NSI first to develop code of practice for scaffold alarms

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NSI has developed the first Code of Practice for the design, installation and maintenance of scaffold alarms. Code of Practice NCP 115 has the potential to radically improve the security of buildings in vulnerable circumstances and significantly raise standards in this niche security sector. The installation of scaffold alarms is a growing market, but to date has never been the...

Q&A with the Director of Buckinghamshire Scaffolding Specialists.

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We grabbed a quick Q&A with Matt Bowler, Director of Buckinghamshire Scaffolding Specialists. BSS was established in 2007 in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire Scaffolding Specialists provide an extensive range of scaffolding services in the industrial, commercial, residential and event sectors. 2012 - How was it for you, Matt? 2012 was certainly a year to remember, and I am immensely grateful to the whole team for...

Safway Group Purchases Assets of Swing Staging, Inc. & Related Companies

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In a move to enhance its position in the New York metro area and expand its expertise and offerings in motorized access solutions, Safway Group is announcing the acquisition of the assets of Swing Staging, Inc. and related companies – including Twin & Swing Scaffolding, Inc., Specialty Access Systems, LLC, Long Island City Trucking Corporation, and Scaffold King Inc. (collectively ‘Swing Staging’). The...

Harsco highlights its “Insight Onsite” philosophy at 2013 show

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Harsco Infrastructure, the specialist global provider of construction and industrial maintenance solutions, is delighted to welcome visitors to stand E60 at the UK Concrete Show 2013, where it will be showcasing the benefits generated by its unique ‘Insight onsite™’ philosophy. Harsco has almost 100 years of history to its credit in the construction sector, where it provides an extensive range...

Scaffold firm SCA Group bid to re-train local people for wind farm work

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SCA Group Seek Other Local Companies to Help Meet Training Requirements in One of the UK’s Worst Unemployment Areas Weymouth & Portland have the highest unemployment rate in Dorset with 3.8% of working age residents claiming benefits (September 2011). Many professionals living in the District commute out of the area and even out of the county to get to their...

Vantage Delivers An Olympic Service At London 2012

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The first modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896 consisted of nine sporting events: athletics, cycling, fencing, gymnastics, shooting, swimming, tennis, weightlifting and wrestling.  2012 saw Vantage Event and Media Structures complete their very own Olympic feat of scaffolding services across nine Olympics venues, achieving a personal best in all disciplines. On winning a major sub-contract tender for London 2012...

The NASC implements the use of black & yellow hazard tape change

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The NASC is implementing the use of black and yellow hazard tape on scaffolding in areas open to pedestrian traffic. The National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) yesterday released a statement regarding  implementing the use of black and yellow hazard tape on scaffolding in areas open to pedestrian traffic – following safety advice from the Royal National Institute for the Blind...

Cape appoints new Chief Financial Officer

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Cape plc, the international provider of essential, non-mechanical support services to the energy and mineral resources sectors, is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Speakman as Chief Financial Officer with immediate effect.  Michael has 30 years of experience with public and private companies across a range of industries, holding senior operational, divisional and corporate roles, within TI Group plc...

Harsco helps Manchester student castle development

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The creation of a new, iconic development in the heart of Manchester’s vibrant student district has been aided with an innovative double-decked mechanical access solution from Harsco Infrastructure. Working with main contractor Shepherd Construction Ltd on the prestigious Student Castle project, Harsco designed and supplied a bespoke system using solutions from its range of construction access equipment to provide access...

PASMA offers training spaces using Facebook to boost awareness

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 PASMA, the world’s lead trade association for the mobile access tower industry, has launched a new scheme which uses Facebook to help more people to find tower training through offering last-minute spaces. The scheme allows PASMA’s accredited training companies to use the PASMA Facebook page to post information about any last-minute places available on their training courses. This gives those...

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