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Abu Dhabi Hosts First-Ever CISRS OSTS Level 4 Course

In a significant development for scaffolding training, the inaugural CISRS OSTS Level 4 course has been completed successfully at Simian International’s centre in Abu Dhabi.  Led by experienced UK instructor Gary Brown, the intensive 10-day program marked a milestone in...

3B Training and CIOB Join Forces in London

3B Training has announced a strategic collaboration with The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) to offer Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) accredited courses in London.  The partnership aims to bring high-quality, industry-relevant training closer to professionals in the construction sector,...

Palmers Scaffolding Lands Major Investment Boost

Deeside-based Palmers Scaffolding, the UK's oldest scaffolding contractor, has made headlines by becoming the first recipient of debt finance from the British Business Bank's new £130 million Investment Fund for Wales.  The historic company secured £500,000 from the fund's debt...

London and Bristol Scaffolding Firms Plunge into Administration

In a significant blow to the scaffolding industry, both London-based BCM Scaffolding Services Ltd and Bristol's Scaffteq West Ltd have fallen into administration.  These companies, collectively employing over 100 people, were part of the Saferise Scaffolding Group, an umbrella brand...

Scaffmag Partners with ScaffEx24: Elevating Industry Engagement and Innovation

In an exciting development for the scaffolding and access sector, Scaffmag, the leading digital magazine and news platform dedicated to the global scaffolding community is thrilled to announce its official media partnership with ScaffEx24, the upcoming premier scaffolding and...

CISRS Celebrates Successful National Apprentice Week

CISRS (Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme) marked a triumphant National Apprentice Week as they embarked on a dynamic campaign to champion scaffolding careers across the UK. From engaging with apprentices at training providers to participating in career talks and...

Australian Innovator ScaffPlan Recognised Among Global ConTech Leaders

ScaffPlan, the Australian startup renowned for its software solutions transforming the scaffolding industry, has clinched a coveted spot in Cemex Ventures' annual compilation of the most promising Construction Technology startups worldwide.  This prestigious recognition underscores ScaffPlan's pivotal role in the Contech...

Scaffolders Begin Dismantling Notre-Dame Scaffolding

The iconic spire of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris is set to reclaim its prominence on the city skyline as the scaffolding surrounding it begins to be dismantled, marking a significant milestone in the restoration efforts following the catastrophic fire...

Government Acts to Eradicate CIS Fraud in Construction

In a bid to root out widespread fraud within the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS), the government has announced stringent measures set to take effect from April 2024.  This crackdown aims to close a £300 million loophole exploited by organised crime...

ScaffChamp Names Mark Parkin as New Ambassador

Last week, the organisers of ScaffChamp made a significant announcement during their visit to the UK, revealing Mark Parkin as their new ScaffChamp Ambassador. The exciting revelation was shared at Layher UK’s headquarters in Letchworth, where members of the ScaffChamp...

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Scaffmag Partners with ScaffEx24: Elevating Industry Engagement and Innovation

In an exciting development for the scaffolding and access sector, Scaffmag, the leading digital magazine and news platform dedicated to the global scaffolding community is thrilled to announce its official media partnership with ScaffEx24, the upcoming premier scaffolding and...

ScaffChamp Names Mark Parkin as New Ambassador

Last week, the organisers of ScaffChamp made a significant announcement during their visit to the UK, revealing Mark Parkin as their new ScaffChamp Ambassador. The exciting revelation was shared at Layher UK’s headquarters in Letchworth, where members of the ScaffChamp...

ScaffEx24: New Details Revealed for the UK’s Premier Scaffolding and Access Event

The industry's newest and possibly the biggest ever dedicated scaffolding and access conference and expo has released further details about the groundbreaking event. As previously reported, the NASC-organised ScaffEx24 conference and expo will be held at the Belfast International Conference...

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David Mosley Leaves NASC to Elevate CISRS

National Access & Scaffolding Confederation Bids Farewell to David Mosley After 20 Years of Service After more than two decades of dedicated service at the National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC), David Mosley is set to embark on a new...

NASC Unveils ScaffEx24: A Game-Changer for the Industry

The National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) has unveiled an exciting development for the scaffolding and access industry with the launch of ScaffEx24, a groundbreaking Scaffolding and Access Conference and Expo.  Announced at NASC's AGM on Friday, ScaffEx24 is set...

NASC Cuts Membership Wait Times

The National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) has unveiled a groundbreaking improvement to its membership application process. The development will drastically reduce the time it takes for prospective members to join while setting the stage for a more efficient and...

