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New initiative champions improved safety culture

A Glasgow-based scaffolding contractor has introduced a new health and safety initiative designed to raise awareness of risks and encourage employees to consider the...

Edinburgh scaffold business celebrates double award success

EDINBURGH-based City Access Scaffolding (CAS) won two accolades at the NASC Awards 2021, triumphing in both the Apprentice of the Year and Health &...

Aluminium system proves its worth at iconic bridge

LAYHER’S FlexBeam system has been utilised on a major maintenance scheme on the iconic Forth Road Bridge. The project was to remove, repair, and re-fit...

Single-source solution has a nice Ring to it

DOKA has told Project Scotland that its acquisition of scaffolding manufacturer AT-PAC will usher in ‘new standards’ for construction as Ringlock scaffolding system integration...

Special access solutions keep rail project on track

FOLLOWING months of design planning, Palmers Scaffolding has been providing special access solutions and scaffolding for HS2 enabling works at London’s Euston Station. An archaeology...

Sunshine Enterprises buys Turner’s OCTO system scaffolding production and sales arm

SUNSHINE Enterprises has bought the production and sales arm of OCTO system scaffolding from Turner Access and is now trading OCTO in the UK via StepUp...

Hybrid access solutions prove their worth in Scotland

Stuart Dougall, Lyndon SGB regional manager for Scotland, tells Project Scotland about the progress of the firm’s one-stop shop access solution package, overcoming sector...

Carbon footprints of formwork and scaffolding will become more visible

Robert Hauser, CEO of Doka GmbH, explains why the firm’s introduction of a product carbon footprint KPI marks a significant shift towards a more...

Roofing contractor fined after fatal fall

AN Aberdeen-based roofing contractor has been fined after an employee fell to his death from a ladder while exiting scaffolding in the city. Aberdeen Sheriff...

Latest innovation will offer ‘safety, speed and versatility’

LAYHER has revealed it is adding a new system to its range that will ‘simplify and enhance’ façade scaffold installation. The company’s AGS system features...

Revised scaffold safety guidance available to all

THE National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) has revealed its recently revised core scaffolding safety guidance – SG4:22: Preventing Falls in Scaffolding Operations –...

PERI launches action plan to raise awareness of menopause in the workplace

PERI is on a mission to raise awareness of menopause in the workplace as part of the firm's series of wellbeing-related topics. The scaffolding and...

Access all areas

EDINBURGH-based City Access Scaffolding has been involved in a project at the Capital’s prestigious St. Andrew’s House, the headquarters of the Scottish Government. Main contractor...

‘Strategic partnerships’ aid growth in Scotland

THE opportunities created by the use of scaffolding, access and protection equipment throughout the building and construction industry have, arguably, never been more extensive,...

JR Scaffold’s winter ball raises £111,845 for charity

JR Scaffold Services has marked its 25th anniversary with a Winter Wonderland Ball in Glasgow, raising £111,845 for the Emmie Smillie Charity Foundation. The business...

Glasgow event helps shine a spotlight on scaffolding careers

YOUNG people in Scotland had the opportunity to learn more about the potential career opportunities available in the scaffolding and access sector during a...

Robotics tipped to give scaffolding sector a lift

KEWAZO has praised the desire of the Scottish scaffolding sector to protect its workforce after showcasing its LIFTBOT robotic hoist innovation to leading industry...

Revised kit testing standard welcomed by manufacturer

SPECIALIST safety manufacturer MSA Safety has welcomed the tightening of fall protection testing standards to better reflect real-life usage. The global safety company, which acquired...

Lightweight characteristics aid Highland bridge work

LAYHER has revealed the ‘simplicity, versatility and lightweight characteristics’ of the firm’s scaffolding have been clearly demonstrated during a maintenance project on the A9...

Full steam ahead for £116m Levenmouth rail project

A senior project manager on the £116 million Levenmouth rail project has told of the team’s ‘pleasant surprise’ at the condition of 19th century...