Altrad secures North Sea offshore gas platform contract

Altrad secures North Sea offshore gas platform contract

Altrad has announced the penning of a contract for the construction, hook-up and commissioning of the Tolmount gas platform in the Southern, North Sea. The company will be providing temporary access, engineering design, insulation, corrosion and fire protection, rigging and LOLER support to enable the hook-up and commissioning of the Tolmount offshore gas platform. Altrad has said the contract will commence...

HSE issues safety alert over dodgy face masks

Face mask

The Health and Safety Executive has issued a safety alert over dodgy Chinese face-masks which are flooding the UK market. The HSE has stated that these sub-standard face-masks should not be used as PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) in the workplace. Within the HSE's safety alert titled Use of facemasks designated KN95 it said: "A substantial number of face masks, claiming to...

Trade body signs ground-breaking partnership deal

Builders Conference

The Scaffolding Association and UK construction sales leads and market intelligence provider Builders’ Conference has penned a groundbreaking partnership. Under the terms of the agreement, every audited & assessed member company of the Scaffolding Association will be granted access to Builders’ Conference premium information as part of their subscription fee. This comprises approximately 11,000 UK construction projects and includes the...

TRAD Group To Create Six ‘Super Depots’

TRAD Group to open six super depots

The TRAD Group has announced that it will be restructuring TRAD Safety Systems and TRAD Hire & Sales to become TRAD UK. The move will create six super-depots in major conurbations across the UK – in London, Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham and Andover.  This new development will bring increased technical and sales expertise, as well as catering for increased levels...

Workers start to remove melted scaffolding on Notre-Dame


Work to remove the melted scaffolding from the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris is now underway. Scaffolding was already encasing much of the 850-year-old world-famous cathedral when a huge fire broke out in April last year. The roof and spire were destroyed in the inferno and the giant scaffolding that included over 50,000 scaffold tubes became a tangled melted mess. Now, this week...

New Design For The Humble Scaffold Fitting

New scaffold fitting

A revolutionary new scaffold fitting with potential safety and speed benefits has been developed. Not for more than 100 years has the right angle coupler, aka 'the double' had this much of a makeover. But on seeing the new design would its original inventor dubbed the 'Grandfather of Scaffolding' Daniel Palmer-Jones be turning in his grave? Developed by StrucTemp and LUMA-ID...

New MD at Lyndon SGB


Former Mace Operations Director joins Lyndon SGB as its new Managing Director. Stuart Robinson has joined Lyndon SGB as Managing Director with effect from 1st June. He takes over the role from Rob Lynch who is stepping down at the end of June after 20 years. Stuart joins the business after 15 years with construction firm Mace and before that Taylor...

Leach’s donates anti-virus air cleaner to St.Thomas’s NHS Hospital


Scaffolding safety suppliers Leach's are doing their bit to protect the NHS during the pandemic. Leach’s has donated the very latest, anti-virus air cleaner from manufacturer MAXVAC Switzerland to St. Thomas’ NHS Hospital, London. St. Thomas’ was chosen by the company after a survey asking which NHS hospital Leach’s customers would like to see receive a free MAXVAC MEDI 25 air...

Cough guard hard-hat


Safety supplier JSP has produced a hard-hat with a cough guard specifically for the construction industry, to help stop the spread of infections. The firm has developed the helmet-mounted cough guard to reduce the likelihood of any exhaled airborne droplets contacting the wearer’s face. It also stops the wearer from touching their eyes and face, which is how infections are often...

Scaffolding collapse thought to be sabotage

Scaffolding collapse in Kirkcaldy

A scaffolding structure has collapsed in suspicious circumstances in a town in Scotland. According to reports, the scaffolding collapse happened in the early hours of Wednesday morning. It fell onto buildings on the other side of a narrow road in Kirkcaldy. No one was injured in the collapse but the scaffolder who erected the job is convinced it was sabotaged to...


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