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ScaffMag Issue 7


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Welcome to another installment of our quarterly magazine, in this our seventh issue we have looked to base our main features on the offshore oil and gas sector of our industry. For many experienced scaffolders the idea of living and working in an offshore environment with the benefit of up to six months off every year, seems an attractive career option.

   However, how do you actually get to work offshore, and what training is required? David Adams, head of scaffolding at AIS Training gives us the low-down on what it takes. And, It would seem getting work offshore wouldn’t be a problem according to Oil and Gas Job Search, as a recent survey showed employment and salaries in this vibrant sector is looking very positive.

Also in this issue

Our cover image this quarter shows the magnificent and iconic Leeds Town Hall in all its scaffolding glory. We caught up with IBN Scaffold Access Ltd to find out the challenges the firm faced while erecting this impressive structure in our featured project report. We have also had some great contributions of content from industry leaders in this issue, Billy Jones Director of Millcroft shares his opinion on the scaffolding skills shortage and discusses the benefits of training in-house. While 48.3 Managing Director, Ben Beaumont introduces the future of scaffold design by integrating all aspects of temporary and permanent works design. But Is it a more time-effective, cost-effective and safe solution?

With two construction workers taking their own life every working day the mental health crisis is something we all need to raise awareness on. We find out about SIMIAN’s epic 24 hour 3 peaks challenge in aid of the mental health and suicide prevention charity CALM.

Plus much more.. 


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