Safety & Access

Scaffolding Career Options & Our Suggested Courses

October 26th, 2018

Scaffolding Career Options & Our Suggested Courses

Choosing to work in the construction industry presents many choices that you will have to make. Firstly, you will have to decide which area of construction is most likely to be the best fit for you. From brickmasons to carpenters, pipelayers to electricians, there’s a wealth of opportunity available in this particular field, and each…

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Why Safety Is Paramount When Working With Scaffolding

September 28th, 2018

Why Safety Is Paramount When Working With Scaffolding

Working at a height through the use of scaffolding can certainly present a number of risks, both to workers on the scaffolding and team members on the ground. However, by making sure the correct safety measures are not only in place, but are also followed, the chances of these dangers from becoming a reality are…

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Job opportunity at Safety & Access

September 19th, 2018

Job opportunity at Safety & Access

Job Title; Finance Administrator Location: Bulwell, Nottingham, NG6 8WA Safety & Access are seeking a professional person to assist with commercial duties within the company and to assist with coordinating invoicing etc. We are a Nottingham based training provider and consultancy service and specialist in work at height, scaffolding and health and safety. Responsibilities •…

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How to find your CISRS registration number

August 31st, 2018

How to find your CISRS registration number

If you’re an employee in the UK construction industry and have taken part in the necessary training to equip you with a Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS) card, it’s vital to make sure that you always have your card to hand and that it is valid and in date. Without a physical CISRS card,…

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Successful CISRS Audit at CATCH Immingham

August 20th, 2018

Successful CISRS Audit at CATCH Immingham

Congratulations to all following our successful CISRS Audit at our scaffolding training facility in Immingham recently. The centre close to Immingham provides all levels of CISRS training including a range of system scaffolding as well as all levels of tube and fitting and inspection courses. For more details on training taking place at CATCH please…

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The New CITB ATO Accreditation and New Grant Scheme

August 7th, 2018

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has been supporting businesses within the sector since as far back as 1964. Over the years, they have developed their offering to not only provide quality, industry-recognised training, but they have also worked towards improving communities, growing businesses and inspiring future generations of workers, too. The CITB is well-known…

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Do Scaffolders Need a CSCS Card?

July 6th, 2018

Do Scaffolders Need a CSCS Card?

Working as a scaffolder certainly comes with its risks. That’s why there are a number of training programmes and qualifications available, to make sure you and other members of your team are fully competent and able to carry out the job safely. The Construction Skills Certificate Scheme (CSCS) provides training and qualifications for anyone and…

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Ladder Safety Toolbox Talk

June 25th, 2018

Ladder Safety Toolbox Talk

All ladders used for access must be long enough to extend sufficiently above working platform, unless other methods have been taken to ensure adequate hand hold. The recommendation is that a ladder should extend at least 1.0m above lift. All ladders should be set where reasonably practicable, at between 65% to 75% or 1 in…

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Companies Fined 65K After Subbie Falls Through Scaffolding

June 25th, 2018

Companies Fined 65K After Subbie Falls Through Scaffolding

A contractor and scaffolding firm must together pay out almost £65,000 after their safety failings led to a worker plunging five metres from a roof. Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard how in December 2015 a subcontractor working for ****** Ltd, was installing solar panels to the roof of Firth Steels in Brighouse, West Yorkshire. The subcontractor…

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International Update

June 7th, 2018

Safety & Access are one of the UK’s leading scaffolding training providers and consultancy support businesses and are proud to announce further expansion internationally. CISRS Accreditation Renewals in Oman & Nepal We are delighted to announce that following recent stringent audits by CISRS that our partner centres in Oman and Nepal have passed with flying…

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