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Commercial & Legal

Labour Peer Introduces New Payment Bill To Protect SMEs

In the wake of the lack of effective measures to deal with payment abuse following the Carillion collapse two years ago, Labour peer Lord Mendelsohn will introduce today [Tuesday 21 January 2020] a new payment Bill. Lord Mendelsohn has taken

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Commercial & Legal

2020 Legal Events for Scaffolding Contractors

Following the success of the 2019 Contract Law Seminars, Birketts LLP and the Scaffolding Association will be continuing with their series of legal events throughout 2020. Talking about the partnership Stacey Underhill, Head of External Affairs at the Scaffolding Association,

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HAKI Span Access Solutions
Products

HAKI acquires access specialist Span Access Solutions Ltd

System scaffolding supplier, HAKI, has today announced the acquisition of Span Access Solutions Ltd. The exciting development follows years of partnership between the two companies; each benefiting from collaborative working and integration of product lines. The strategic move is aligned

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News

HAKI introduces Cladding System at London Build 2019

System scaffolding and access solution provider, HAKI, will be introducing its Cladding System to the wider industry during the London Build Expo, at Olympia London on the 27 and 28 November 2019. The Cladding System will be on display to

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Opinion / Comment

Uncertain times weigh heavily on our sector

Well here we are again and like you, I had hoped we wouldn’t need to address the issues of BREXIT again having been promised faithfully, we would be leaving on 31st October. Definitely. But after a further delay – at

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Opinion / Comment

Feasting Upon False Dawns

In a month in which all political, economic and seasonal indicators pointed towards a downturn, the UK construction industry chose to self-identify as upward and upbeat.   Builders’ Conference CEO Neil Edwards looks on disbelievingly. In March this year, the

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Health and safety

Working at height – risk prevention

In a series of articles for AccessPoint, SMAS Worksafe will look at the risks and preventative measures for those working at height and the equipment and procedures which can be implemented to mitigate the risks, or reduce them to as

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Technical

Test certificates: what do they really mean?

Commercial pressures are a temptation to purchase look-a-likes or clones that just don’t perform as you would expect. Product test certification was introduced to give buyers confidence that the products they are buying had passed performance tests and meet the

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Health and safety

Foundation systems for scaffolding

Scaffold contractors, designers and temporary works managers should pay careful consideration to the foundations of scaffold systems – how many do? Paul Thompson reports. “From little acorns do mighty oaks grow” goes the old English proverb. It implies that, despite

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