Tag Archives: New South Wales

Skywalkers – Why you should leave it to the experts


Young man hospitalised from fall from scaffolding, was taking a “selfie”

A YOUNG man who was left seriously injured after he fell from scaffolding in Shepton Mallet last week was “larking around”, said police.

Inspector Mark Nicholson said the man, who was with a friend, had been trying to take a photo of himself at a “silly height” when he plunged as much as 25ft.

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Clucking Shunts


Clucking Shunts:

The Search…
For The Back-Up Holy Grail

“Be thou my Guardian and my Guide,
And hear me when I call;
Let not my slippery footsteps slide,
And hold me lest I fall.”
Isaac Williams, 1802-65

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Passing IRATA Level 2 Course

Matty Etcell

Congratulations to Matty Etcell on passing his IRATA level 2 course this week! Also a big warm welcome back to the team following his stint down in  the country town of Wagga Wagga!

Scaffold Company boss wants ex-forces to join climb to success


A Scaffold company boss in Gloucestershire is looking to boost his workforce by recruiting former military personnel.

Carl Fallon, managing director of MG Scaffolding in Cheltenham, said he was looking for disciplined workers that could apply skills they had picked up in the armed forces and climb their way up the scaffolding trade.

The Scaffold company is looking for trainee scaffold operatives who have the potential to progress as well as HGV drivers to drive its fleet of vehicles.

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Famous Ex Scaffolders

Paul Hogan (Film Star)

paul-hogan-crocodile-dundeeThe former pool lifeguard, union organizer and Sydney Harbour Bridge scaffolder who stumbled onto the telly in 1972 when his workmates dared him to enter a talent show.

That character (who never wore a suit save in jest; who talked, Hogan said, “like the guys down at the pub”; and who could spot a poser a mile off) was assertively working-class, unashamedly Australian, and enormously popular. As Hoges the footy-loving pub philosopher of The Paul Hogan Show, and as Michael J. “Crocodile” Dundee, the bushman who conquers New York with a grin, a “G~day” and a big knife, Paul Hogan made himself into an emblem of Australianness–and sold it to the world.

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