scaffolder, Vincent Larkin (51), from...

Lyndon SGB unveil new branding

Lyndon SGB has unveiled new branding for its Taylor's Hoists and MASTCLIMBERS™ mechanical access arms of its business.  Designed by its American owners BrandSafway, the...

G-DECK continues to see growth with launch of new product

G-DECK continues to push forward after the launch of its long-awaited lighter-weight 1m deck panel. After trials and certification, the Leicester-based manufacturer has added a...

LIFTBOT helps Skill Scaffolding succeed

Southampton-based Skill Scaffolding Ltd is reaping the rewards after investing in LIFTBOT - the first robotic material hoist for scaffolding from KEWAZO. In the current post-Brexit, post-Covid, inflation-ridden landscape, 2022...

Stay warm this winter with Makita

Makita has released its latest heated jacket, helping to protect wearers against the elements. Powered by the reliable 18V LXT battery, this new warm and stylish jacket is a...

TRAINING

Training gap filled with over £10M of free courses

CITB has awarded contracts to the value of £10.5m, to four UK-wide training organisations which will provide 10,500 free ILM leadership and management courses...

New Scaffolder Apprenticeship Standard and EPA open for industry consultation

The revised Scaffolder Apprenticeship Standard ST0359 and End Point Assessment Plan have been released for industry consultation, says CISRS. After many months of meetings and...

CISRS aims to attract new blood with subsidised COTS courses

CISRS has revealed for the first time ever it's running a series of subsidised one-day COTS courses over the Autumn and Winter. In a bid...

CONSTRUCTION

Charity Lunch Raises £224,000 for Construction Families

The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity has raised a staggering £224,000 for families in construction at its annual Christmas lunch in London. Construction’s top networking event and lunch was once again a highlight in this year’s...

Government plans to scrap Working at Height Regs

The Government is planning to scrap the UK’s Work at Height Regulations at the end of 2023 unless ministers in Westminster can be convinced to rescue them. The Government is poised to scrap the Working...

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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...