GKR Scaffolding is proud to announce the release of the next generation of the safest fall prevention fitting fixings on the market, ‘Elimin8.
GKR Scaffolding and Loughton Scaffold Suppliers have joined forces to develop a revolutionary tethered scaffold fitting. The tethering point enables main scaffold fittings to be tethered until they are securely fixed.
Neil Rowswell, GKR’s Managing Director who was involved in its development explains the benefits.
Elimin8 has been designed, developed and tested by industry leaders GKR Scaffolding Ltd with support from Loughton Scaffold equipment suppliers. The revolutionary tethered scaffold fitting allows all the main scaffold fitting types to be securely tethered until fixed.
Over the last few years GKR Scaffolding has worked on over half of London’s tallest building developments, including western Europe’s tallest tower. At GKR Safety is an embedded value where they constantly strive for ways to improve the safety of their employees, stakeholders and the general public.
As part of GKR’s continuous drive to reduce risks in 2011, they introduced 100% tool tethering as a mandatory requirement to help reduce the risk of tools falling from height. The next steps for the GKR management team were to look for an innovative way to not only tether tools but to tether scaffold fittings.
Neil Rowswell, Managing Director of GKR and member of the NASC Technical Board committee, led the working group who designed Elimin8 the simple safe system that allows the scaffold fittings to remain tethered until fixed. Neil commented:
“We [GKR Scaffolding] are proud to be known for our commitment to leading excellence in scaffolding and of our industry-leading safety performance. Since introducing the tool tethering policy we have had zero accidents involving tools falling from height. A natural progression for us was to see how we could tether all fittings for situations where they may be required. Elimin8 has been developed by real scaffolders who will be using it in all weather conditions, heights and working conditions. I am proud to be part of the team introducing Elimin8 to the scaffolding industry. Together we can help reduce risks and improve safety.”
The scaffold fitting range is now available and can be purchased through www.loughtonscaffolding.com www.gkrscaffolding.co.uk
You can hate them all you want,but let’s face it they will be compulsory on high jobs soon,look when the harness law came in we all hated wearing them,now look were wearing them all the time,some with 2 lanyards, me I’m all for the old skool shorts and a pair of trainer’s, but times change and with what happened at Liverpool St with the Ladies and the tube falling, you can expect to be using these sooner than you think
Hi All –this is a good Idea!
Having dropped my share of bits and tools and took a few hits from the same in near 40 years with tools– see below link and there are a lot less tape on any scaffold than knucks and it only take one.
I can understand the principle of this and under the rite conditions It
is a very good idea, however is there a safety implication by attaching these
to your safety harness? My understanding is nothing can be attached to the D
rings as this is required for retrieval.
2nd point is most safety men want nipple caps fitted to the
threads how does this stand as to me it looks like it’s another snagging point.
Tony Warburton thats the new fittings what mark was talking about to day wont last 5minutes the rings
Josh 7 years in the game
Been scaffolding 15 years, never been scared of heights or anything but the only thing that’s worried me in this game is the thought of dropping something on someone. We’ve all been in the situation where we’ve been 100+ ft above the public in a busy city/ town centre without a fan under us and felt a bit shaky. Every little helps…….
ScaffoldingNews Bring on the new Elimin8 the way things should be done. We done GKRNeil cracking design
Gkr’s belts must have more utilities than batmans belt. Another cord on you’re belt to get snagged on the thread of the handrail double!
JCallumSheehan ScaffoldingNews we will never go high enough to worry about using them mate!!!
LeeRowswell ScaffoldingNews no mate travelling down tomorrow afternoon. Doing course sat. Sat night free! Travel back up Sunday.
The word on the street is u was just taking pics Darrell
scaffinstructor ScaffoldingNews on a Leadership Course all day tomorrow. U still there on Monday?
LeeRowswell ScaffoldingNews I’m down larndon tomorra and the weekend Gezza. U up for a bit of knees up mutha brown dude?
When your throwing cantilevers of the top of HSBC at Canary wharf 800ft in the polar bear, it ain’t a bad idea didn’t see you over there Elliot sidthorp
How about a simpler solution don’t walk under a scaffold that is being erected/dismantled, whatever next i know 85% of people die in a bed, lets ban beds
scaffinstructor ScaffoldingNews they are for all our high rise work. What other company has 6 of the highest buildings in London??
LeeRowswell ScaffoldingNews well in that case lee it’s a great concept! No blame no claim.
scaffinstructor ScaffoldingNews it’s task specific and not for standard scaffolds. We have 3 projects this year all over 350high to start
ScaffoldingNews mmmm Dan I get on with LeeRowswell I’ll watch and absorb how this fitting goes on the market. #allforinnovation
what a brilliant idea all scaffs drop fittings regulary gonna prevent alot of accidents this give your self a pat on the back whoever dreamt this up!
Smashing up 2 square a day
All the lazy scaffolders will love them
Reading trade mags?? x
Just stay safe Danny Edwards!xx
Times are changing get used it! It’s Still as quick
Good. if you want to make no money whatsoever n become the slowest Scaff ever
Its natural you are scared of new.
I would rather be curious and use it, however i am kff tooks at the moment.
Its about time some things get upgraded.
All they need to do is take off them double ended washers an they’ve got a perfectly good fitting
Don’t need another job mate
Who’s job are you after Elliot
Your having a laugh what a joke Joe Hamblin James Ball Simon Millard Jason Sprangle George Smith George Callaway Lee Newman show Steve too Rachael
This is what contractors are wanting and willing to pay good money for safety!!
All firms will have to price jobs so high that contractors will look for an alternative
What a joke
This is a great design by Gkr! been using tethered fittings and tools for a few years now I love them! This will be across the board soon on all high rise projects wether you like it or not! If you did drop something you know you won’t be banged up for manslaughter fact!
Well what can you say but good luck to the gkr boys and don’t forget keep teathered
iPhone tether is the way to go boys
Darren Howard Matt Elliott
Have they moved April fools day !
Aaaand the industry has gone mad!!! Can’t wait to see what comes up next.?!? #timeforanewcareer
Work finishes at 4 lads. Gd jesus
One at a time lol yeah what ever mate !!!
WOW. Scaff porn!
Clock off boys.
what ever next
Ah come on how often do you drop a fittin treatin us like kids
Just making job slower and we get enough earache already, y that job take so long
Everyone’s day rate will drop because you can’t cover your money, that’ll be next
Safety First !
More weight to go on wagons ,,,, no need !!!
Just cant see scaffs getting the fitting out bucket then attaching to a clip safety gone nuts this time
We’ll have to tether our boots next…
They better start paying more coz price work is out of the window now! 🙁
wtf is this now jobs gone stupid i think ill retire from this game
ordinary fittings with a glorified washer attached
Don’t get me started on the step lol
How would u no Neal you do nowt ehh have ya noticed tho they have not put them on base plates ehh
Even NASC said it was a step to far
Still want it up in the same time
Matthew Prendergast Reece Mills Alan Leighton
You should never be in a situation where it’s needed, unless you’re working over water?EXCLUSION ZONES, FANS, COMBI NETS, the list is endless
Emm perhaps a fan instead ???
I Knew this Was coming what a joke