Types Of Edge Protection For Class A, B & C Roofs

Posted by Matthew Robinson on Sep 6, 2019 12:51:00 PM

Roofing edge protection is equipment designed to protect against falls, most commonly used during the construction of residential or commercial buildings. It commonly consists of a toe board, and primary guard rail and secondary intermediate rail. The Edge Protection Federation describes its purpose as 'to prevent people or objects from falling to a lower level'. There are actually many different types of edge protection on the market, but there are regulations to be followed for different types of roof.

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Scaffolding Collapse In The Town Centre Injures Three!

Posted by Matthew Robinson on Aug 28, 2019 12:18:00 PM



Access Design & Safety were shocked to hear about the recent scaffolding collapse in Reading town centre, which left three people requiring hospital attention. The incident occurred on Garrard Street at the site of the old Friars Walk Shopping Centre. Shortly before 11:15 on 1st August, large sections of the scaffolding came crashing to the ground.

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How Will Brexit Affect The Safety Of Construction Workers Using Scaffolding?

Posted by Matthew Robinson on Jul 26, 2019 11:00:34 AM

The UK is looking ahead and pondering what will change following the expected departure from the European Union (EU). In many cases, there seem to be more question marks than answers. The construction sector is no different - business owners, managers and workers wish to know if their day-to-day duties will be altered in any way after the country finally departs from the EU.

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Topics: TG20

What's To Be Expected Of Your Scaffolding Design?

Posted by Matthew Robinson on Jul 19, 2019 11:07:00 AM

No matter what the nature or size of the project you are working on, if the project requires scaffolding, it is essential that the design of your scaffolding follows certain requirements. This is to ensure that not only your scaffolding will be safe for workers to use, but also that your project can be completed in the most efficient way possible.

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Topics: Scaffold Design

How Are Interior Scaffold Designs Different Than Outdoor Designs?

Posted by Matthew Robinson on Jul 11, 2019 3:00:00 PM

Although both interior and exterior scaffolding can provide a similar function, there may be significant differences in the considerations taken during design. Here we take a look at some of the key potential differences between interior scaffolding design and an exterior design.

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Topics: Scaffold Design, TG20

Which UK Health & Safety Regulations Are Most Likely To Change After Brexit?

Posted by Matthew Robinson on Jul 5, 2019 4:10:31 PM

Being a company that specialises in scaffolding design, there are many areas of Health & Safety that we deal with, including building regulations and scaffold regulations. Brexit has cast a cloud of uncertainty over many compliance issues in the UK, including Health & Safety regulations, so in this article we take a look at the post-Brexit landscape and pre-empt which rules could change.

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Topics: Scaffold Design, TG20

At What Stage Of The Scaffolding Process Should You Get Design Drawings?

Posted by Matthew Robinson on Jun 20, 2019 11:06:00 AM

Every scaffolding project is different and has its own set of unique requirements. As such, it can be difficult to determine at what stage of the scaffolding process design drawings should be completed. Unfortunately, there is no one-answer-fits-all solution to this question, but, in general, design drawings should be considered as early in the design process as possible. We explore the reasons for this and look at planning scaffolding in more detail below…

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Topics: Scaffold Design

How To Know If Your Scaffolding Build Needs A Design

Posted by Matthew Robinson on Jun 14, 2019 11:04:00 AM

Whether for a commercial or domestic project, knowing how to construct scaffolding correctly can be difficult, as it is hard to know whether your scaffolding build needs a design. Even if your project seems relatively straight-forward and has no special requirements, a design may still be necessary. So, let's explore scaffolding design in more detail…

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Topics: Scaffold Design

Guidelines To Keep In Mind When Getting A Scaffold Design

Posted by Matthew Robinson on Jun 10, 2019 11:03:00 AM

Finding the right scaffolding solution is an important element in many construction projects and often the scaffold will need to be designed, so ensuring that the design is created by specialists who understand the nuances of each location can be very important. But what are the key things to think about when getting a scaffold design?

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Topics: Scaffold Design

What Is A CISRS Card & How Can I Become A CISRS Cardholder?

Posted by Matthew Robinson on May 10, 2019 2:29:22 PM

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Scaffolding can be a most rewarding career, but it can also be a dangerous one for anyone who hasn't received the correct training and supervision. The CISRS (Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme) was established in the 1960s and is the recognised qualification in the UK for anyone working in the scaffolding industry.

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Topics: TG20

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