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Scaffolding Conference Success

The Scaffolding Association has held the UK’s first ever dedicated scaffolding and access conference that aimed to be both engaging and informative. Around 150 people...

Scaffolding Conference Success

The Scaffolding Association has held the UK’s first ever dedicated scaffolding and access conference that aimed to be both engaging and informative. Around 150 people...

Dodgy scaffold design led to two deaths at paper mill

An investigation by Canada's workplace health and safety board has found that scaffold design failures led to a major scaffold collapse which killed two...

Recruitment drive that’s turning inmates to scaffolding

Many young offenders are being given a second chance through a scaffolding initiative involving the Made Inside Britain project, a CISRS-approved training provider and...

A new ‘Plus’ for George Roberts

Global scaffolding supplier George Roberts Ltd has launched a new e-commerce site, GR Plus. The brand new easy to navigate...

NSW launches ‘Fastest Fixer’ competition

National Scaffolding Week (NSW) has partnered with TRAD UK to launch a 'Fastest Fixer' competition across six of its...

Altrad completes acquisition of Doosan Babcock

Altrad has added 4,000 new staff after signing its financial agreement to acquire Doosan Babcock Limited. Both industrial services businesses...

PERI UP Flex supports grandstand for Wentworth Golf Championship

Scaffolding specialist PERI supported Arena Group with the delivery of temporary structures for the BMW PGA golf championship, which...

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Study finds 60% of scaffolders enjoy their job

New research on tradespeople's job satisfaction has found that Scaffolders are among the most satisfied with three in five workers (60%) saying they enjoy...

Scaffolders Charity Golf Day Success

After a two-year Covid enforced break, SCP and ForgeCo have held their second Scaffolders Golf Championship at the prestigious Belfry Golf and Resort raising...

TRAD runners complete Great North Run for Anthony Nolan Trust

Seven runners from the TRAD Group have crossed the line to support its “£22k for 22” fundraising year. Staff members of the Group completed yet...

Workers thrown into pay limbo over Queen’s funeral bank holiday

Construction union Unite is warning that thousands of construction workers have been left in limbo over whether their site will be closed and if...

Workers thrown into pay limbo over Queen’s funeral bank holiday

Construction union Unite is warning that thousands of construction workers have been left in limbo over whether their site will be closed and if...

NASC pens letter of condolence to King Charles III

On behalf of its members and the wider UK scaffolding industry, Lynn Way, President of the National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) has written...

PERI provides scaffolding for unique structures at Boomtown music festival

For the first time ever, PERI has supplied scaffolding for the renowned outdoor music festival Boomtown. This year's Boomtown festival took place in Winchester, Hampshire...

Study finds 60% of scaffolders enjoy their job

New research on tradespeople's job satisfaction has found that Scaffolders are among the most satisfied with three in five workers (60%) saying they enjoy...

// Opinion

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...

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...

// 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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PERI UP Flex supports grandstand for Wentworth Golf Championship

Scaffolding specialist PERI supported Arena Group with the delivery of temporary structures for the BMW PGA golf championship, which occurred at Wentworth Golf Club...

PERI provides scaffolding for unique structures at Boomtown music festival

For the first time ever, PERI has supplied scaffolding for the renowned outdoor music...

Millcroft starts unique scaffolding project at HS2 Colne Valley Viaduct

Specialist scaffolding contractor, Millcroft, has begun scaffolding works to support the construction of the...

UKSSH helps protect a greener future

The recent heatwave made us all focus on the importance of reducing our carbon...

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Part 2 Scaffolders and Lorry Drivers required ASAP

Part 2 Scaffolders and Lorry Drivers required for busy, family run firm based just...

Scaffolders All Levels & Drivers

Mattison Scaffolding LTD are looking for scaffolders of all grades and scaffolder drivers for...

Scaffolders basic & advanced

Scaffolders wanted for commercial projects in Leeds and York. Excellent rates of pay starting...

Scaffold Supervisor/Blackhat

We specialise in creating access solutions for complex, high risk environments, enabling construction projects...

Scaffolders, Labourers & Apprentices urgently required

Scaffolders All levels urgently required by JDC Scaffolding for work in Central London CISRS Essential Immediate Start Tel: 07970...

Scaffolders Required

Browne’s Scaffolding Ltd are looking for immediate starters to join our growing business for...

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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.

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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Teal Scaffold bags contract on £19M social housing project

North-West-based scaffolding firm, Teal Scaffold continue a strong year of growth after securing a contract with clients, Sovini Construction on their £19m social housing...

Teal Scaffold bags contract on major refurbishment project

North West-based Teal Scaffold has been appointed as the scaffolding contractor for a major £5million improvement scheme in Latchford, Warrington. Following a competitive tender programme,...

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...

A new ‘Plus’ for George Roberts

Global scaffolding supplier George Roberts Ltd has launched a new e-commerce site, GR Plus. The brand new easy to navigate online shop features George Roberts's...

MSA Safety continues innovations in fall protection

MSA Safety is now offering a first-of-its-kind temporary horizontal lifeline that can help save time on projects through its intuitive and toolless installation features. MSA says its new Temporary Horizontal...

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 in the city centre of...

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Recruitment drive that’s turning inmates to scaffolding

Many young offenders are being given a second chance through a scaffolding initiative involving the Made Inside Britain project, a CISRS-approved training provider and...

Hannah is helping to break the mould for women working in scaffolding

A change in direction could soon see Hannah Watt hitting the dizzy heights. The 21-year-old has swapped work in complex care nursing for a...

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...

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The Scaffolding Association has held the UK’s first ever dedicated scaffolding and access conference

Scaffolding Conference Success

The Scaffolding Association has held the UK’s first ever dedicated scaffolding and access conference that aimed to be both engaging and informative. Around 150 people from all areas of the scaffolding and access sector attended...

Dodgy scaffold design led to two deaths at paper mill

An investigation by Canada's workplace health and safety board has found that scaffold design failures led to a major scaffold collapse which killed two workers and injured several others at a western Quebec paper...

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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...