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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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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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A Guide to Scaffold Tower Safety

A scaffold tower is a very useful piece of equipment on construction sites. When the need to work at a height for a long period of time arises, these towers provide an effective way of doing so. In the right hands, they are relatively easy to assemble, can be moved from one position to another…

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New Funding available for Scaffolding Training

Safety & Access have now become Approved Training Organisation (ATO) with CITB. This will make it easier to receive grants on your CITB courses, approved short duration courses and NVQs! CITB Grant has now increased to £600 per NVQ from 1st April 2018! The new CITB Grants Scheme was launched on 1 April 2018. To…

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