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Working on very tall buildings demands a different mindset for access and scaffolding contractors. While all scaffolding work is carried out at height, working...

The risks associated with erecting and dismantling scaffolding are well known within the industry. But the one area where many organisations neglect to effectively...

Understanding your roles and responsibilities with regard to scaffold design according to CDM Regulations 2015 is essential for any scaffold contractor. Craig Varian, from...

Contractors who consider themselves specialists within the scaffolding industry may have some surprises in store if they find themselves being questioned by either the...

Figures obtained by Unite, via a Freedom of Information request, reveal that since 2010 there has been a 25 per cent reduction in the...

When managing your organisation’s health and safety, don’t forget about the issue that affects one in four people in the UK at some time...
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In this first AccessPoint Opinion & Comment column, John Steven Simons, of health, safety and scaffolding advisors JS Safety Associates, considers the topic of...
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Tony Seddon from FASET (Fall Arrest Safety Equipment Training) provides AccessPoint readers with some all-important details of safe working with access platform decking. FASET is...
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Increasingly to prove competence and protect scaffolding standards, contractors must undertake multiple pre-qualification processes depending on client preference, with PAS 91 being the specification...
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In February 2016, the UK  government strengthened  sentencing guidelines for health and safety breaches with the outcome being much stricter penalties. Nearly one year...