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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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CITB launches training assessor drive

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is funding a £600,000 programme to help hundreds of people to become qualified on-site training assessors.   The assessor infrastructure project is designed to increase the number of on-site training assessors available across Great Britain. This in turn will increase the number of construction workers holding nationally recognised qualifications,…

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Scaffolding Apprenticeship Sign Up

We have Fantastic news for you, Safety & Access have secured another contract to be able to deliver the 11 week CISRS Scaffolding Apprenticeship programme at our Nottingham Centre starting in May 2017. Don’t miss out on the great opportunity before the changes come into force from the end of April 2017.  An employers contributions of…

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Toolbox Talk – Joints in Standards and Ledgers

Joints in Standards and Ledgers  A joint is required wherever a standard, ledger or guardrail is too long to be formed from a single tube Joints should be made with sleeve couplers. Expanding joint pins may be used in standards only but are not preferred and should not be used where tension could occur unless…

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A Wigan scaffolder has been sentenced after scaffolding collapsed at a retail site

North Staffordshire Justice Centre heard how Mr. ***** a scaffolder had been subcontracted to erect a scaffold, with debris netting attached along its full length, for roofing work on a Co-Op retail store. Mr. ***** erected the scaffold with two of his employees, on 19 November 2015 but did not design the scaffold correctly or…

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A former scaffolder may have died through exposure to asbestos on his father’s clothing, an inquest heard.

According to local media, Alan Cooper, aged 52, died at Royal Bolton Hospital on September 28 last year from malignant mesothelioma, which is a rare type of cancer that most people get after being exposed to asbestos particles. Bolton Coroner’s Court heard that Mr Cooper thought that he had been exposed to small amounts of…

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We Are Delighted To Announce The Opening Of Our New Wakefield Office In West Yorkshire

Due to continued growth in 2016, we are proud to announce the opening of our new Strategic Business Development & NVQ Assessment office. With our site team and the convenience of a dedicated facility, the move enables us to respond to the growing demands of our customers whilst pursuing new prospects in line with our…

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CISRS 1 Day COTS Labourer/Trainee Scaffolder

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