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There’s no doubt about it: increasing diversity in the construction industry in general and the scaffolding trade in particular, makes a positive difference, explains Des Moore, TRAD Group CEO and NASC President (2017-19)   In fact, it significantly improves commercial performance,...
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A specialist glasshouse contractor has been fined more than £330,000 after a scaffolder came into contact with an 11kV overhead power line.

Scaffolder hits overhead power line

A specialist glasshouse contractor has been fined more than £330,000 after a scaffolder came into contact with an 11kV overhead power line. Beverley Magistrates’ Court heard that on 3 December 2018, a subcontractor scaffolding worker...
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A construction company has been fined $900,000 after a scaffolding collapse in Sydney, Australia killing 18-year-old Christopher Cassaniti.

Company hit with massive fine after scaffolding death tragedy

A construction company has been fined $900,000 after a scaffolding collapse in Sydney, Australia killing 18-year-old Christopher Cassaniti. The apprentice was killed when the 120ft high scaffolding structure he was standing on collapsed at Macquarie...
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Australia calls for improved scaffolding safety standards

An NSW government Minister has called on the industry to improve safety standards in the country or risk heavy fines after a number of deaths and serious injuries have occurred. A scaffolding safety blitz is...
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George Roberts at Betley Court Manor

Betley Court Manor House was a residential home, where 20 people lived. As the house was completely unsafe after a fire broke out, the project needed to be restored quickly and safely. To restore the...

Infiniti Group completes £1.5m Esplanade Hotel refurb contract

Scarborough-based Infiniti Group has completed an extensive £1.5m interior, exterior and roof refurbishment of the coastal resort's Grade II listed Esplanade Hotel for the Daish Hotel Group. Infiniti Group's work on the Victorian hotel, which...
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HSE publish annual workplace death figures 2020/21

Provisional data released by the HSE show that a total of 142 workers were killed at work in Great Britain in 2020/21, an increase of 29 from the previous year, though the number of...

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John Brocklehurst, Global Sales Director of Avontus Software

Avontus Appoints New Global Sales Director

John Brocklehurst brings his extensive experience in scaffolding business and practices to spearhead Avontus's global sales efforts. Scaffolding software firm Avontus that's headquartered in the USA, has appointed John Brocklehurst as the company’s new Global...
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Simon Boyes

Are you in love with your customers?

There is a common misconception that if a scaffolding company specializes in one market, it is going to limit their ability to grow and...
JMAC GROUP

Scaffolding group announces big recruitment drive after £2M contract win

The JMAC Group are set to create 40 full-time jobs in the North East following over £2m in contract wins and exports to Europe. The...
Scaffolding in the Australian market

What is going up, down under?

Since the beginning of time, scaffolding has been used around the world to provide safe access for multiple uses.  We venture ‘down under’ to...
Layher Factory Germany

75 Years of Layher

This year marks the 75th anniversary of one of the world's finest company exponents of scaffolding. Given all of their incredible achievements, ScaffMag takes...

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John Brocklehurst, Global Sales Director of Avontus Software

Avontus Appoints New Global Sales Director

John Brocklehurst brings his extensive experience in scaffolding business and practices to spearhead Avontus's global sales efforts. Scaffolding software firm Avontus that's headquartered in the USA, has appointed John Brocklehurst as the company’s new Global...
TG20:21 eGuide

TG20:21 Users Download Over 10,000 Compliance Sheets

The National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) has revealed that more than 10,000 TG20:21 compliance sheets have been produced since the new software went live seven weeks ago. The UK scaffolding trade body shared the...

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Makita launches latest promotion offering a free XGT radio

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Makita UK has announced a new redemption scheme for end-users to claim a free XGT ‘Bluetooth Jobsite Radio’ with the purchase of qualifying XGT...

Swedish anti-vibration glove wins UK best in test

Swedish Anti-vibration glove wins UK best in test
A range of 24 vibration protection gloves were put through their paces recently in a British-wide safety survey that pitted some of the most...
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