Access Design & Safety Ltd

  • The Design Studio
  • 1 Parsons Street
  • Dudley
  • West Midlands
  • United Kingdom
  • DY1 1JJ (map)

  • Tel: 01384 459090
  • Fax: 01384 242650
  • Website:

Scaffolding Design

Scaffolding Design

Access Design & Safety Ltd use the latest CAD, Frame Analysis and Wind Load Analysis software to produce accurate and detailed design drawings and calculations for:-
•False Work

Our scaffold design drawings are produced in full colour, in sizes ranging from A4 to A0. The drawings can be plotted in house, or sent electronically in secure .pdf format. The designs can also be customised to show customers own branding and details.

With over 95 years of industry experience between our lead engineers, we have provided design work for the following industry sectors:-
•New Construction
•Network Rail & London Underground (Producing Form C, for submission)
•Off Shore
•Power Generation &  Line Crossing
•Airline Maintenance

Scaffolding Systems

At Access Design & Safety Ltd we have experience of designing in most scaffold and formwork  systems, including:-
•Tube and Fittings (steel and aluminium)
•Easyfix/Readylok Transom
•Combisafe UBIX Roof
•Altrad Plettac
•Entrepose Multicrab

Formwork & False work Systems
•A Plant Coplanar

Design Checking

At Access Design & Safety Ltd we can also independently check drawings and calculations produced by other designers to meet the requirements of a Category 2 (CAT II) or Category 3 (CAT III) design check. These are frequently required as part of a Network Rail design.

Pull Testing

Pull Testing

Pull Testing

Access Design & Safety Ltd are associate members of the Construction Fixings Association (CFA) and are approved as pull testers for the following categories:-
•Scaffold Anchors
•General Purpose Anchors
•Seasonal Decoration Anchors

We can provide pull testing up to 125 kN in house.

We carry out preliminary tests to establish suitability of the structure (substrate) to be fixed to and the type of anchor required as well as proof tests for pre-installed anchors.

Our testers are trained, approved and regulated by the CFA. 

Our testing equipment is calibrated annually and maintained to the highest standards.

All pull tests are followed up with a full written report and photographs.

Where required, we will provide our own access to the work (i.e. aluminium tower or MEWP) for preliminary testing.

Before carrying out any testing, the work is accessed and the customer issued with a full risk assessment and method statement.

Anchors and Scaffold Ties

We work closely with a leading independent supplier of general purpose and scaffold anchors and tying systems.

We offer expert advice on the type and number of anchors for a project. We can calculate the number of ties required.

Generally, we can have these delivered to your offices or project next day.

Tagging and Signage Solutions

We provide a range of cost effective safety tags for scaffolding, associated items and general purpose safety signage. These include:-
•Scaffold Tagging
•Aluminium Tower Tagging
•Ladder Tagging
•Safety Harness Tagging
•Safe Weight Load (SWL) boards
•Warning Signs (‘Danger Men Working Overhead’ etc)

Our scaffold tagging system is sold in individual items. We recognise that stocks of tag holders and tags become in balanced so we offer flexibility to our customers by selling as many or as little of the individual components as required.

We can supply a range of tags to suit other applications, please contact us for further details.

We can arrange to have your tags personalised with your company logo, contact details or any information you may wish to put onto a tag.

Support resources

Call Applegate +44 (0)345 600 7177 AS