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Hire PAS 250 Podium Steps. Why Have PASMA Introduced This Standard?

April 23, 2014

A new safety standard has just been launched for podium steps, the low-level work platforms used in the building industry. Equipment currently in use is in no way considered inherently dangerous. But the increase in the use of podiums in recent years, and some concerns about stability, have led PASMA, the leading mobile access tower […]

Cost For Alloy Scaffold Tower For British Gas Boiler Installation

March 18, 2014

Scaffold-hire firms are enjoying an increase in business as a spin-off from a government initiative aimed at helping low-income households to become more energy efficient. The Government is setting aside £125 million for the Green Deal scheme. Free eco boiler installations are available under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) and Affordable Warmth, a government initiative […]

Prohibition Notices Served on 15 Scottish Construction Sites

July 17, 2013

More than 200 construction sites were inspected across Scotland, the North-East and Yorkshire in September and while the majority were found to be managing health and safety appropriately, work was stopped immediately on a number of sites, the HSE has reported. As a result of the inspections in Scotland, 15 Prohibition Notices were served because […]

Bizarre Scaffolding Overcoat for Austrian Bus

A bus ended up with a scaffolding overcoat after dozy builders made it too low to support crumbling architecture at the front of a hotel in the city of Innsbruck, the Austrian Independent has reported. The scaffolding had been put up because areas of the Hotel Ibis appeared to be unsafe. Large chunks of the […]

New Initiative Makes City Scaffolding Part of a Pop-up Park

Anyone who feels that their construction work is going on just a little bit too long should take note of a new initiative which may hit the streets of New York in the near future. Bosses of the new enterprise, which is aimed specifically at improving the lives of the city’s pedestrians, have come up […]

Solar Panel Installation Firm Ordered To Pay 13000 After Worker Falls From A Roof

Firm Ordered To Pay £13000 After Worker Falls From A Roof A Dorset firm specialising in solar panel installation has been fined £13,000 after an employee plunged from a roof in Hampshire. The man, who worked for Gendex Limited, fell through a rooflight at the New Milton and District Community Centre, in New Milton. He […]


A work platform can mean different things to different people and with so many variations available whatever the job; work platform hire has never been easier. From a power tower, to a low level platform, scaffold tower toYoungmans board, experts at Lakeside-Hire can help you decide on which work platform can provide the ideal solution for your task. Some […]


July 3, 2013

The owner of a Grimsby listed building has been ordered to pay £1,500 after leaving the structure shrouded in scaffolding for six years, a court heard. Home owner Paul Brown of Pelham Terrace off Brighowgate was fined £750 and ordered to pay £750 in costs after he admitted failing to comply with the Listed Buildings […]


A solar panel firm has been fined £6,000 after a worker fell four metres through a roof of a shed at a farm in East Yorkshire. The employee, who wishes to remain anonymous, had been working for York company Solar Fit PV Ltd for just a fortnight and had no experience in solar panel installation. […]


It may seem like an unlikely pairing but scaffold equipment from Lakeside hire is to form an important part of the international dance festival at a London theatre. Lakeside hire has been supplying scaffold towers to the Sadler’s Wells Theatre for more than two years to support set design and lighting for their shows. And […]

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