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  • The Directors and staff of Safety and Access Ltd would like to wish all our clients a very Happy Christmas and a Peaceful and Healthy new year for 2018.   We have decided this year not to send Christmas cards or gifts, instead we have made a donation to the following charity that has been... Read more The post Christmas Message From All at Safety & Access appeared first on Safety & Access.

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Scaffold Inspections

  • Scaffold Inspections The scaffolding contractor should ensure that, at the time of handing over to the client, the scaffolding is suitable to perform the duty to which it was intended and complies with all regulations and local authority requirements. This will be achieved by carrying out an initial inspection. In accordance with regulations 12 of... Read more The post Scaffold Inspections appeare...

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  • A scaffolding company and its director have been sentenced after a worker lost his hands and feet in a horrific site accident. Swindon Magistrates’ Court heard how the scaffolder was erecting scaffolding on 19 December 2016 when the structure came into contact with 33KV overhead power lines. The father of five received an electric shock... Read more The post Scaffolding firm admits health and safe...

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  • The HSE have prosecuted two scaffold Inspectors after a worker fell through a gap between the scaffolding and the building, resulting in serious injuries. Greater Manchester Magistrates Court heard how in 2014, the 49-year old roofer was working on a re-roofing project. As he stepped down from the untiled roof onto a fixed scaffold, he... Read more The post Prosecuted two scaffold Inspectors appea...

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  • CISRS international training continues to spread and strengthen.   Safety and Access are delighted to announce that following the stringent CISRS audits this week both of the partnership ventures for international CISRS training in Korea have successfully passed their renewal audits.  Safety and Access have been offering scaffolding related in Korea for around 5 years and... Read more The post CIS...

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  • We have been delivering the CISRS scaffolding apprenticeship at our Nottingham centre for over seven years now and are excited to be able to offer this framework to the Humber region at our purpose built training facility at CATCH near Stallingborough.   If you are an employer, you have probably considered the pros and cons of... Read more The post Scaffold Apprenticeship comes to the Humber Regio...

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  • Due to the high demand of enquiries from the scaffolding industry we have been receiving over the past few months,  Safety & Access have worked together with Paul Crabtree and designed  a new  3 day Scaffolding estimators course. We are delighted to tell you that our first course will be delivered at our Nottingham Centre Date:... Read more The post NEW Scaffolding Estimators Course appeared first...

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  • Are you having difficulty in finding available CISRS Scaffolding Courses?   Look no further…… Safety and Access are able to offer CISRS Part 1, CISRS Part 2 and Advanced Scaffolder Courses at our Catch Training Centre in Immingham. This includes local accommodation and all arrangements are made by us for your candidate. We have sourced excellent... Read more The post Competitive Rates for CISRS Tr...

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  • You must be A CISRS Advanced Scaffolder Within commuting distance (40 miles) of Nottingham A good communicator, preferably with some supervisory or management experience. Willing to travel occasionally within the UK and internationally (if need be) to deliver training Willing to undertake training to reach the required level of competence to deliver scaffolding skills training... Read more The pos...

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Scaffold Collapse

  • A Dorset based specialist has been fined after a scaffold collapsed at an industrial unit in Wallisdown, Poole. Poole Magistrates’ Court heard how ********* had been contracted to erect scaffolding at the industrial unit in Alder Hills Business Park. The scaffolding collapsed on 14 September 2015 narrowly avoiding an office worker as they left the... Read more The post Scaffold Collapse appeared f...

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  •   Paul Blanchard works as a motivational and behavioural safety speaker. Having been in a major accident falling from height several years ago while fixing a roof at a farm, Paul speaks on the emotional perspective of why Health and Safety is not just about ticking boxes. Paul’s story is really about the realisation that... Read more The post Life after an Accident appeared first on Safety & Acces...

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The Importance of Ties

  • The purpose of ties is to restrain the scaffolding standards in a vertical position so they can carry the weight of the structure, the boards, personnel and materials without buckling. During its operational lifetime, a scaffold may be subjected to high winds that will attempt to push it towards the building, pull it away or... Read more The post The Importance of Ties appeared first on Safety & A...

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Use of Gin Wheels

  • When using and installing gin wheels they must: • Have been inspected within the last 6 months and have clear identification • They are in good condition and run freely with no visible signs of corrosion • The edge of wheel is free from any sharp edge that could damage the rope • The tube... Read more The post Use of Gin Wheels appeared first on Safety & Access.

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  • The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is funding a £600,000 programme to help hundreds of people to become qualified on-site training assessors.   The assessor infrastructure project is designed to increase the number of on-site training assessors available across Great Britain. This in turn will increase the number of construction workers holding nationally recognised qualifications,......

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  • We have Fantastic news for you, Safety & Access have secured another contract to be able to deliver the 11 week CISRS Scaffolding Apprenticeship programme at our Nottingham Centre starting in May 2017. Don’t miss out on the great opportunity before the changes come into force from the end of April 2017.  An employers contributions of... Read more The post Scaffolding Apprenticeship Sign Up appeare...