NASC’s £300k Boost for Scaffolding Training

The NASC has ramped up its commitment to alleviating labour shortages in the construction industry, earmarking over £300k in training funds for scaffolding and access businesses. As the construction industry grapples with significant labour shortages, the National Access & Scaffolding...

Opinion >>

Scaling Your Scaffolding Business for Sale

Since I started my consultancy business, I’ve been  contacted by a number of business owners who are thinking about selling. In the current economic...

How System Scaffolding can Speed Up Recladding projects

Charles Stratford, Business Development Manager for PERI UP Scaffolding, highlights the importance of utilising system scaffolding to speed up remedial work on high-rises and reduce the disruption caused to residents occupying these buildings.  Why should we focus on recladding? Following...

“Relaxation of the Working at Height Regulations can only make the situation worse”

3B Training, a leading multi-accredited health and safety training company to the construction sector, joins industry bodies in calling on the government for reassurance that Working at Height Regulations (WAHR) won’t be removed under the EU Retained Law Bill...

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 as part of the Scaffolding Conference 2022. The subject of...

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 of benefits – and very few drawbacks, if any –...

Training News >>

Abu Dhabi Hosts First-Ever CISRS OSTS Level 4 Course

In a significant development for scaffolding training, the inaugural CISRS OSTS Level 4 course has been completed successfully at Simian International’s centre in Abu...

3B Training and CIOB Join Forces in London

3B Training has announced a strategic collaboration with The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) to offer Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) accredited courses in London.  The partnership aims to bring high-quality, industry-relevant training closer to professionals in the construction sector,...

CISRS Celebrates Successful National Apprentice Week

CISRS (Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme) marked a triumphant National Apprentice Week as they embarked on a dynamic campaign to champion scaffolding careers across the UK. From engaging with apprentices at training providers to participating in career talks and...

New CISRS Rules on the Horizon

The Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS) has announced significant changes to its rules that will impact individuals seeking CISRS Operative Training Scheme (COTS) cards and related qualifications. Effective from March 1, 2024, these changes aim to streamline the training...

National Apprentice Week 2024: CISRS and Training Providers Join Forces

CISRS is set to take to the road to promote and celebrate apprenticeship value and livelihoods during National Apprentice Week 2024. National Apprentice Week (NAW) is just around the corner, with the 17th annual celebration of apprenticeships scheduled for Monday,...

3B Training and CIOB Join Forces in London

3B Training has announced a strategic collaboration with The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) to offer Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) accredited courses in London.  The partnership aims to bring high-quality, industry-relevant training closer to professionals in the construction sector,...

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Afix Group Ramps Up Environmental Efforts with New ESG Strategy

Afix Group, a leading system scaffolding manufacturer, has announced its commitment to an Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) sustainability policy, marking a significant milestone in its journey towards a more sustainable future. With branches in the UK and a strong...

PERI Launches Menopause Toolkit for Inclusive Workplace Support

PERI, a leading manufacturer and supplier of formwork and scaffolding systems, is embarking on a mission to raise awareness of menopause in the workplace, recognising the importance of addressing this often overlooked issue. In a bid to normalise discussions...

Statom Group’s £5.4m PERI Investment Strengthens Operations

Statom Group, a leading construction contractor, has announced a substantial investment of £5.4 million in state-of-the-art equipment from PERI. This strategic move solidifies Statom Group's construction capabilities. It contributes to the company's growth strategy, which includes tackling more extensive and...

Scafom-rux Expands its Nordic Presence

Scafom-rux, a prominent name in the system scaffolding market, has taken a significant step in solidifying its presence in Sweden by acquiring Tobit, its Swedish distributor.  This strategic move aims to bolster Scafom-rux's footprint in Sweden and lay the foundation...

Layher UK and Des Moore Form Strategic Growth Alliance

In an exciting development, system scaffolding and access solutions giant Layher UK Ltd has appointed Des Moore as their dedicated Brand Ambassador. Layher's ambitious growth plans for the UK system scaffolding market place both Layher & Moore centre stage. Both...

PERI UP Scaffolding Elevates Treadgold House’s Carbon-Neutral Transformation

The scaffolding installation has been completed at Treadgold House, marking a significant step in the council-owned residential estate's journey toward achieving carbon neutrality.  Situated in West London, Treadgold House is a 4-storey residential estate currently undergoing extensive refurbishment to improve...

