Recession is an opportunity in Wolf’s clothing

business economic downturns

There are more opportunities to grow your wealth during periods of world crisis and economic downturns than any other period in history. Simon Boyes asks the question… are you ready to take advantage of it? 2020 has hit the scaffolding industry like a dropped ledger! The construction industry has not yet felt the same force of the pandemic as the...

What is going up, down under?

Scaffolding in the Australian market

Since the beginning of time, scaffolding has been used around the world to provide safe access for multiple uses.  We venture ‘down under’ to understand the Australian market landscape to understand who and what is driving the market, Simon Boyes reports. The Australian Scaffolding Industry is on the verge of a technology boom that is going to change the industry...

How do we stop scaffolders being killed or seriously injured from falls from height?

Morecambe Scaffolders Falls 30ft

Why in 2019 and 2020 are scaffolders still being killed and seriously injured through falls from height? It was the image of a young scaffolder being put into the back of an ambulance after falling from a roof working on a saddle scaffolding on 25th November 2019 in Morecambe Lancashire that the question needs to be asked, how do we...

75 Years of Layher

Layher Factory Germany

This year marks the 75th anniversary of one of the world's finest company exponents of scaffolding. Given all of their incredible achievements, ScaffMag takes a closer look at Layher in a year like no other. From the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower to the Northern Black Forest National Park, The Duvha Power Plant to the Duisberg Rollercoaster structure,...

Coronavirus – what you’re entitled to and how to claim

What you are entitled to and how to claim during the Coronavirus crisis

What you are entitled to and how to claim during the Coronavirus crisis As the UK is currently on a Coronavirus lockdown and construction sites are now starting to close its gates, many workers and their families are now increasingly concerned about where its income is going to come from over the coming weeks and possibly months. With help from The...

Coronavirus and its impact on the scaffolding industry

covonavirus scaffolding

As the Coronavirus spreads across the globe like wildfire how is it going to potentially impact the scaffolding sector? There have now been nearly 100,000 cases worldwide of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) confirmed and as Scaffmag went to press, 90 people in the UK have caught the highly infectious disease. The government who is obviously anxious to slow down the spread of the...

X-Pro introduces the all new ProView Firefly scaffolders level for 2020

X-Pro Proview Firefly Scaffolders Leve

The latest product from the X-Pro series of scaffolders levels includes a number of new and beneficial features including illuminated vials, stronger magnets and a hands-free bungee cord. The new ProView Firefly scaffolders level manufactured by UK-based X-Pro Tools is the next evolution in the ongoing innovation of its series of high-end levels. Its inventor and owner of X-Pro Tools, Paul...

General Election Result 2019: Industry Reaction

Scaffolding Industry reaction to General Election Result

The Conservatives have today achieved a historic victory in the UK General Election, but what's been the reaction within the scaffolding industry? As it stands so far today (13 December) the Conservatives have won the General Election with a huge majority. They have won 364 seats - an increase of 47 seats on the last election in 2017. Many believe within...