NASC 2017 Scaffolding Project of the Year

Interlink Scaffolding Ltd (Birtley, Tyne and Wear) was presented with the NASC 2017 Scaffolding Project of the Year award by Mohed Altrad, CEO and President of the Altrad Group, in front of an audience of more than 500 members and guests attending a glittering NASC Annual Ball at the Intercontinental London Park Lane on the […]

Des Moore NASC President’s speech at NASC AGM

The NASC AGM was held at the Intercontinental London Park Lane on Friday 24 November and saw the election of a new NASC president Des Moore (CEO Trad Group) in succession to Alan Lilley (Commercial Scaffolding Ltd) in front of a packed audience of 160 members, guests and staff. In his welcoming speech Mr Moore […]

ATLAS Members Record No Fatalities in 2016 for the Eighth Consecutive Year

The Association of Technical Lightning and Access Specialists (ATLAS) 2016 Accident Survey shows the fantastic safety standards achieved by its members. No fatalities were recorded for the eighth consecutive year and only one reportable injury, meaning that the incidence rate for all types of accidents was the lowest ever recorded at 1,053 per 100,000 workers. […]


With the death of Trevor Fennell, the work at height industry has lost one its most respected, knowledgeable and popular figures. For more than 30 years Trevor dedicated his career to advancing safety, standards and best practice in the UK temporary and permanent façade access industry, first as a senior director of several major access […]

Trade body FASET launches qualifications for installers of edge protection

IN RESPONSE to industry demands for a recognised qualification specifically for the installation of BS EN 13374 edge protection, FASET, the trade body for the work at height temporary safety systems industry, has developed a training course and assessment scheme that covers the theory and practical aspects of the standard. Working with CSCS in issuing […]

NASC 2017 Safety Report Launch

The NASC has published its highly-regarded 2017 Safety Report documenting and analysing accident and injury statistics for its full contracting members in 2016 – representing over 17,000 UK scaffolding operatives, which constitutes a significant percentage of the total British scaffolding workforce. For the fourth year running, the NASC is able to report a fatality-free year, […]

AIF to Exibit on Stand R90 at Safety & Health Expo

Safety & Health Expo returns to London ExCeL on the 20-22 June 2017 as the only place in the UK where all key health and safety associations, manufacturers, distributors, consultants and renowned experts come together under the same roof. Showcasing the latest health and safety solutions from 300+ UK and international suppliers, health and safety […]

Steeplejack Apprentices Recognised

The Steeplejack and Lightning Protection Training Group (SLPTG) has recognised the achievements of apprentices in the sector at its Apprentice Awards Dinner held at the National Construction College (NCC) East in January. Guest speaker ATLAS President and former apprentice Jason Harfield, said: “A steady flow of well-trained and qualified young people into the workplace is […]


FASET, the trade body representing the international safety net rigging and temporary safety systems industry, has revealed the winners of its prestigious Annual Awards. The winners of the four categories for 2016 were announced at a special ceremony following the association’s Annual General Meeting at the Hellidon Lakes Hotel in Daventry. Sponsored by Smart Scaffolder, […]