Scaffolding Association announces 100th Audited Member

The UK’s largest trade association for access and scaffolding companies has announced its 100th Audited Member. The Scaffolding Association, which recently reached an overall membership figure of 500 companies, continues to grow as more and more ambitious businesses join. Audited Membership is the highest level available, developed in line with …

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CSCS improve Academically Qualified Person applications

Many who work in construction will be familiar with the CSCS Academically Qualified Person (AQP) card. It’s the card for those who have completed certain construction related degrees, HNDs, HNCs, CIOB Certificates and NEBOSH diplomas. A recent review of the AQP card identified the need to simplify the application process.

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HSE release free ‘Managing Risk’ webinar

The Health and Safety Executive hosted a free webinar ‘Managing Risk: From Assessment to Control. Bringing your Risk Assessment to Life’ in May and has now made the recording available to anyone. Topics included; Principles of Risk Management A common sense approach to risk management An HM Inspectors experience How

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NFB ask; Will councils now meet their social housing challenge?

The Government has announced its First Homes programme, which will see homes delivered at a 30% discount against market value and the first sale value must be no higher than £250,000 (or £420,000 in Greater London). Richard Beresford, chief executive of the National Federation of Builders (NFB), said: “Most people

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Acas publishes new strategy for next 4 years

Workplace expert, Acas, has published its new strategy today that outlines ambitions to make working life better for everyone in the years ahead. Acas Chief Executive, Susan Clews, said: “The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has impacted workplaces across the UK. During this immensely challenging period, our staff did a great job

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No cause for alarm says Builders’ Conference

There was slight dip in the level of construction contract awards in the month of April 2021 verified research by Scaffolding Association partners, Builders’ Conference, showed. However, in this article CEO Neil Edwards explains why he remains confident and believes the sector still has much to look forward to in the year ahead. It is

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Is the client not paying you?

Barrister, Professor Rudi Klein, gives advice on the process and time-scales for suspending your operations should you encounter payment problems while still working on a live project. It is now over 25 years ago that I was involved in putting together legislation – the Construction Act – to improve payment practices. You may find it

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No cause for alarm says Builders’ Conference

There was slight dip in the level of construction contract awards in the month of April 2021 verified research by Scaffolding Association partners, Builders’ Conference, showed. However, in this article CEO Neil Edwards explains why he remains confident and believes the sector still has much to look forward to in the year ahead. It is

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Is the client not paying you?

Barrister, Professor Rudi Klein, gives advice on the process and time-scales for suspending your operations should you encounter payment problems while still working on a live project. It is now over 25 years ago that I was involved in putting together legislation – the Construction Act – to improve payment practices. You may find it

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Learn from 2020 and prosper in 2021 and beyond

In this Opinion piece, Lawrence Pearce, a Specialist Construction Law Associate at Holmes & Hills Solicitors, a partner of the Scaffolding Association, discusses the lessons of the last 12 months and looks forward to a successful future… Like all of you, we are hoping that the words “pandemic” and “Covid” are put back in a

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