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Scaffold Inspections

Scaffold Inspections The scaffolding contractor should ensure that, at the time of handing over to the client, the scaffolding is suitable to perform the duty to which it was intended and complies with all regulations and local authority requirements. This will be achieved by carrying out an initial inspection. In accordance with regulations 12 of…

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Scaffolding firm admits health and safety breaches

A scaffolding company and its director have been sentenced after a worker lost his hands and feet in a horrific site accident. Swindon Magistrates’ Court heard how the scaffolder was erecting scaffolding on 19 December 2016 when the structure came into contact with 33KV overhead power lines. The father of five received an electric shock…

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CISRS International Training Continues

CISRS international training continues to spread and strengthen.   Safety and Access are delighted to announce that following the stringent CISRS audits this week both of the partnership ventures for international CISRS training in Korea have successfully passed their renewal audits.  Safety and Access have been offering scaffolding related in Korea for around 5 years and…

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Scaffold Apprenticeship comes to the Humber Region

We have been delivering the CISRS scaffolding apprenticeship at our Nottingham centre for over seven years now and are excited to be able to offer this framework to the Humber region at our purpose built training facility at CATCH near Stallingborough.   If you are an employer, you have probably considered the pros and cons of…

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NEW Scaffolding Estimators Course

Due to the high demand of enquiries from the scaffolding industry we have been receiving over the past few months,  Safety & Access have worked together with Paul Crabtree and designed  a new  3 day Scaffolding estimators course. We are delighted to tell you that our first course will be delivered at our Nottingham Centre Date: 14-16…

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Competitive Rates for CISRS Training & Accommodation – Safety & Access Ltd

Are you having difficulty in finding available CISRS Scaffolding Courses?   Look no further…… Safety and Access are able to offer CISRS Part 1, CISRS Part 2 and Advanced Scaffolder Courses at our Catch Training Centre in Immingham. This includes local accommodation and all arrangements are made by us for your candidate. We have sourced excellent…

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Trainee CISRS Scaffolding Instructor Wanted

You must be A CISRS Advanced Scaffolder Within commuting distance (40 miles) of Nottingham A good communicator, preferably with some supervisory or management experience. Willing to travel occasionally within the UK and internationally (if need be) to deliver training Willing to undertake training to reach the required level of competence to deliver scaffolding skills training…

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Life after an Accident

  Paul Blanchard works as a motivational and behavioural safety speaker. Having been in a major accident falling from height several years ago while fixing a roof at a farm, Paul speaks on the emotional perspective of why Health and Safety is not just about ticking boxes. Paul’s story is really about the realisation that…

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The Importance of Ties

The purpose of ties is to restrain the scaffolding standards in a vertical position so they can carry the weight of the structure, the boards, personnel and materials without buckling. During its operational lifetime, a scaffold may be subjected to high winds that will attempt to push it towards the building, pull it away or…

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Use of Gin Wheels

When using and installing gin wheels they must: • Have been inspected within the last 6 months and have clear identification • They are in good condition and run freely with no visible signs of corrosion • The edge of wheel is free from any sharp edge that could damage the rope • The tube…

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