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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...

Video: Overloaded scaffold truck tips up in China


An overloaded scaffolding wagon loses balance and tips backwards in a video from China. According to the telegraph website the footage was captured in Chongqing in February. The footage shows the driver of the truck, which is loaded with scaffolding materials, stuck in his cab three metres up the air. No injures were reported.

NASC Launches new promotional film


The NASC has launched a promotional film that aims to broaden the safe scaffolding message of the UK’s leading access and scaffolding trade body and to encourage small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to become members of the confederation. The three-minute film features interviews with three different sized NASC member companies, at three separate locations and access and scaffolding jobs...

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...

Video of Temporary Footbridge Installation Proves A Hit For UKSSH & SYS


SYS Scaffolding and UK System Scaffold Hire provide and install a 30-metre-long temporary footbridge over the River Witham in Lincoln. This was the first time that Doncaster based SYS Scaffolding and their on-site scaffold team had used the HAKI bridge system. The two-phase project involved building the bridge alongside the river (out of possession time) – a first phase which took less...

Cinema Collapse Brings Down Scaffolding On Tyneside

Building collapse onto scaffolding in Newcastle

The famous Odeon cinema in Newcastle Upon Tyne's city centre is lying in ruins today following a collapse of the building late last night. A bus stop next to the building under demolition since January, was completely crushed. Amazingly, no-one was hurt in the incident that happened at around 11 pm on Monday, though around 10 people were waiting...

Video: Scaffolding works on the Silver Jubilee Bridge Runcorn


The Grade 2 listed Silver Jubilee Bridge in Runcorn is currently undergoing a major £3M restoration project. Originally opened in 1959 and then initially known simply as the Runcorn Bridge or Runcorn–Widnes Bridge. At the time of construction, the bridge had the third longest steel arch span in the world. It had the longest vehicular span in the country, but this...

Video: Severe Gibraltar storm wrecks huge scaffolding in seconds

Gibraltar Stom

Gale force winds have battered Gibraltar yesterday causing damage across the British Overseas Territory. Wind gusts reached 107 kilometers an hour according to reports, blowing roofs off buildings, uprooting trees and diverting flights. The winds have also caused a major scaffold collapse on a residential development in the Bayside area of Gibraltar. At around 02:30 scaffolding surrounding The Ocean Spa Plaza  development...

CISRS Launch Slick Promotional Video


CISRS has launched a bold new promotional film aimed at attracting people into a rewarding career in scaffolding through the CISRS training scheme. The short, fast-paced, two-minute viral video was shot at approved CISRS training providers, Simian Risk Management in Warrington. It covers the basics of the industry recognised CISRS training scheme, specifically through the stories of three (Part 1,...

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...


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