Interview with CEO PHD Group Alan Brockhouse

Founded in 1984 by Bernard Dwyer, London-based PHD has established as one of the go-to construction access firms in...

Scaffolding Association joins the Temporary Works Forum

As part of its continuing strategy to improve the standards of scaffolding and access within the construction industry, the...

Firm Fined After Child Falls From Scaffolding

A scaffolding company has been sentenced after a 12-year-old boy slipped off a scaffold ladder, falling 10 metres. Cardiff Magistrates’ Court heard how, in May 2017, two boys were able to climb the rungs of...

Altrad Group To Partner For The Reconstruction Of Notre Dame Paris

Mohed Altrad has announced the Altrad Group will 'materially' support the reconstruction of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. The world watched in horror on Monday 15th of April as the roof and spire of the...

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Sydney Scaffolding Collapse Kills Teen Apprentice

A large section of scaffolding has collapsed at a building site in Sydney killing an 18-year-old apprentice and seriously injuring another. Apprentice Christopher Cassantiti was reported to have fallen from a height of almost eight-storeys...
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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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Recent incidents lead HSE to issue reminder on scaffolding safety

Storm Gareth has battered the UK with high winds over the last few days leading to the collapse of a number of scaffolds. A SECTION...

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...
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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...

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CISRS OSTS Continues to Expand in UAE

The Overseas Scaffolders Training Scheme (OSTS) is growing in the UAE in terms of both availability and demand, CISRS have said.CISRS management was in Abu Dhabi last week to carry out a pre-accreditation visit...

PERI Delivers First Ever BASE Course

Last week, PERI delivered its first 5-day CISRS-accredited BASE course to apprentices from J.MAC Scaffolding. The course, which took place at NETA’s training centre in Middlesbrough, is one of many ways the business is helping...

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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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Introducing the new TRAD MINI CATCHFAN

The TRAD Mini Catchfan is a new innovation from TRAD Safety Systems. This unique system has been specifically designed with the scaffolding sector in mind. The TRAD Mini Catchfan offers significantly increased protection when it...

Digital Technology Solution From PERI For The Industrial Environment

PERI has combined digital technology with their PERI UP scaffolding solution to help provide seamless operations and greater control for contractors on industrial construction sites. Digital Technology is rapidly becoming an integral part of the construction...

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Introducing the new TRAD MINI CATCHFAN

The TRAD Mini Catchfan is a new innovation from TRAD Safety Systems. This unique system has been specifically designed with the scaffolding sector in mind. The TRAD Mini Catchfan offers significantly increased protection when it...

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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Caspian Group Ltd

New Name For Major Scaffold Boards Provider

Lincolnshire based Caspian Access and Plant Hire Ltd becomes Caspian Group Ltd. For over 30 years Caspian Access and Plant Hire Ltd have been one of the UK’s leading suppliers of scaffolding boards and related...
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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Interview with CEO PHD Group Alan Brockhouse

Founded in 1984 by Bernard Dwyer, London-based PHD has established as one of the go-to construction access firms in the country, providing scaffolding solutions to a broad range of projects. In recent years those...

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...

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