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FAILED KWIKSTAGE STANDARDS – INDUSTRY ALERT

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Scaffolding Suppliers – Industry Alert 

Deadly Second hand Scaffolding – Kwikstage Standard Failure

As an industry leader in Scaffolding Manufacturing, Scaffold Repair, Reconditioning and Testing, we deal with failed and deadly equipment on a daily basis. We are being presented with more and more failed Kwikstage Standards recently, and this is cause for great concern.

As of yesterday 10.04.14, St Helens Plant Limited contacted all scaffolding suppliers within the UK, which we know are using this stock and under the impression its ‘fit for purpose’ working stock. We have been now released an industry alert and contact relevant governing bodies advising this stock must be checked and customers informed.

Carelessness and Consequences

It is the duty of all Scaffolding Suppliers who have been notified of this issue to contact customers who have been sold or hired ‘Kwikstage Standards’.

It is inevitable this equipment will cause a tragedy.

Spigot Type Failure

There has always been an issue with the old 5 piece Head Fitting, to identify this failure the Nodding Donkey Test was put in place. Failure is also now becoming an issue with the Spigot Type, the area where the Spigot comes out the Standard 4mm tube is severely corroding and only properly visible after Shot Blasting.

 

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COMPLETE BREAK OFF DURING NODDING DONKEY TEST

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ROTTEN HEAD FITTING – KWIKSTAGE STANDARD

 

The Standard can easily break by simply topping out and snapping off. This failure is far more deadly that the 5 Piece Head Fitting Type Failure, as the tube would bend more often than not, leaving some degree of support and stability, rather than entirely breaking off. Only in the most severe cases did the 5 Piece Head Fitting break off completely.

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This is a widespread issue we have come across in great qualities over the last few weeks is gravely worrying, as this equipment is in circulation and being used throughout the UK and perhaps overseas. We are well aware the Scaffolding Suppliers who have this equipment will be unaware of the issue, as mentioned it is only visible after Shot Blasting.

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For further details please do not hesitate to contact us.

INFO@STHP.CO.UK

WWW.STHELENSPLANT.CO.UK

01744 850 300

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About Lizzie Thomson

Lizzie Thomson has been part of St Helens Plant team for five years, working hand-in-hand with all divisions and management providing IT support, web development, SEO, sales and marketing for all aspects of St Helens Plant, associated companies and divisions.

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