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A scaffolding company has been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker fell approximately four metres while working on a fragile...

A 28-year­-old scaffolder has been sentenced after working at height without suitable and sufficient safety measures in place. Greater Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how, on...

In a new partnership with the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA), Scaffolding Association members can now get a 10 per cent discount when joining...

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...