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  • Joints in Standards and Ledgers  A joint is required wherever a standard, ledger or guardrail is too long to be formed from a single tube Joints should be made with sleeve couplers. Expanding joint pins may be used in standards only but are not preferred and should not be used where tension could occur unless... Read more The post Toolbox Talk – Joints in Standards and Ledgers appeared first on Sa...

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  • North Staffordshire Justice Centre heard how Mr. ***** a scaffolder had been subcontracted to erect a scaffold, with debris netting attached along its full length, for roofing work on a Co-Op retail store. Mr. ***** erected the scaffold with two of his employees, on 19 November 2015 but did not design the scaffold correctly or... Read more The post A Wigan scaffolder has been sentenced after scaff...

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  • Edge protection in accordance with BSEN13374

    Temporary edge protection is used in the construction works, primarily to prevent persons and objects from falling to a lower level from working surface, sloped or flat. An edge protection system shall consist of a principal guardrail plus either an intermediate guard rail or an intermediate protection. It shall also be possible to attach a... Read more The post Edge protection in accordance with ...

  • THINK – Put your phone away while driving

    We’ve all got a responsibility to keep our roads safe. For professional drivers following the law is more important than ever. The consequences for not following the rules could result in you losing your vocational licence, or in the worst case causing a fatal accident. From March 1st 2017, the penalties for driver caught using... Read more The post THINK – Put your phone away while driving appear...

  • Oldham building contractor in court over fall from height risk

    An Oldham based building firm has been fined for exposing its workers to dangerous work at height. An Inspector from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) issued an immediate Prohibition Notice ordering *********** Homes Ltd to stop work at a site at Newmarket Road, Ashton under Lyne until workers had protection against falling from height.... Read more The post Oldham building contractor in court...

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  • According to local media, Alan Cooper, aged 52, died at Royal Bolton Hospital on September 28 last year from malignant mesothelioma, which is a rare type of cancer that most people get after being exposed to asbestos particles. Bolton Coroner’s Court heard that Mr Cooper thought that he had been exposed to small amounts of... Read more The post A former scaffolder may have died through exposure to...

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  • We Are Delighted To Announce The Opening Of Our New Wakefield Office In West Yorkshire

    Due to continued growth in 2016, we are proud to announce the opening of our new Strategic Business Development & NVQ Assessment office. With our site team and the convenience of a dedicated facility, the move enables us to respond to the growing demands of our customers whilst pursuing new prospects in line with our... Read more The post We Are Delighted To Announce The Opening Of Our New Wakefie...

  • CISRS 2 Day Scaffold Supervisor Refresher Course

    The post CISRS 2 Day Scaffold Supervisor Refresher Course appeared first on Safety & Access.

  • CISRS 2 Day SSPTS – At-PAC

    The post CISRS 2 Day SSPTS – At-PAC appeared first on Safety & Access.

  • CISRS 1 Day COTS Labourer/Trainee Scaffolder

    The post CISRS 1 Day COTS Labourer/Trainee Scaffolder appeared first on Safety & Access.

  • CISRS 1 Day COTS Labourer/Trainee Scaffolder

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  • CISRS 1 Day COTS Labourer/Trainee Scaffolder

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  • Calling all Scaffolding Supervisors!

    CISRS are working directly with their cardholders and approved training providers to match up the demand for supervisor refresher training. Following the introduction of Supervisory CPD/refresher training on 1st March 2016, anyone wishing to renew their CISRS Scaffolding Supervisor/Manager card is required to complete the newly developed 2- day course. Delegates on the two-day course... Read more ...

  • Free CUPLOK System Training for NASC members

    We are pleased to inform you that we have 9 places available on a  fully Funded SSPTS (Cuplok) course which will take place   Wednesday 30th November and Thursday 1st December 2016 Dabell Avenue, Blenheim Industrial Estate, Bulwell, NOTTINGHAM, NG6 8WA Duration:        2 days  Attendees:     Operatives and supervisors who use Cuplok scaffolding during their normal... Read more The post Free CUPLOK...

  • URGENT Contracting Members needed to sign up for £100 per day attendance Grant

    Dear NASC Member,  Following the last round of NASC Regional meetings you may be aware that NASC/CISRS have an opportunity that will allow employers to claim £100 per day for short duration training via CITB Training grant, they feel that this will be most useful when the 2 day CPD course is introduced in July... Read more The post URGENT Contracting Members needed to sign up for £100 per day atte...

  • CISRS Tighten Scaffold Inspection Training Scheme (SITS) Entry Criteria

    CISRS has tightened up the entry criteria and course requirements for its popular basic Scaffold Inspection Training Scheme (SITS). Effective immediately, there is now a pre-qualification requirement that the delegate/employer must ensure they can provide evidence of a minimum of two years relevant industry experience prior to attending the basic SITS course. Aimed at anyone... Read more The post ...

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