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Scaffolding International: Upping standards
With a shift in demand towards advanced scaffolding solutions, scaffolding manufacturers in India have been introducing new products, backed by the required product support. Partha Pratim Basistha reports. 
Traversing the gorge
A 33m-long temporary roadway made from scaffolding was built to transfer rubble from the Chinegga bridge in Stalden, Switzerland, as part of the construction of a bypass
NASC elects council members
The NASC has made changes to its council structure with Alan Harris, of Pro-Fix Access, Sean Pike, Layher and Rob Lynch, Lyndon Scaffolding, elected as co-opted members
Safway Group acquires SafeWorks
The deal includes SafeWorks' entire portfolio of suspended access brands
CISRS tightens up training
The UK-based Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS) has tightened up entry criteria and course requirements for its scaffold inspection training
Scaffold training targets Scotland oil and gas
CISRS has granted accreditation to a new scaffold training centre in the north east of Scotland, designed to meet the needs of the construction and oil and gas industries
Layher opens in Ireland
The Layher Ireland subsidiary, based in County Meath, operates in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
Pasma course meets tough applications
Pasma has launched a new advanced training course, Towers with Cantilevers, to reflect fast growing use of towers in more demanding applications
NASC publishes scaffolding management advise
The NASC will launch an updated version of its user-friendly, free Scaffold Specification Template (Guide to Managing and Appointing Scaffolding Contractors) later this month
NASC launches annual safety report
The NASC has launched its 2016 Safety Report at the Health & Safety Event being held this week. It shows another year of zero fatalities from falls from scaffold or platforms
Scaffolding apprenticeship open day announced
National Apprentice Week in the UK gets support from CISRS and NASC members with an open day to promote scaffolding apprenticeships
Murphy innovates with mobile tower system
UK engineering company J. Murphy & Sons (Murphy) created a mobile scaffold system to provide faster access to a railway tunnel as part of a reinforcing project
PASMA formalises HAE partnership
Mobile access tower association PASMA and Hire Association Europe (HAE) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop HAE’s SafeHire standard
DSL wins major marine contract
Scaffolding and access provider DSL has been awarded a £150m contract by Babcock International, making it the marine sector’s largest industrial services provider in the UK
ASIA focus for PASMA
PASMA signed a memorandum of understanding with the Access and Scaffolding Industry Association (ASIA) last week at its tenth anniversary dinner in Singapore
New beam and depot from Layher
The aluminium Universal Modular Beam is designed for the UK market and will be available during the fourth quarter of this year; the Birmingham depot opens next year.
Studious preperation from Silverstar Scaffolding
Silverstar Scaffolding is supplying Layher’s Allround scaffolding for new 14-storey student accommodation in Sheffield, UK.
Podium launch from Euro Towers
Providing a platform height of 2 m and a working height of 3 m, the Stepfold Podium 3 is designed for internal and external use.
Black Sea scaffolding
Layher Allround Scaffolding was used for modernisation work at the Danube Black Sea Canal locks in Romania. The waterway shortens the course of the Danube to the Black Sea by up to 450 km
SafeWorks acquires DualLift
The suspended access company has purchased the Germany-based traction hoist company for an undisclosed amount
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