CISRS Cards Set To Go Smart In December

CISRS cards set to get a 21st Century revamp

CISRS new smart card system is set to go live in December when NOCN Job Cards take over from CITB, but don't expect to receive your new card until January 2020. As we previously reported, the forthcoming new digital Smart cards are thanks to a new partnership between CISRS and NOCN Job Cards after...

TRAD UK shines spotlight on diversity and inclusivity

Katie Piper & Des Moore TRAD UK

A UK scaffolding group has hosted an industry seminar with guest speaker Katie Piper to highlight the importance of diversity and inclusivity in scaffolding and wider construction. TRAD Scaffolding, part of TRAD UK, has highlighted the importance of diversity and inclusivity within the scaffolding and wider construction industries by hosting a seminar for clients,...

Royston Scaffolding support colleague and ex-serviceman in Remembrance Sunday commemorations

Royston Scaffolding Ltd

Cambridge & Hertfordshire based company Royston Scaffolding Ltd were on hand to aid the Remembrance Sunday commemorations, with support in particular for one of their colleagues and ex-serviceman, Richard Wright, who previously served in Iraq. Accounts Manager Jacqueline and her 6-year-old Grandson, Jesse also showed their support by raising money for the Poppy Appeal...

CISRS continues to grow globally after expanding into the Caribbean

CISRS training is now available in the Caribbean

CISRS has announced its overseas training scheme is now available in the Caribbean thanks to a new partnership between Scaffolding Manufacturers Trinidad LTD (SMTL) and Simian Skill. Level 1, Level 2, Basic Inspection and Scaffolding Supervisor courses will soon be available at STML’s purpose-built training centre in Point Lisas, Trinidad, following a successful CISRS...

Scaffolding Firm Fined For No Licence

Scaffolding in town centre pavement licence

A Romford based scaffolding company has been prosecuted for erecting scaffolding in South East London with no Pavement Licence. JCS Scaffolding Services Ltd, based in Romford, has been fined £1,283 after pleading guilty at Bromley Magistrates' Court. According to local media, the court heard that Bromley Council received a report in...

Avontus Introduces Enhanced 3D Capabilities in Scaffold Designer 2020 Release

Avontus Scaffold Designer 2020 3D PDF

Avontus announced 3D shading modes, export to 3D PDF, and a host of new features in Scaffold Designer 2020 update. Scaffolding software company Avontus has introduced major updates to its flagship Scaffold Designer software, which they say gives its customers a clear path to success in 2020 and beyond.  Scaffold Designer 2020 has reached another design milestone with more advanced 3D...

New Appointment at JMAC Group

JMAC Group Kieren Cattanach

JMAC Group consisting of JMac Scaffolding Ltd and JMac Safety Systems Ltd, has appointed Kieren Cattanach as Health, Safety, Environmental & Quality Manager. The newly created role is set to strengthen JMAC’s commitment to promoting the best practise in Health and Safety, ahead of an exciting period of growth for the Teesside based group. Prior to taking up this...

Scaffolder from Liverpool is Inspirational Apprentice of the Year

Scaffolder Kenny Sandison CITB Inspirational Apprentice of the year 2019

Liverpool Scaffolder wins Inspirational Apprentice of the Year at the CITB Apprenticeship Awards 2019 Kenny Sandison, a 21-year-old scaffolder from Liverpool, was named Inspirational Apprentice of the Year at the 2019 Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) Apprenticeship Awards for his natural ability in scaffolding and attitude to work.  The CITB Apprenticeship Awards celebrate the achievements of apprentices and employers across the...

We should think twice before using scaffolding, says demolition boss

Reading Scaffold Collapse

The Vice-President of the Insitute of Demolition Engineers has said his industry should think twice before using scaffolding to cover buildings under demolition. VP, Richard Dolman, who is also the managing director of AR Demolition, said it was time for the demolition industry to consider new ways of dust suppression and protection from flying debris during the demolition of buildings. His...

Stork Awarded North Sea Offshore Services Contract

stork bags north sea offshore contract

Stork has bagged a five-year contract to provide services for the Heather, Thistle and Magnus offshore platforms in the North Sea. Global maintenance firm Stork has been awarded a five-year contract by EnQuest PLC to provide multi-skilled deck crew services for its offshore oil and gas assets located in the northern and central North Sea. Stork hasn't disclosed the contract value. However,...