Technical

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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Health and safety

Protecting lives and structures with engineered systems

Andrew Pass from MSA Safety – a global designer, manufacturer and distributor of safety products – talks about engineered systems and the integral role they play in keeping those that work at height safe. Fall protection solutions are generally split

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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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