Scaffolder Loses Battle With Brain Tumour

Wayne Evans

A well-liked scaffolder has died after a long battle with a brain tumour. Wayne Evans, 42 from Barnsley sadly died in a Neurology hospice in the town on Monday 11th May. Due to the Coronavirus lockdown, his family was not with him when he died. Evans had worked in the scaffolding industry since the age of 17. Beginning his career as...

Coronavirus claims life of former Scaffolder

Scaffolder dies Coronavirus

A popular former scaffolder from Gateshead who tested positive for Covid-19 has died in hospital on Friday John Borthwick, 78 of Low Fell, Gateshead had Alzheimer's disease and developed a chest infection. According to reports he was taken to the hospital where he tested positive for Covid-19, sadly he lost his life in the...

Enigma to undertake end to end charity motorbike ride

EIS charity motorbike ride

Enigma Industrial Services is set to take part in a charity motorbike ride spanning a massive 984 miles. The nationwide access service provider is asking for support for its employees and partners who are undertaking the ultimate endurance challenge. On the weekend of Saturday 27th June 2020, its fundraising team will ride motorbikes from Lands End, Cornwall to John O'...

Tragedy: Aussie scaffold business owner loses house, then his life

Scaffold business owner Michael Claxton with his family

An Australian scaffold business owner lost his family home in a devastating fire just before Christmas. Weeks later he died suddenly aged just 37. Father of three Michael Claxton, the owner of Apex Scaffolding based in Adelaide, South Australia, suffered a fatal heart attack whilst on a business trip. His family home was burnt to the ground in a freak accident...

New design and technical roles introduced at HAKI

HAKI appoints Ross as CTO and Priscila as Design Manager

System scaffolding provider, HAKI, has announced the appointment of Ross Turner as Chief Technical Officer (CTO) and promoted design engineer, Priscila Escobar, to UK Design Manager; both newly created positions within its business. Ross Turner has joined the senior management team at HAKI Group following the company’s acquisition of Span Access in December last year, where he was Managing...

Trade body appoints new Technical Advisor

Dennis Braithwaite

The National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) has appointed Dennis Braithwaite as its new Technical Advisor Mr.Braithwaite has extensive scaffolding and access knowledge within the industry with 40 years of experience, predominantly working for Cape Industrial Services Ltd. He has a wide and varied experience which includes involvement within the oil and gas, chemical, power generation, and offshore sectors both...

Safety & Access Co Founder dies aged 81

Image shows Mike Morris

Safety & Access has announced the death of its longterm Director and part Founder Michael Morris aged 81. Mr. Morris who was well-known within the industry and had been involved in the scaffolding training providers business since it was established in the early 1990's. He was also a longterm and very senior Health and Safety Manager at SGB. Safety & Access...

Rilmac Scaffolding promote three new Directors

New Associate Directors At Rilmac Scaffolding - Tom Walker, James Newton and Roger Woodlock

James Newton, Roger Woodlock and Tom Walker have all been promoted to Associate Directors at Rilmac Scaffolding’s headquarters in Lincoln. Both James and Roger started their careers in the scaffolding industry as scaffolders for Rilmac and have progressed through the business to head up the contracting and estimating/design departments at Lincoln. Between them they have 38 years’ service with Roger...


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