Don’t Put Pressure on Scaffolding Contractors, says NASC

NASC National Access and Scaffolding Confederation

The NASC is calling on main contractors to refrain from placing unreasonable pressure on scaffolding contractors to continue working on sites. The National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) has said it recognises that the Government’s latest Covid-19 restrictions do not put a stop to construction industry activities but they believe that no contractor should feel obliged through fear of delay...

Offshore workers laid off without option for government’s coronavirus support scheme

A number of offshore workers at Bilfinger Salamis have been laid off without the option to use the government's coronavirus support scheme According to Energy Voice, the workers have said they have been “hung out to dry” and “abandoned” by their Aberdeen-based employer Bilfinger Salamis. The offshore services firm has terminated workers on fixed-term contracts. Some onshore staff on probation periods...

TRAD UK: Why our default position is to continue Hire charges during the coronavirus crisis

TRAD UK

TRAD UK CEO Des Moore has released a statement to ScaffMag explaining why its Hire & Sales business will continue to charge its customers during the coronavirus lockdown. The statement comes after a number of TRAD Hire & Sales customers were left disgruntled after receiving a letter informing them ongoing hire charges would continue during these unprecedented times formulated at...

NASC calls on contractors to make risk-based decisions before sending workers to site

SCAFFOLDING CONTRACTORS

The NASC has today issued its members and the wider industry advice on the daily and ever-changing Coronavirus crisis and its impact on the construction industry. The UK Scaffolding trade body is advising access and scaffolding contractors to carry out detailed risk assessments of every project they are currently undertaking to determine whether to continue working on site. While construction sites...

Generation Hire & Sales to taper down operations

Generation UK Hire & Sales

Altrad Generation Hire & Sales is tapering down its operations this week before standing down its commercial fleet on Friday. Following yesterday's government announcement of an at least three-week UK lockdown, Generation UK is acting now to ensure the safety of its customers, staff and families, the firm said today. Robert Jenrick, the Construction Minister, tweeted that construction activity can continue...

Safety & Access suspend all training worldwide

Safety & Access

Scaffolding training providers Safety & Access have shut down all its training centres in the UK, Middle East, Far East and Asia. Due to the governments directive announced yesterday on slowing down the spread of COVID-19 bosses at Safety & Access have taken the decision to suspend all training. Some of its consultancy work has also been affected. The closure is...

UK on lockdown but construction sites stay open

Construction

Boris Johnson has announced a nationwide lockdown to try and slow down the spread of Coronavirus, but construction sites are to stay open...for now. Johnson addressed the nation last night ordering people to stay at home and told nonessential shop owners to immediately close their stores. He said people will only be allowed to leave their homes for a handful of...

Scaffolding Association reaches 400 member milestone

scaffolding association membership

The scaffolding trade association has topped 400 members The largest UK scaffolding trade body SA based in Worcestershire has announced its membership growth has continued steadily so far this year which now stands at just over 400. Its membership is represented by scaffolding contractors, suppliers, service providers and designers, it says. The trade body has seen particular growth amongst contractors with the...

CISRS issues statement on Coronavirus

CISRS statement on Coronavirus

CISRS has issued an official statement after training centres across the country start to cancel or reschedule courses. The Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS) who are now working from home have issued a Coronavirus update to its approved training establishments. They say they are looking to support both candidates and training providers during the Coronavirus outbreak. But ultimately the decision...

Scaffolding trade body issues advice on Coronavirus

NASC National Access and Scaffolding Confederation

NASC's boss has issued scaffolding-related advice on the anticipated impact of the Coronavirus to businesses The National Access and Scaffolding Confederation's managing director Robin James has issued advice and resources on dealing with the forthcoming impact of Coronavirus on the industry. James stated "These are very challenging times" in an email addressed to its members. "The situation and corresponding guidance from...