As the year edges closer to an end, and before we pack up and close for the traditional Christmas break we take a look back at what most attracted your attention during 2019.

The last twelve months have been another busy news-filled year for the scaffolding industry as ScaffMag continues to keep you updated with what’s going on. Either on desktop, mobile, tablet or in our quarterly magazine available in digital and print, we have you covered.

During the holiday season, we will update the site with any major breaking stories but our full news service will be back on 6 January 2020.

Most Read Stories of 2019

1. Louie Bates (Pageviews/Reads 15,734)

The heartbreaking story of young Scaffolder Louie Bates who struggled with depression and took his own life, sparked mental health discussion’s across the industry.

Young scaffolder who struggled with depression found hanged by mum

2. Female Offshore Scaffolder (Pageviews/Reads 11,637)

Scaffolder Vicky Welch became the first UK female offshore scaffolder for Stork after completing her first trip in the North Sea.

Vicky Welch becomes the first UK female offshore scaffolder for Stork

3. Scaffold Collapse in North London (Pageviews/Reads 7,918)

In March a scaffold collapse left a mass of bent and twisted scaffold tubes and broken boards on a street in Hampstead, London.

Major Scaffolding Collapse in North London

4. Accident Leaves Worker Hanging Off Building (Pageviews/Reads 7,025)

Three people were injured, one critically after a scaffolding and construction elevator collapse in downtown Fort Worth, Texas USA.

Scaffolding collapse leaves worker hanging off building and pedestrian critically injured

5.Highest Scaffold In Europe (Pageviews/Reads 6,778)

GKR Scaffolding successfully completed the build of what is currently the highest scaffolding in Europe on the construction of the UK’s second highest skyscraper.

GKR Builds Highest Scaffold in Europe

6. Scaffolding Championships in Lithuania (Pageviews/Reads 4,541)

Scaffolders competed in the first-ever international scaffolding championships held at RESTA the countries largest trade fair in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Lithuania holds first ever Scaffolding Championships

7. Robot Scaffolder (Pageviews/Reads 3,834)

Video showed NASA’s Valkyrie robot is able to use human tools to erect scaffolding and plot itself a path across difficult terrain.

VIDEO: NASA’s Valkyrie Robot Can Erect Scaffolding

8. LA Scaffolding’s Video FAIL (Pageview/Reads 3,635)

Funny outtakes from a scaffolding company’s promotional video have become their actual corporate film, and users of Linkedin loved it.

Corporate video goes wrong but scaffolding firm benefits

9. Big Carl starts at Hinkley Point (Pageviews/Reads 3,544)

‘Big Carl’ The world biggest crane was shipped over from Belgium to help build the new power station.

Worlds biggest crane starts work at Hinkley Point

10. HP Sauce dons new scaffolding label (Pageviews/Reads 2,025)

After 123 years HP sauce changed its label to reflect the work going on at Big Ben in London.

Scaffolding on Big Ben inspires new sauce label

ScaffMag 2019 Overview

ScaffMag has enjoyed another year of growth through the website, magazine and social channels.

Google Analytics show receved between Dec 2018 – Dec 2019: 878,993 pageviews from more than 242,000 users


ScaffMag has the largest following of any scaffolding related page on Facebook. Our social media community on Facebook alone now stands at a massive 80,961 likes with more than 135,000 followers from around the world.

Twitter: @ScaffoldingNews  7,148 Followers
Instagram: @scaff_mag : 3,680 Followers

The ScaffMag quarterly magazine’s digital version has also enjoyed increased readership with just under 28,000 reads and over 90,000 impressions on issuu.

Our daily and weekly rundown email newsletters now have over 7,400 subscribers.

If you are interested in booking an ad campaign with us in 2020 and join our growing band of advertisers please contact us at [email protected]

We would like to wish all our readers a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous and Happy New Year. See you in 2020.