Midland Metropolitan Hospital

2nd February 2017 Carillion was awarded the contract to build and maintain the Midland Metropolitan Hospital by Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals Trust in December 2015. The construction programme is now underway with the hospital officially opening to patients in Spring 2019. The state-of the-art hospital, which will have 669 acute care beds and 13 operating theatre suites, has been designed to meet the best international…

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SafeStand® Access Systems are Stepping Up.

As we all know, the construction industry is constantly looking at ways to improve all aspects of health and safety in relation to work at height. More and more main contractors are promoting the use of staircases instead of ladders to access all working platforms where possible. SafeStand® have over the last number of years provided two sizes of staircase for use with the SafeStand® 1200 System. Due to the increased volumes…

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Fors Silver Accreditation

08/01/2016 – SafeStand® Ltd are pleased to announce that we have successfully passed our Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) SILVER audit and now hold the FORS SILVER accreditation certificate. The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is an accreditation scheme that aims to improve fleet activity in London and throughout the UK and beyond. The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is making London’s roads safer,…

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Sheffield’s Meadowhall reaches new heights with Safestand®

12/12/2015 – Laing O’Rourke is heading up the extensive refurbishment at Sheffield’s Meadowhall on the interior design refurbishment which is due to be completed by the end of 2017 for client British Land.  Some £50 million is to be invested in the complex, creating distinct districts, each with a different finish including wood and punctured metal; works will also enable a number of retailers to install double…

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Brick Awards 2015 Winners Announced.

24/11/2015 – The Brick Development Association (BDA) has announced the winners of the 2015 Brick Awards, one of the top design and construction awards in the country. Now into its 39th year, the Brick Awards is the longest, most well established design awards in the UK. The 14 categories open to Architects, House Builders, Brick Contractors, Brick Manufacturers, Owners and Developers recognise excellence in brick innovation,…

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SafeStand® Hits Its 12,000th Hire Contract

28/10/2015 – SafeStand® is delighted to announce that we have supplied our 12,000th Hire Contract which has been delivered to Natta Building Company Ltd for their site near Fleet in Hampshire. Lil Buckle, head of plant for Natta, was delighted with the news.

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SafeStand® helps out at the Port of Tilbury

20/10/2015 BF Brickwork has started work on their newly awarded project at the Port of Tilbury and have chosen SafeStand® as their chosen access system. The Winvic Construction site which is situated at Berth 45 is a £20million state-of-the art temperature-controlled distribution centre at the Port of Tilbury in partnership with NFT Distribution. The centre is set to be the largest refrigerated (“reefer”) quayside facilities…

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SafeStand® Building Better Homes for Scotland

09/10/2015 – Barratt Homes and Haymarket Ltd have once again chosen SafeStand® as there preferred low level access system at The Gyle, Edinburgh. Haymarket have been implementing the use of our SureStand Access System as a safe method for working at height. With convenient transport links and plenty of local amenities the Gyle, (South Gyle Broadway, South Gyle, Edinburgh) is within easy reach of Edinburgh City Centre and…

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Greenwich Peninsula growing with SafeStand®

08/09/2015 SafeStand® Ltd were asked by Kier and Wates to present the SafeStand® Low Level Access Systems at a Road Show on the iconic Greenwich Peninsula development in London. The SHE (Safety, Health and Enviroment) day was a joint day with Kier, Wates, Morrisroe, Volker Fitzpatrick, Ardmore and was hosted by Knight Dragon Developments Ltd. This allowed the suppliers on the supply chain that were asked to exhibit, the opportunity…

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SafeStand® Make A Splash With Balfour Beatty

27/07/2015 – SafeStand® Access Systems have once again been chosen by Buckingham Swimming Pools as there preferred system for access. Buckingham Swimming Pools will be constructing the new pool at the Holly Hill Leisure Centre on behalf of Principal Contractor Balfour Beatty. Safestand Access Systems is predominintley used by bricklayers for brick and block work but over the years has been known to be used for other construction…

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