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Head for Heights Looking to Solve Scaffolding’s Mental Health Problem

In a bid to tackle the stigma surrounding mental health in the scaffolding industry, the National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) has announced the...

Scaffolder crushed by 500kg concrete bridge panel

A Demolition firm has been fined after a scaffolder suffered multiple injuries when he was struck by a falling concrete panel. Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard...
Drug Testing

Fingerprint Drug Testing Set To Transform Drug Screening At Work

In the past, if a firm in the construction industry, wanted to screen their employees for drug use, they had to use saliva or...
NASC National Access and Scaffolding Confederation

NASC To Show The Value Of A Good Working Breakfast

The National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) are to host an event aimed at the adoption of a value-driven approach to procurement at the...
Acorn Scaffolding Yorkshire Fined

Yorkshire Scaffolding Firm Heavily Fined Over Roof Accident

Acorn Scaffolding in Yorkshire has been fined nearly £35,000 after a trainee scaffolder fell through an asbestos roof. The victim had been working at...

Company fined for missing handrails after contractor fell from scaffold

Beaudecor Ltd pleaded guilty and has been fined after a worker fell from scaffolding. On 4 October 2016, a contractor fell from the third lift...
video

Video: Scaffolding works on the Silver Jubilee Bridge Runcorn

The Grade 2 listed Silver Jubilee Bridge in Runcorn is currently undergoing a major £3M restoration project. Originally opened in 1959 and then initially known simply...
Scaffolder falls from scaffolding

Scaffolder suffers broken leg after falling from scaffolding

A scaffolder fell from scaffolding yesterday at a housing development in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire fracturing his leg in the accident. According to reports the scaffolder in...
nasc 2018 safety report

NASC’S Scaffolding Safety Report reveals on-site accidents fell to record low

The number of accidents and injuries recorded by NASC members fell to an all-time low in 2017, with just 89 incidences occurring on-site throughout...

Wood partners up to develop wearable camera tech for oil and gas operations

Wood has developed new camera technology that can stream video and store data from remote work locations including offshore, in partnership with Canadian technology...
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