Issue 12 features the very latest news, views and insight from the scaffolding industry.
Welcome to this edition of ScaffMag. Since our last issue in December our sector and the wider construction industry has shown it still continues to hold steady, adapt, overcome and bounce back stronger. This without doubt wouldn’t have been possible without the likes of The Site Operating Procedures issued by the Construction Leadership Council. This brilliant document allowed construction and its workers to continue safely throughout the Covid lockdowns and restrictions. Now thanks to the ongoing and remarkable UK vaccination programme deployed across the nation and with the governments recent roadmap out of lockdown announcement we can now finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.
For the majority of businesses 2020 was, putting it mildly ‘incredibly stressful’ but what will 2021 bring us? On page 16, Des Moore asks this very question. He believes businesses need to be creative and collaborative to survive the challenges of this year. Meanwhile on page 20, business owner and entrepreneur Greg Wilkes discusses ways scaffolding contractors can not only survive in 2021 but also grow.
In other news, as the use of technology has kept us together throughout the pandemic it has also streamlined one of the most important guidance documents in the world of scaffolding. TG20:21 which is set to launch in the spring has gone through a major revamp and picks up where the successful TG20:13 left off. On page 41, we take a look at the changes and what it means for the industry.
Happy reading and stay safe!
Daniel Norton – Editor