SafeStand® at Faslane, Scotland

19/11/2014  Her Majesty’s Naval Base, Clyde (HMNB Clyde; also known as Faslane) is one of three operating bases in the United Kingdom for the Royal Navy (the others being HMNB Devonport and HMNB Portsmouth). It is the service’s headquarters in Scotland and is best known as the home of Britain’s nuclear weapons, in the form of nuclear submarines armed with Trident missiles. HMNB Clyde lies on the eastern shore…

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Romford Rail Operating Centre (ROC)

31/10/2014 –  This £32m Network Rail operation and training facility will control the Anglian rail network when in full operation. UMC Architects worked as lead designer with Volker Fitzpatrick, co-ordinating the design using Building Information Modelling (BIM).  The fully integrated Revit model was used for clash detection and integration of building services, along with the Network Rail fit-out. The ROC is one of…

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8build and Berkeley Homes at No1 Tower Bridge

14.10.2014 – 8build are using the SafeStand® 1200 system to complete works to the prestigious No1 Tower Bridge development. 8build have chosen SafeStand® as their preferred access system for works to be carried out on the swimming pool and will also be doing fit out works on some of the penthouses. The Berkeley Homes development comprises of 9 blocks of a total of 396 residential units, commercial, cultural spaces and…

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REUSSIR Ltd Brickwork Contractors Choose To Use SafeStand On Balfour Beatty / Kier JV at RAF Lyneham

10/09/2014 – A joint venture of Balfour Beatty and Kier Construction has won a £121m contract for the first two-year stage of work on the new Defence College of Technical Training at the former RAF Lyneham airbase in Wiltshire. The 50:50 joint venture, called Hercules, was awarded the contract by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), which manages and maintains land and property for the Ministry of Defence Hercules…

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Amersham School Sports Hall – Balfour Beatty

20/08/2014 – The school have secured funding totalling £2.6m from the Education Funding Agency and Buckinghamshire County Council to build a sports hall at Stanley Hill, Amersham. The contract for the construction of the new hall has been awarded to Balfour Beatty. The state-of-the-art facilities will include a dance and fitness studio, a gym and four badminton courts. The hall will also be available for hire in the wider…

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Balfour Beatty Rail at South Iver Choose SafeStand®

13/08/2014 – Balfour Beatty Rail, have tasked Lorclon Ltd with various civil works on site at Thorney Lane, South Iver in Buckinghamshire. Lorclon Ltd have selected the SafeStand® 1200 System to be used at varying platform heights as a fall arrest system while installing and filling the Gabion Baskets on site. SafeStand is being used as it is quick and easy to move along, where other systems were not practical.

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IOSH Accreditation of SafeStand® Training Course

01/08/2014 – the SafeStand® one day training achievement course has now gained independent accreditation from IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health). This training course was developed a number of years ago in conjunction with the Health & Safety departments of Bovis Lend Lease, Carillion and Laing O’Rourke and has now been successfully delivered to in excess of 500 personnel including operatives, tradesmen,…

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Balfour Beatty Utilise SafeStand® to deliver £11.6m Willow Walk Development.

15/07/2014 – Construction works by Balfour Beatty have commenced on the Willow Walk development for Southwark Council in the London Borough of Southwark.  Southwark council has pledged to build 11,000 new homes over the next 30 years to address the high demand and short supply of affordable houses in the borough. The Progressive Group have been awarded the masonry package for this development and are using the SafeStand®…

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Severfield Use SafeStand® Access Systems

10/07/2014 – Following a successful onsite demonstration at their factory in Lostock Lane in Bolton, the Health and Safety team at Severfield have decided to use SafeStand® Access Systems as their preferred choice of low level access equipment in their Bolton factory. The SafeStand® Access Equipment will predominantly be used for finishing and inspection works to large girder trusses being fabricated for new bridge installations…

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Balfour Beatty – Stonehouse Arena, Plymouth

02/07/2014  Work continues on the new affordable housing scheme on the  former Stonehouse Arena sports ground in Harwell Street, Plymouth. Balfour Beatty are constructing 46 new homes on the site – a mix of one, two and three-bedroom homes – all of which will be available for affordable rent. There will also be 10 two and three-bedroom properties for shared ownership sale. Photovoltaic solar panels will be fitted to…

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