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Northstar Believes in Women in Construction

Northstar Access believes in supporting women in construction, and especially in the scaffolding industry.  We are lucky to have quite a few very talent women on our teams across Canada. Women are no strangers to the construction and building industries, yet it’s not often you hear about women who work in scaffolding. However, more and […]

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Scaffold Inspections: The Vital Safety Measure

A scaffold inspection is a careful examination of any scaffold being erected or that has been erected to ensure that it is safe to work on for both the safety of construction workers and passers-by.  Keeping workers and bystanders safe on construction sites is paramount. That’s why an essential part of any scaffolding set-up procedure […]

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Winnipeg’s Annual Scaffold Safety Day

Northstar puts safety first! Our Winnipeg team recently held their Annual Scaffold Safety Day, a day in which the branch shuts down all yard and job site tasks to participate in extra safety training demonstrations and workshops – all for 8 hours of extra pay. This year we gathered a team of 24 participants and […]

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Featured Build: Slate Roof Scaffold Access

Our Toronto team took great pride in providing safe and reliable access to this multi-million dollar estate home located in Toronto, ON. This residential scaffold project involved a large-scale replacement and restoration of an old slate roof, over 8,000 square feet, in fact! Given the large project scope and tedious roof waterproofing process, the project […]

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Unique Scaffolding: Building a Theatre Stage

How do you build a theatre stage with scaffold? It’s not as simple as putting up some boards and calling it a day. You need a scaffold system that can support the weight of actors, musicians, and props. This past spring, in preparation for the highly anticipated upcoming production of Harry Potter and the Cursed […]

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Scaffold Enclosures & Wind Safety

Scaffold enclosures are used in a variety of situations and as the cold winter weather arrives here in Canada, more and more enclosures are being erected. Enclosing a scaffold structure offers protection from rain, snow and windchills for personnel, gear, and can prevent weather delays. But there are serious safety issues that need to be […]