CISRS Instructors Conference

Annual CISRS Instructors Conference Takes Place

The annual CISRS Instructors Conference took place this week at NCC's training facility in Bircham Newton, Norfolk. More than 40 instructors from CISRS centres across the UK attended the one-day event. The latest scaffolder training news...
SMART Estimator 2019

SMART Scaffolder launches latest software update for 2019

Scaffolding software providers SMART Scaffolder have launched its 2019 SMART Estimator update. SMART Scaffolder are constantly adding new functionality to their design, estimating and TG20:13 compliance software SMART Estimator.Having asked their customers what they would...

NASC Launches Product Purchasing Guidance

The National Access and Scaffolding Confederation have produced six new product guidance documents. This valuable go-to information has been compiled to help contractors ensure the equipment they source is up to current standards. The Detail Each...
Scaffolding Forklift

Leeds Scaffolding Firm Fined £60K For Safety Breaches

A scaffolding company has been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker was crushed by a forklift truck.Leeds Magistrates Court heard how in October 2016, a Whiterose Scaffolding (Leeds) Ltd operative was using a...

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One dead after scaffolding collapse in Belgium

Seven stories high scaffold has collapsed killing one and seriously injuring another at a hotel building in Antwerp, Belgium.The collapse is positioned directly outside the busy central station. Emergency response teams were in attendance at...
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Altrad Cape awarded three-year scaffolding contract in KSA

Altrad has announced its Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) subsidiary, RB Hilton Saudi Arabia, has secured a three-year maintenance contract with Sadara Chemical Company for the provision of scaffolding services.The contract value for the...

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SpanSet height safety solutions

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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Scaffolder suffers broken leg after falling from scaffolding

A scaffolder fell from scaffolding yesterday at a housing development in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire fracturing his leg in the accident. According to reports the scaffolder in...
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Birmingham builder dies in scaffold fall

The Police and the HSE are currently involved in a joint investigation after a 78-year-old builder died after falling from scaffolding.On March 5, the builder...

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CISRS Instructors Conference

Annual CISRS Instructors Conference Takes Place

The annual CISRS Instructors Conference took place this week at NCC's training facility in Bircham Newton, Norfolk. More than 40 instructors from CISRS centres across the UK attended the one-day event. The latest scaffolder training news...
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Training Scheme Pilot Scaling New Heights

A pre-employment training scheme aimed at lifting barriers for those entering work is set to enhance opportunities within the scaffolding industry. The pilot 10-day scheme will also include individuals looking to return to work, up-skill...

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Special Access Solutions at Euston Station

Large-scale access solutions are being provided by Palmers Scaffolding for the St James Park London Euston Station HS2 enabling construction works. Palmers £3M tempory works contract for principal contractor CSJV began in July 2018. A 10,000m² temporary roof has been erected...
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Layher Scaffolding and Event Systems Take Centre Stage

The use of Layher scaffolding, access and event equipment for a specialist project in York undertaken by Acorn Events Structures is, in every sense, dramatic. Award-winners Acorn have designed and installed a faithful recreation of...

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HAKI Scaffolding Unveils New Stair Chart

Following the 2018 release of a number of updated versions in the product range, HAKI Scaffolding has released a new Stair Chart PDF – reviewing the full range of its market-leading stair tower systems.The...
plettac metrix

TRAD Southern is top scorer for stadium scaffolding

This Premier League season kicked off with several stadium expansion plans. These large-scale, high profile projects rely on scaffolding contractors who can complete the works swiftly, safely and to a high standard.TRAD Scaffolding...

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TRAD Hire & Sales Release New Plettac Metrix User Guide

TRAD Hire & Sales are proud to announce the launch of the new User Guide and Component Capacity Manual for their revolutionary Plettac Metrix® System Scaffold.An innovative ring based system, with horizontal dimensions that...
GKR Scaffolding Mental Health

GKR launches support initiative for Mental Health & Wellbeing

GKR Scaffolding has today announced an enhanced support and awareness programme for mental health, accessible to its entire staff via its Betterfuture - Better Mental Health initiative.It has been widely reported that the construction...

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Steel Price Fluctuations Hasn’t Dented Scaffolding Firm Sales

The price of steel has fluctuated over the past 12 months causing a bit of a headache for scaffolding firms and suppliers. The reason for the quick changes in steel prices has been predominantly...

Leading Scaffold Boards Provider Completes Merger

A leading scaffold boards provider has acquired the entire scaffold boards operation from Marley Eternit, formerly John Brash and Co Ltd. The merger was recently completed to the delight of everyone associated with Caspian...

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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...

50 Years Of Success – Lyndon Scaffolding CEO Rob Lynch Interview

Being the best scaffolding company they can possibly be is what continues to drive on one of the UK’s top family firms – now into its 50th profitable year. No job is too big...

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