Features

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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Products

New security gate system from UKSSH

UK System Scaffold Hire (UKSSH) has launched a new security gate system designed to control access to HAKI site stair towers and HAKI Public Access Staircases. UKSSH say the security gate system is quick, easy and safe to install on

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Featured

HAKI shortens temporary works programme at Waterloo Station

HAKI and CCS Scaffolding were engaged by Wessex Capacity Alliance – a collaboration between Skanska UK, Mott MacDonald, AECOM, Colas Rail – to provide safe, temporary access solutions at Waterloo Station, while around £400m worth of improvements are made. As

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Commercial

Ensuring consistency in contract documentation

Barrister Rudi Klein considers a recent court judgment on inconsistencies in the contract paperwork. The problem It is often the case that contract documentation is put together in haphazard fashion. Documents are thrown together without any care or thought as

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Products

HAKI grows training portfolio

HAKI is now delivering the one-day CISRS Operative Training Scheme (COTS) to customers from its CITB-accredited training centre in Milton Keynes. The COTS course, accredited by CISRS, enables people who are new to scaffolding to learn the basics of the

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Products

SMART Inspector release to save hours

SMART Scaffolder’s latest release for its SMART Inspector solution is expected to save contractors even more time on large sites, whether housing developments or industrial contracts, as all the scaffolds to be built or inspected can now be instantly loaded

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Technical

Scaffolding from the ground up

Ground conditions might not be the first concern for scaffold contractors, designers and temporary works managers – but they should be up there on the list. Paul Thompson reports. Scaffolding from the ground up Ground conditions can play a fundamental

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Transport

Non-compliant vehicle operators and the ‘Public Inquiry’

In the previous issue of AccessPoint, we discussed the common mistakes scaffolders make with load securing and the resulting roadside inspection conducted by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency. In this article, Hedy Aghdam from transport management consultancy GVL Management

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Features

Do you sheet or do you shrink wrap?

More and more scaffolding structures are being fully enclosed with a wrap of some kind, whether that’s to provide full containment, weather protection or an advertising platform. Jenny Gibson looks into when and why sheeting or shrink wrap come out

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