PERI Celebrates 25 Years at Rugby Headquarters

PERI is celebrating a significant milestone as it marks 25 years since the opening of its depot and UK headquarters in Rugby.  Founded in 1998, this facility has played a pivotal role in the company's journey to provide safe, innovative,...

Catari Expands Global Footprint with New Depot in Dublin

Renowned scaffolding manufacturer Catari continues its global expansion with the opening of a strategically located depot in Dullek, near Dublin.  This move underscores the company's commitment to cementing its status as a global scaffold provider and aims to better serve...

Abu Dhabi Hosts First-Ever CISRS OSTS Level 4 Course

In a significant development for scaffolding training, the inaugural CISRS OSTS Level 4 course has been completed successfully at...

3B Training and CIOB Join Forces in London

3B Training has announced a strategic collaboration with The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) to offer Construction Industry Training...

Palmers Scaffolding Lands Major Investment Boost

Deeside-based Palmers Scaffolding, the UK's oldest scaffolding contractor, has made headlines by becoming the first recipient of debt finance...

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Latest Jobs

HGV Driver

We are currently searching for an experienced, motivated and reliable crane/HGV driver to operate in and around the South...

Health & Safety Officer

Position Outline A leading scaffold contractor within the South East requires a Health & Safety Officer All Access Limited is looking...

Scaffolders Required

CHS LTD are looking to hire competent scaffolders with a good amount of experience. Competent and qualified scaffolders are required...

CISRS Scaffolder all levels

  CISRS scaffold labourers, trainee scaffolders, scaffolders and advanced scaffolders are required in the following areas, Peterborough, Cambridge,  London North...

SCAFFOLDERS REQUIRED ALL GRADES

ABR Scaffolding Ltd requires scaffold gangs for ongoing housing sites in the Bicester and Derby areas. Must have own transport. Candidates...

Scaffolders Required

Browne’s Scaffolding Ltd require Scaffolders to join our team for a variety of upcoming projects in the Kent area. Advance...

Palmers Scaffolding Lands Major Investment Boost

Deeside-based Palmers Scaffolding, the UK's oldest scaffolding contractor, has made headlines by becoming the first recipient of debt finance from the British Business Bank's...

London and Bristol Scaffolding Firms Plunge into Administration

In a significant blow to the scaffolding industry, both London-based BCM Scaffolding Services Ltd and Bristol's Scaffteq West Ltd have fallen into administration.  These companies, collectively employing over 100 people, were part of the Saferise Scaffolding Group, an umbrella brand...

BGB Scaffolding Goes Global in Renewable Energy

Chester and Flintshire-based scaffolding company opens a new US base and secures contracts for offshore wind farm substations in the USA and Taiwan. BGB Scaffolding Group, a renowned scaffolding company headquartered in Chester and Port of Mostyn, Flintshire, has taken...

Caspian Group and AFIX UK Unveil New Scaffolding Partnership

Scunthorpe-based scaffolding hire and sales firm Caspian Group Ltd. has announced a strategic partnership with AFIX Group UK, bringing the innovative AFIX Fast X52 modular system scaffolding to the north of England. Caspian Group Ltd., a leading name in the...

Scaling Your Scaffolding Business for Sale

Since I started my consultancy business, I’ve been  contacted by a number of business owners who are thinking about selling. In the current economic climate, this is sadly understandable – but for many scaffolding business – particularly those that...

MR Scaffolding Services Strengthens Leadership with Des Moore’s Appointment

In a strategic move to bolster its leadership team and fuel its next phase of growth, MR Scaffolding Services Limited has announced the appointment of Des Moore as a Non-Executive Director. Des Moore, a well-known veteran in the scaffolding industry...

Midway Holding Set to Change Name to HAKI Safety

In a strategic move that reflects its commitment to safety, Midway Holding, the parent company of system scaffolding firm HAKI, has proposed changing its name to HAKI Safety. The decision was announced by the company's Board of Directors and is...

MOR1X Partners with Robotic Hoists Pioneer KEWAZO

Des Moore will provide strategic advice to the company as it expands across the UK and Ireland. MOR1X has announced that its founder, Des Moore, is working in partnership with KEWAZO GmbH, a company specialising in innovative robotic hoists for...

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ScaffChamp 2024 Team Registration Date Unveiled

Event organisers of Scaffchamp 2024 have announced the official date for teams from around the world to register for this year's championship. The Baltic Scaffolders Association (BSA), the driving force behind the Scaffolders Championship, dubbed ScaffChamp, has been working tirelessly...

