Anti-Coronavirus social distancing tech becomes more accessible for SMEs

Social distancing in the workplace to meet Coronavirus guidelines has become easier than ever before for small to medium-sized businesses with the news that Reactec is to make its SAFE-DISTANCE system available to all employers at the same price – regardless of the number of systems purchased. SAFE-DISTANCE is a fully integrated system that includes … Read more

Exoskeleton solutions come to the construction industry

The Hilti Group has entered into a technology partnership with Ottobock to develop exoskeletal systems that offer enhanced health protection and improved productivity for construction industry employees. The construction technology group Hilti and the medical technology company Ottobock are combining their know-how in the fields of safety, health protection and biomechanics to expand their portfolio … Read more

The steps we should take when ‘working at height’ on a ladder

Everyone, at some point, will use a product to access a task at height. Whether it is in a domestic setting (a kitchen step or a loft ladder) or a commercial one, choosing the right product and using it safely is a task that people may undertake without considering any consequence. Andy Ferris, Commercial Director … Read more

Chichester RFC and NJS achieve ‘covid-safe’ one-way route with HAKI public access stair (PAS)

For Chichester Rugby Football Club (CRFC), like many other UK community sports clubs, the COVID-19 coronavirus lockdown imposed on the nation in March 2020 meant closing doors that had long been open, bringing their sport and use of their clubhouse to an abrupt halt. And, when the UK Government finally announced that businesses and venues … Read more

G-DECK delivers profit opportunity to scaffolding firms with the launch of G-DECK Dual

G-DECK, the company behind the strongest construction load deck on the market, has launched G-DECK Dual; a hybrid system that enables scaffolding companies to offer decking to customers at a much lower cost. Designed to combine the robust metal G-DECK decks with birdcage tube using G-DECK’s patented brackets, G-DECK Dual provides a more cost-effective investment … Read more

Have a look at Hydrajaws Improved Digital Bluetooth System

Hydrajaws’ new and improved version of their Digital Bluetooth System, like the previous version, connects by Bluetooth to a gauge and records pull-test results digitally and stores them in a report complete with result graphs. The system now goes a step further by including an online customer cloud-based dashboard that can collect these results from … Read more

LFI TuFF steel ladder: designed with scaffolding in mind

As the changes to EN131 (the standard that governs the design, strength and testing of ladders in the UK and Europe) have taken a hold there has been a greater need to offer clarity on ladder durability and user expectations. Fourth generation family business LFI, based in Gloucestershire, have recently re-branded and segmented their product … Read more

Reactec creates social distancing solution for workers

Edinburgh-based Reactec has re-purposed its proven system for monitoring workers’ exposure to health risk to create “Safedistance”, which enables employers to manage the social distancing of their workforce within construction. Safedistance is based on an industrial grade wrist-worn device and it: Alerts workers if they have strayed to within two metres of a colleague Informs … Read more

‘Scaffshirt’ helps scaffolders shoulder the load

Gaaard Protection Ltd, based in Bradford, West Yorkshire has designed and developed the Scaffshirt range of workwear – offering extra protection for scaffolders carrying loads on their shoulders while meeting the stringent Health and Safety criteria set for manual handling. Scaffshirt is a versatile, high quality hi-vis protective workwear shirt incorporating an extremely durable, long … Read more

Float your scaffolding

Here at AccessPoint we’re always on the look-out for new, innovative and exciting scaffold-related products and applications that will be of interest to our readers. Here’s a development that really intrigued us… An award-winning Cornish-based start-up has developed and patented a new product called ScaffFloat – a set of tough plastic floats that have been … Read more