A Pile of Scaffolding Boards in the Yard during the summer

Scaffolding in Spring / Summer

Spring is here and the memories of working in the cold, wind and rain of the winter months are hopefully behind us. Gone are the days of shivering through your day, slippery surfaces, the rain and wind battering you and your working environment and we all welcome the sunshine and a more manageable climate.

There are, however, risks within the scaffolding industry that we need to look at and take care of, despite our days being brighter, warmer and easier to manage. Scaffolding hazards don’t vanish, they just change as our weather and environment do.

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Gilray Plant's Van outside Buckingham Palace helping with the Jubilee preparations

Gilray & HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

Gilray Plant is thrilled and very proud to be supporting the preparations for HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations.

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Scaffolding boards for sale at gilray plant

Timber from Russia & Belarus declared ‘conflict timber’

Both the world’s leading timber-certifying schemes – PEFC and FSC – have just withdrawn certification from timber originating from Russia or Belarus. Timber from these two countries may not be used in any PEFC or FSC-certified products.

We at Gilray Plant want to reassure our customers that all the timber used in the production of our scaffold boards is sourced from EU countries and our certification remains in place.

However, the illegal and aggressive actions of Russia will have an effect on the timber industry: both large timber-producing countries, Ukraine and Russia exported a combined figure of 5.5 million cubic metres of softwood lumber to Europe in 2021.

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Sarah at Gilray Plant

International Women’s Day!

Historically, scaffolding has been – and is still perceived to be – a male-dominated environment throughout companies in the UK.

Our colleague and Gilray Plant Limited company director Sarah Wilson, is one such professional in the scaffolding industry who has bucked the trend. She has not only played a leading role in the success and development of Gilray, but is also Vice Chair of the NASC Hire & Sale Committee.

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1 Tonne Gilray Sacks Added To Our Product Range

Gilray are pleased to announce that we have added 1 Tonne Gilray Sacks to our extensive product range.

Our new product range has been tried, tested and certified to a safe working load of 1,000 kgs and a safety factor of 5:1.

Click here for more details

Call 01322 442006  or email sales@gilray.co.uk  to order today or discuss delivery options.

13ft Board Christmas Promotional Offer !

We are pleased to announce that Gilray Plant Ltd are currently running a 13ft Scaffold Board Christmas Promotional Offer.

The promotion is underway and will end on December 22nd, with all collections or deliveries concluded by that date.

Deliveries will be subject to your enquiry, so please do contact us by phone on 01322 442006  or email sales@gilray.co.uk for full details and to place your order.

From all of us at Gilray, we would like to wish you and your families a Happy Christmas and a very prosperous new year !


EU flags

Brexit Impact on the Construction and Scaffolding Industry

As Britain prepares for Brexit, many in the construction and scaffolding industry are seeking guidance on how they will be affected. Although many questions remain unanswered, Gilray Plant has brought together what we know so far on what the impact of Brexit may be on the scaffolding industry.

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When Should Scaffolding Be Inspected?

Health and safety is paramount in construction and scaffold erectors have a duty to provide a safe place for their employees to work. With this in mind, it’s imperative that scaffolding is checked regularly to ensure that it meets the required safety standards. So, how often should scaffolding be inspected?

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A type of scaffolding in Construction

Types of Scaffolding in Construction

Your scaffolding affects the speed, efficiency and output of your building project. Find out about the different scaffolding types in the construction industry and pick the right one for your site.

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Scaffold operator working on scaffolding wearing PPE on a safe site

Covid-19 and Site Safety: What you Need to Know

Back when PPE just meant hard hats, goggles or ear defenders, site safety for scaffolders was a serious but simple matter. Now though, in the “new normal” we’re all living in thanks to Covid-19, there’s a lot more for scaffold erectors to consider. But with the right knowledge and preparation, it’s possible to create a safe working environment for your team.

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