HSE Restarts Site Inspections

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The Health and Safety Executive has announced it's resuming with construction site inspections. As the construction industry in England begins to return to work after lockdown the HSE has announced its resuming site inspections. The regulator has said it's adjusting the focus of its activities including visits to business premises and sites which will be conducted in line with social distancing...

Safety & Access Set To Restart Training

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Safety & Access is poised to reopen after implementing a raft of COVID-19 safety measures at its UK centres. The Nottingham and Immingham based scaffolding training provider has developed strict procedures for training including regular temperature checks for all candidates as well as clear guidelines on social distancing, hygiene, and welfare requirements. The training firm has said it will be taking...

Caspian Receives Support With £1M Barclays Loan

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Scaffolding and access equipment supplier Caspian Group has received £1M in funding to help support the business through the COVID-19 crisis. The Scunthorpe based scaffolding hire and sales business today announced it has received support from Barclays through the Government-backed Coronavirus Business Interruption Scheme (CBILS) in order to maintain the ability to trade through the COVID-19 crisis. Established in 1992, Caspian...

Scaffolding Training Set To Resume

Scaffolding Training at SIMIAN

Scaffolding training provider Simian is set to re-open its centres on the 1st of June with a pilot week aimed at testing the water before looking at a full delivery of their services. According to Simian, Their plan is to have one course running each day during that week to check the arrangements they have implemented with eventual full function...

SEC Group submit evidence to House of Commons into the impact of Covid-19

SEC Group submit evidence

The Specialist Engineering Contractors’ Group (SEC) which includes the Scaffolding Association as a member organisation, has submitted evidence to the House of Commons business select committee’s inquiry into the impact of Covid-19 on businesses and workers. The SEC Group has asked the select committee to recommend the following actions to support small businesses and revive construction:  (1) Working with the Local Government...

George Roberts NW Secures £1M Loan To Help Them Through Lockdown

George Roberts NW

One of the UK’s largest independent suppliers of scaffolding and access equipment, George Roberts NW Ltd, has secured £1M from Barclays. The Government-backed loan via the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), will ensure that the business can get through a difficult time for the construction industry. Based in Liverpool, for over 28 years George Roberts NW Ltd has been supporting...

Godiva Group Falls Into Administration

Godiva Group Falls into Administration

Godiva Group has gone into administration leaving around 35 staff jobless. The Coventry based business with offices also in Manchester and Leeds called in the administrators on Thursday 7th May. Work on all ongoing projects has stopped the company has said. The award-winning firm which was established in 2014 recently completed works on Coventry’s tallest new build and at peak trading...

Avontus Enhances Scaffold Viewer with YouTube Export Feature

Avontus Scaffold Viewer

Scaffolding businesses can now share virtual walkthroughs with anyone, anywhere, thanks to a new feature Avontus Software has announced that the company has enhanced its Scaffold Viewer software with a one-click YouTube export feature. This new feature gives users the power to record a video walkthrough of their scaffold design, export it to YouTube, and easily share it via email...

Scaffolders Now Eligible for Coronavirus Test

Scaffolders and other construction workers are now eligible for Coronavirus test

Scaffolders and other construction site workers in England with virus symptoms are now able to get tested. The Health Secretary Matt Hancock yesterday announced that all workers in England that have to leave their home to work will be offered the tests. The Coronavirus tests will also be offered to the...

NASC 2020 Safety Report Shows Record Low Accidents


The number of accidents and injuries recorded by NASC members fell to an all-time low in 2019, with just 74 incidents to operatives throughout the year. The figure has been revealed in the NASC 2020 Safety Report, which documents and analyses accident and injury statistics for its full contracting members – representing more than...


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