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Video: Scaffolding Training in 1969


A video has emerged showing how scaffolders were being trained in 1969. British pathe has published a very interesting snapshot video of scaffolders being trained at the old CITB scaffold training center in Mitchem, London. Well before harnesses and the conception of SG4 & TG20, the video profoundly highlights how far our great industry has progressed to become a world...

Shocking Video: Man Pulls Scaffolding Over onto Busy Street


A video has emerged online showing a man purposely pulling a fully erected scaffold over onto a busy street and parked cars. The five minute sickening video originally posted on Facebook shows an unidentified man calmly dismantling the bottom lift of a scaffold, which had been erected on the front of a house somewhere in the UK. The video continues on...

VIDEO: HSE prosecutes Scaffolder caught on film.


A scaffolder has been prosecuted after he repeatedly allowed unsafe work at height to be carried out on a busy London street. Greg Pearson, from Enfield, trading as ‘Pearsons Scaffolding’, was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a member of the public raised concerns about scaffolding work being carried out on Tavistock Street in central London. She was...

Video: Scaffolders life in the 1950s and 1960s


Well before the Health and Safety at Work Act this excellent historical video depicts the life of London construction in the early 1960's. Interestingly the two minute clip gives us a great insight into the life of the scaffolder back in the day. When Band and Plate was king with heavy gauge 3" tubes and 1/2" spanners was the norm,...

35-storey scaffolding demolished by mother nature


This unbelievable video captured by a bystander, shows the actual moment strong winds brought down a huge 35-storey scaffolding structure. The video captured earlier this month shows tubes and boards falling away from the building as winds of 72kmp were reported across Tehran, the capital of Iran. The footage looks to show the entire scaffolding start to move in an upward motion before collapsing...

Video: Wind brings down scaffolding in the USA


Shocking video emerges of a scaffold collapse in downtown Portland, Oregon, USA. Wind was a factor in bringing the structure down but possibly the deciding factor could be missing or failing ties. Thankfully no injuries have been reported.

Dramatic video captures collapse of scaffolding from highrise building


Onlookers capture shocking footage of scaffolding collapsing from a nine story building in Japan during high winds. Video has emerged online of the moment when high winds peeled away scaffolding and metal panels from a nine-story building that was due for demolition in Tama, western Tokyo, Japan. The incident happened on Sunday (17 April) thankfully there has been no reports of...

U.S. Scaffold collapse caught on video

Scaffold Collapse

Workers had to run for their lives as strong winds cause a scaffold collapse in Rockford, Illinois USA. The terrifying video below caught by onlooker Nicholas Layng shows the tremendous force of mother nature. Workers from the construction site have said four people were on the scaffolding when they noticed it began to detach from the side of the building. All four were able...

VIDEO: Shocking CCTV footage of a falling scaffold tube seriously injuring two female pedestrians


A man has been in police custody after a falling scaffold tube seriously injures two women on a busy London city street. On Tuesday 20th January 2015 a scaffolding contractor was in the process of dismantling a large scaffold in the heart of london’s financial district, when a scaffold tube became dislodged it plummeted towards the city street below striking...

Video: Salisbury Cathedral Scaffolding 1950


Great little video showing the old school scaffolding and the nail biting views from 400+ feet from the top of Salisbury Cathedral in the 1950's. Amazingly the video also shows us the old original winch and the original oak scaffold boards used to build the cathedral in the 13th century. According to Wikipedia - The cathedral has the tallest church spire...


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