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  • Scaffolding incidents have increased, says NASC

    The National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) has published its annual safety report showing an increase of 27% in accidents and injuries among its members while on the job in 2018. Members of the NASC recorded 113 accidents and injuries on site during 2018 – equating to one incident for every...

  • Scaffolding on Big Ben inspires new sauce label

    It’s time to forget Brexit as we celebrate the 160th anniversary of ‘Big Ben’s Great Clock’ at The Houses of Parliament. But thanks to our journalistic ‘sauces’, ScaffMag can also reveal another Great British institution is being celebrated across the land. HP sauce named after The Houses of Parliament is giving...

  • Scaffolding Finalists Revealed for NASC 2018 Awards

    The National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) has announced the finalists for the forthcoming NASC 2018 Awards The sellout event which showcases the very best scaffolding projects, processes, products and personnel, is to be held in Edinburgh at the Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa on Friday 23 November. The NASC has said that...

  • Courts get tougher on safe working at height

    Three separate courts around the country have this week handed down heavy fines to contractors failing to keep employees safe during roof repair work. Cardiff magistrates ordered Essex-based company to pay more than £65,000 in fines and costs after two workers were spotted on a warehouse roof without adequate safety measures...

  • Apprentice scaffolder's 4m fall "could easily have been fatal"

    A 16 year old apprentice joiner fell approximately 4m from a scaffold platform, Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard. On 6 September 2016, the apprentice who was working for a Scaffolding firm, was standing on a loading bay, passing roof tiles to a colleague who was working on the scaffold platform. He caught his...

  • Malvern set to start work on Birmingham’s tallest residential tower

    Malvern Scaffolding has been awarded the prestigious scaffolding package on the Left Bank Tower 2 project in Birmingham. Good news for Birmingham Positioned on one of Birmingham city centre’s busiest street the tower will become the city’s tallest residential building. Once complete the Left Bank project will provide 206 one, two and...

  • Scaffolding Spurs New Stadium

    GKR Scaffolding has been designing access solutions for this high profile project since April 2016 - from the demolition of the old stadium, right through to rebuilding the new. Solving Complex problems by design The stadium was still in use during phase one of the work, but the original staircases were being...

  • Working at Height Regulations: Ten Frequently Asked Questions

    At Leach's we are often asked about Working at Height Regulations and what are the implications and considerations for safety managers, safety executives and business owners (many of whom are scaffolders)? This post asks important questions and the responses will equip you with the knowledge you need to confidently stay...

  • How Much Weight Can Your Safety Harness Support?

    The safety harness you wear forms a crucial part of your safe system of work whilst working at height. A safety harness has one primary function and that is that it creates an anchorage point to the body as earrings and belt loops are not strong enough! In this article, we will...

  • Scaffold Anchor Testing

    The correct selection, installation and testing of Scaffold Anchor Ties is critical to the overall safety and stability of scaffold structures of all types.   In this article, we will cover the process of correctly testing scaffold anchors for strength and stability for for the normal use of scaffold structures. In all...

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