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Are you using the best hard hat on the market? Discover BIG BEN®

It’s our mission to ensure all on-site workers make it home safely at the end of the day. Imperative to achieving that goal is a quality hard hat. In this blog, we give our top tips to ensure you’re using the best on the market.

Leach’s donates anti-virus air cleaner to St. Thomas’ NHS Hospital

COMMENTS AND PHOTOGRAPHS RECEIVED FROM ST THOMAS’S NHS HOSPITAL: ‘In addition to the purifier, the messages of thanks were truly moving and very much appreciated by staff across the hospital. Please do pass on our thanks to your customers and colleagues.’...

The destination of the Maxvac Medi 25 has been chosen

We asked you which hospital you think we should send a Maxvac Medi 25 to and you voted for St Thomas' Hospital. We have been in contact with them and they are delighted to accept. If you would like to leave any messages for the NHS staff then fill in the below...

Help protect our dedicated NHS staff

We want to do our part to support our hardworking NHS staff in the battle against COVID-19. That’s why we want to donate this powerful new air purifier, the MAXVAC MEDI 25, which usually costs £4750, to an NHS hospital as we believe it will be of tremendous long lasting benefit...

Scaffolding incidents have increased, says NASC

Members of the NASC recorded 113 accidents and injuries on site during 2018 – equating to one incident for every 150 operatives. While in 2017 the figure was just 89 which was an all-time low. An increase in falls from height was also recorded in 2018, there were 22 falls, up from 14 in 2017. The figures were revealed in the NASC 2019 Safety Report, which documents and analyses accident and injury statistics for its full contracting members in the previous calendar year...

Scaffolding on Big Ben inspires new sauce label

It’s time to forget Brexit as we celebrate the 160th anniversary of ‘Big Ben’s Great Clock’ at The Houses of Parliament. But thanks to our journalistic ‘sauces’, ScaffMag can also reveal another Great British institution is being celebrated across the land...

Scaffolding Finalists Revealed for NASC 2018 Awards

The sellout event which showcases the very best scaffolding projects, processes, products and personnel, is to be held in Edinburgh at the Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa on Friday 23 November. The NASC has said that over 40 entries were submitted for this year’s awards, these were scrutinised by a panel of judges comprising of main contractors and industry experts. Four finalists for each of the seven categories have now been selected...

Courts get tougher on safe working at height

Cardiff magistrates ordered Essex-based company to pay more than £65,000 in fines and costs after two workers were spotted on a warehouse roof without adequate safety measures in place...

Apprentice scaffolder's 4m fall "could easily have been fatal"

On 6 September 2016, the apprentice who was working for a Scaffolding firm, was standing on a loading bay, passing roof tiles to a colleague who was working on the scaffold platform. He caught his foot in the gap between the loading bay and the scaffolding and fell backwards to the ground below...

Malvern set to start work on Birmingham’s tallest residential tower

Positioned on one of Birmingham city centre’s busiest street the tower will become the city’s tallest residential building. Once complete the Left Bank project will provide 206 one, two and three-bed apartments, internal and external residential amenity space and a commercial retail unit. Worcestershire based Malvern Scaffolding will be providing a variety of access and scaffold solutions on all elevations and floors...

Scaffolding Spurs New Stadium

GKR Scaffolding has been designing access solutions for this high profile project since April 2016 - from the demolition of the old stadium, right through to rebuilding the new...