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Major fair payment and mental health initiative launches

A major new payment and mental health survey has been launched by 27 bodies in the UK construction industry, to understand how poor payment practices are impacting mental health and business wellbeing. The survey is being run by leading engineering

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News

New Alto Scaffmate Duo

Scaffolders complying with SG4:15 often find it necessary to carry two steps to achieve 0.5m and 1.0m step ups. The new Alto Scaffmate Duo allows scaffolders to replace two items of equipment with one dual height step up.  Neatly folding in

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JMAC Safety Systems launch the Mac Universal Brickguard

Teesside based JMAC Safety Systems have launched their latest product – The Mac Universal Brickguard. The latest addition to their suite of scaffolding safety products has been created by scaffolders, for scaffolders. Designed as a result of frustrations encountered on

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Opinion / Comment

Using data to keep workers safe

With slips, trips and falls still the number one cause of accidents and injuries on scaffolds, it is imperative that both scaffolders and contractors understand the most common reasons that scaffolds fail the weekly inspection. Ian Chambers, sales and marketing

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Opinion / Comment

Change is good

It is difficult to slow down progress and avoid change. Those who avoid change and innovation will ultimately see it take place elsewhere, and so future opportunities could either be missed or lost for ever. The sector’s capacity to respond

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Health and safety

Guidance: scaffolding in saltwater environments

Scaffolding structures exposed to saltwater can lead to unexpected consequences when ‘galvanic corrosion’ raises its head. John Beck and Kevan Herbert from Apollo Scaffold Services haves dealt with these issues for more than 20 years. Galvanic corrosion is an electrochemical

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