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9 Workers die as scaffolding collapses in Indian indoor stadium

  Nine people have been killed and 10 injured after a gallery under construction in a indoor stadium collapsed  in India Indian news websites have reported that the accident happened at a baseball stadium that is being constructed in Kunnam, Kanchipuram, India. The construction of the stadium had been going on for over a month, concreting work at the site which measures 100'x100' and 40' high was going on...

Cape wins five year contact with Qatar Petrochemical Company


Cape plc has announced its Qatar operations have been awarded a five-year framework contract for scaffolding, insulation, painting and refractory lining works by Qatar Petrochemical Company (QAPCO). QAPCO Q.S.C. is one of the most successful producers of low-density polyethylene - a basic plastic polymer that is derived from natural gas. QAPCO is the operator of the QATOFIN linear low-density polyethylene...

Site Engineer Charged Over Dubai Scaffold Falls

  The site engineer and labour supervisor at the Dubailand project where a scaffolding collapse killed two workers at the weekend have been charged with criminal negligence. Police also confirmed yesterday the death of a third man, who suffered serious injuries and was treated at Rashid Hospital after the accident. Four building workers have now been confirmed dead and more than a...

Combisafe Protects The Home Of The Kings Of France

  Renovations of Louis XIV’s magnificent yet fragile Palais de Versailles are always a daunting undertaking and the latest is no exception. With its 700 rooms, 67 staircases, 2,153 windows and 27 acres of roofing, the sprawling 17th Century Palace outside Paris sets the international standard for a challenging restoration programme. Forming one part of the massive seventeen year, €390 million restoration...

HAKI provides a unique weather protection system in Sweden

HAKI's designers have produced new, effective, safe solutions to bridge an unusually wide span in Sweden. When the Municipality of Gotland commenced its second largest-ever construction project, the XERVON depot and assembly personnel from Örebro provided one of Sweden’s largest weather protection systems – a 4,000 square-metre weather protection system from HAKI, covering what will be the completely new Wisby...

Three plunge into water after bridge scaffolding collapses

Bridge Scaffolding Collapse

A large scaffold under a bridge crossing in New Zealand has collapsed. According to local media three people have plunged into the water and one person was trapped after the scaffolding collapsed at a bridge over the Panmure lagoon in east Auckland. The local Fire services managed to extract the man, who was stuck on his back on a beam running...

Cape Expands Reach With China Purchase


  Industrial services business Cape, which has its regional headquarters in Wakefield, has taken an 80 per cent stake in a Hong Kong industrial services provider. The company has acquired the equity stake in Hong Kong Fuji Technology (HFT) for HK$58m (£4.75m). HFT provides thermal insulation, painting, grit blasting and scaffolding services to the power industry. Cape said the deal marks its entry...

Dutch scaffolders complete giant scaffolding staircase in Rotterdam city centre

Scaffolding Staircase

Dutch firm erects an impressive scaffolding staircase in Rotterdam city centre. Amsterdam based scaffolding firm Dutch Steigers have completed a huge Layher system staircase in the heart of Rotterdam city centre. The staircase forms one part of several new exciting projects within the city by contemporary architects MVRDV. MVRDV co-founder Winy Maas believes the project is the first step in creating a new network...

First Ever CISRS Scaffolding Training Commences in Nepal

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Safety & Access have announced the commencement this week of the very first CISRS scaffolding training ever to take place in Nepal. Nepalese scaffolders are renowned throughout the world for their hard work and commitment to learning. This week the first group of trainees attended our centre in the heart of Kathmandu to commence CISRS training and learn new skills...

Cape wins 5 year contract in UAE

Cape wins 5 year contract in UAE

Cape UAE wins maintenance contract in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with Doosan Babcock at GASCO Habshan Bab Complex. Cape UAE has announced that they have secured 5 years long term contract for carrying out shutdown maintenance programme with Doosan Babcock at GASCO Habshan Bab Complex, providing integrated Access, Insulation, Coatings and Refractory services. Doosan Babcock are a specialist in the...


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