Pilosio Showcases Revolutionary Flydeck System at Successful Open Demo Day in Aberdeen

Pilosio, a leading Italian manufacturer of scaffolding and suspended access solutions, held a successful Open Demo Day on July 11th and 12th, revealing its innovative Flydeck system. The event attracted attendees from major Oil&Gas and Civil companies, offering them an...

Third Annual ‘Scaffolders Golfer of the Year’ Event Announced

SCP – Forgeco, a leading manufacturer and stockist of high-quality scaffold fittings and other building products, has just announced the third edition of its annual 'Scaffolders Golfer of the Year event.  The much-anticipated event will be held on 22nd September...

ScaffPlan Chosen as Official Scaffold Design Platform for ScaffChamp 2023

The organisers of the annual Scaffolding Championships, known as ScaffChamp, have announced that ScaffPlan has been selected as the official scaffold design platform for this year's event.  The competition, which showcases the top scaffolders from 11 different countries, is set...

Nominations Open for NSW Scaff Star Awards

The National Scaffolding Week (NSW) has officially announced the opening of nominations for its prestigious Scaff Star awards.  The annual event aims to highlight the remarkable achievements of the scaffolding and access sector, showcasing the diverse range of career paths...

AT-PAC and DOKA Takes Center Stage at CONEXPO CON-AGG Expo

Setting the stage for a new era in scaffolding, AT-PAC and Doka unveiled groundbreaking products and digital solutions at the 2023 CONEXPO CON-AGG Expo in Las Vegas. The 2023 CONEXPO CON-AGG Expo, North America's largest construction show, celebrated a significant...

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PERI UP Scaffolding Elevates Treadgold House’s Carbon-Neutral Transformation

The scaffolding installation has been completed at Treadgold House, marking a significant step in the council-owned residential estate's journey toward achieving carbon neutrality.  Situated in...

Layher Powers Scaffolding Success at Hinkley Point C

Safety, agility, and innovation are of utmost importance when building the first of a new generation of nuclear power stations. Industrial services specialist KAEFER UK & Ireland was tasked with delivering the Containment Liner Coating Package for the Hinkley...

Inner City Scaffolding’s Trojan Horse of Innovation

Inner City Scaffolding Ltd, a well-known name in the scaffolding sector, has undertaken a monumental recladding project that has caught the industry's attention. This complex and innovative endeavour is set to redefine the standards of scaffolding excellence. The project, which...

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UKSSH Unveils New Staircase Design for Rail and Sporting Events

UK System Scaffold Hire (UKSSH), a leading provider of Haki access solutions, has unveiled a new development in public access staircases that promises to enhance safety and privacy for users during sporting events.  This innovative step forward marks a significant...

Klasp Act: A Grip on Future Scaffolding Safety

Following a previous feature, we delve deeper into 'The Klasp', a ground-breaking scaffold fitting innovated by industry veteran Julian Bland. As The Klasp gears up for its market debut, Julian is on the lookout for a visionary buyer to...

Pilosio’s Flydeck System Offers New Possibilities in Under-Deck Operations

Ahead of Pilosio's upcoming CAD Design Event in Aberdeen, Flydeck's innovative design, versatility, and safety features are attracting industry attention from experts. Mark Parkin, Business Development Manager at 48.3 with over 35 years of industry experience, has hailed Pilosio's Flydeck...

CADS Launches SMART Compliance

In an industry where time is money, saving valuable minutes during the design and planning phase of a project can lead to notable cost reductions. With an eye on revolutionising the scaffolding industry, CADS has launched SMART Compliance, part...

G-DECK Launches Pioneering Scaffold Staircase Solution

G-DECK has unveiled a brand new scaffold staircase solution that promises enhanced safety and efficiency in construction. In a landmark development for the construction industry, G-DECK, a now well-known leader in safety systems and products, has launched its ground-breaking NO-TIES...

Swedish Firm Eyes UK Edge Protection Market

In a groundbreaking move, Safety Respect, a leading global manufacturer of edge protection products, has announced a significant investment in the UK's construction market. Following the success of the initial Swedish intervention in the UK temporary edge protection sector in...

BIGBEN Unveils New Eco-Friendly Lubricant for Scaffolding

BIGBEN, an industry-leading supplier, has officially launched its latest innovation - ScaffOil, a revolutionary, eco-friendly lubricant exclusively designed for the Scaffolding and Construction industries.  This new product has already stirred excitement in the market due to its environmentally conscious formulation,...