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 the panel was ‘System Scaffolding – Is this the future?’ and it was great to hear a range of viewpoints...

Should your business join a scaffolding association?

Des Moore asks 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 – of joining an industry group, and based on my own experience, I’d certainly encourage it. Of course, the most important thing...

Suicide – We’re in it together

Ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day on Saturday, Lighthouse Club CEO, Bill Hill explains why the thinks the day should be scrapped, what the charity is doing to make suicide preventable and how important it is for the industry to stand together and make life-saving changes.

There’s always one more thing to learn…no matter how senior you are

Training

Billy Jones, Managing Director of Millcroft Services, discusses the importance of lifelong learning at all levels within a scaffolding business Successful people are often asked about the secret to their success and there are many different answers, depending on the nature of their role and how they measure achievement. But there is one thing they all have in common: an...

Mythbusting: a case against internal design teams

Andrew Kitley, scaffold design specialist and Managing Director of structural engineering consultancy KITALL, argues internal design teams are not the be-all and end-all. I’ve noticed something recently: the structural engineering industry is rife with company directors touting their internal scaffold design teams. In this era of FOMO where we all feel our shortfalls keenly, it’s enough to make the...

Scaffolding’s Road to Net Zero

Scaffolding’s Road to Net Zero

GKR Scaffolding Strategy Director Helen Gawor explains how sustainability has gone from being a buzzword to a strategic target for the whole industry.

Adding value for clients with a responsive service

Billy Jones, Managing Director of scaffolding specialist, Millcroft, explains how an agile response to projects, partnership approach and in-house training adds value to clients and leads to repeat business. 

Billy Jones, Managing Director of scaffolding specialist, Millcroft, explains how an agile response to projects, partnership approach and in-house training adds value to clients and leads to repeat business. 

Training is the Ticket to Rail Sector Success

Billy Jones, MD of scaffolding specialist, Millcroft, discusses why the right training and collaborative approach are critical to the rail sector

Billy Jones, Managing Director of scaffolding specialist, Millcroft, discusses why the right training and collaborative approach are critical to the efficient delivery of rail projects. In the scaffolding sector, we’re all used to managing hazards and assessing risk. Working at height and controlling risks such as unstable structures and serious wind loadings is all an integral part of what we...

Is it Time for a Degree in Scaffolding Engineering?

Billy Jones, Director of scaffolding company, Millcroft, discusses the importance of supervision in ensuring site risks are addressed in real-time and health and safety is maintained.

Billy Jones, Managing Director of Millcroft, discusses why a degree in scaffolding engineering is vital for attracting talent and professional respect for the sector For thousands of construction sites up and down the country, scaffolding requirements are relatively routine, enabling companies to erect a standard solution they’ve used countless times before. But at the more complex end of the market...

Dare to be different: we are all different, so let’s embrace it!

There’s no doubt about it: increasing diversity in the construction industry in general and the scaffolding trade in particular, makes a positive difference, explains Des Moore, TRAD Group CEO and NASC President (2017-19)

There’s no doubt about it: increasing diversity in the construction industry in general and the scaffolding trade in particular, makes a positive difference, explains Des Moore, TRAD Group CEO and NASC President (2017-19)   In fact, it significantly improves commercial performance, increases innovation and collaboration and boosts both productivity and brand reputation. And in today’s world, where there is a long...

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