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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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CISRS Partners with Safety & Access Ltd to Offer Subsidised CPD Courses

The Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS) is marking the first anniversary of the introduction of CPD courses for scaffolders by running a number of subsidised courses across the UK. Safety & Access Ltd are delighted to have been chosen to deliver the CPD course at Nottingham and Immingham training centres.  we have programmed the…

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First CISRS CPD Scaffolding Courses Delivered Internationally

Safety & Access in conjunction with their partners Special Technical Services (STS) in Oman have successfully delivered the first ever overseas scaffolding CPD courses.   The CISRS Overseas Scheme (OSTS) has developed the two day course to mirror the UK requirements and the first courses were delivered this week by Safety & Access Senior Instructor…

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Company fined for missing handrails after contractor fell from scaffold

A Company pleaded guilty and has been fined after a worker fell from scaffolding. On 4 October 2016, a contractor fell from the third lift of a scaffold whilst undertaking work on the front of low rise block of flats located in the borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. Injuries to the contractor were so severe…

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Successful transition from ISO9001:2008 to BS EN ISO9001:2015.

Safety & Access are delighted to announce their successful transition from ISO9001:2008 to the latest standard BS EN ISO9001:2015. A thorough audit on all systems and procedure has taken place this week and our independent auditors NQA have given the business a clean bill of health with a few valuable suggestions to take the process…

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