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School children and staff narrowly miss serious injury after scaffolding collapses onto a school in Wales.
An investigation by Health and Safety and Vale of Glamorgan Council officials is underway after scaffolding collapsed on to the main entrance of Albert Primary School in Penarth, Wales on Friday 5th May.

Numbers of Front-line health and safety inspectors have been cut by 25 per cent in six years according to figures obtained by the Unite union.

Steel Fabricator CMF Ltd has been ordered to pay more than £200,000 following the death of a scaffolder crushed by a falling concrete block in London four years ago.   Former City worker Richard Laco, 31, from Hendon lost his life when a stair landing he was hoisting plummeted 20 feet, dragging him into its path. 

The last week of April saw The Scaffolding Association and Avontus Software team up with some free sessions for potential new members and existing members to attend to find out about the industry's fastest growing trade association, and see the latest in virtual reality technology for scaffold design and build in action!

A late night prank in the Isle of Wight’s county town has led to safety warnings.

The first issue AccessPoint has been released - a scaffolding magazine which we hope will help to boost awareness and understanding about the skills and capabilities of businesses active in the access and scaffolding industry.

A dustbin truck has crashed into scaffolding on a pedestrianised path. 
Police were called around 9am this morning to Ann Street, Brighton, after reports of a dustbin truck crashing into scaffolding.

Two roofing contractors have been ordered to pay out £140,000 between them after putting their workers at risk of harm during roof replacement works in Oldham.

UK Construction Week is the UK’s largest gathering of construction professionals coming together at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham between 10-12 October. 

The famous Odeon cinema in Newcastle Upon Tyne’s city centre is lying in ruins today following a collapse of the building late last night. A bus stop next to the building under demolition since January, was completely crushed.

The Construction News Specialist Awards is in its 13th year and celebrates the achievements of the best specialist contractors in the UK. The awards are a fantastic opportunity for contractors to position themselves as leaders within their industry and receive recognition for their outstanding work.
Scaffolding Association members Klawz Limited, TIGER Scaffolding Limited, and Wellmax Scaffolding Limited were shortlisted finalists.

Ely, Cambridgeshire UK-based Avontus Software recently launched its new virtual reality app, Scaffold VR, which works in conjunction with its Scaffold Designer software. Scaffold VR provides a walk-through of Scaffold Designer-created designs, and it enables users to view and share these designs in 3D virtual environment. Co-workers and customers can use the app to view drawings on their office workstations as well as on their mobile devices in the field, providing an interactive experience that clearly demonstrates what a user is offering customers and that their requirements are met; while showing the scaffolders the scaffold they will build.

Great Britain’s independent safety and health regulator is holding a series of events across the country to look at what businesses can do to look after people at work.

Construction firm Structural Metal Decks Limited (SMDL) has been fined after a worker was left paralysed following an accident at a building site in Kilsyth.

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