Advanced Scaffolding (SW) ltd was Established in 1999, by Matt Bacon who was born in Exeter and has worked in the Scaffolding Industry since 1995 . He trained through the CITB training colleges at Erith and Bircham Newton to achieve Basic,Part 1, Part 2 and Advanced Scaffolding qualifications. 
Advanced Scaffolding (SW) Ltd employs 43 scaffolders and 2 apprentice's who all hold their CISRS Health and Safety Training cards as well as various degrees of scaffolding qualifications. 
We also hold the CHAPTER 8 STREETWORKS CERTIFICATES and are currently the only Company in the area who has scaffolders with CONFINED SPACES ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS and Supervisors with CONSTRUCTION SITE SUPERVISORS CARDS. 
Advanced Scaffolding (SW) ltd are North Devon's leading independent scaffolding contractor. We have the experience, equipment and professional training to meet all of our client’s demands whether the most simple domestic scaffolding needs or the largest commercial contract, we can help. 
Contact us now on 01271 321100 
Advanced Scaffolding (SW) ltd have extensive experience working on housing, domestic, industrial, schools, hospitals, sewage and MOD sites throughout Devon and Cornwall, no job is too big or too small including .... 
Vistry Partnerships 
Persimmon Homes 
Newland Homes 
Barratt Homes 
Redrow Homes 
Bloor homes 
McCarthy & Stone Retirement Lifestyles 
Elan Homes 
Dean & Dyball Construction 
Edmund Nuttall Ltd 
Pearce Construction 
Morgan Sindall 
NHS trusts 
NPS Homes 
Galliford Try 
Matt believes in supporting Local and National Charities and supports the Local Combe Martin Football Club and Barnstaple RFC who are at Nation 2 side. Nationally he supports the well deserved Troops fighting abroad through HELP THE HEROES. 
Advanced Scaffolding (SW) ltd are a trustworthy and reliable company and employ honest and hardworking members of staff who reflect this. We take on all kinds of work small private dwellings, large commercial developments, housing sites, underground/confined space works to industrial units. We have had extensive experience in all aspects of Scaffolding and I am confident in the service we can offer. 
We are in our second season supporting Barnstaple RFC who are currently competing in National 3 South. Matt is a keen rugby supportor and spent time playing for Barnstaple RFC and many years for his local club Ilfracombe RFC. 
We have designed a media platform for Barnstaple RFC allowing them to film arial footage for crucial match analysis. Advanced Scaffolding was delighted to be the Match Day sponsor for the first home game of the season for what was an enthralling, end to end match against seasoned Redruth culminating with Barnstaple walking away with a bonus point win. 
Advanced currently has 3 members of staff playing for Ilfracombe RFC, one of which is a player coach. We are pleased to support Ilfracombe Rugby Club helping the club with Insurance for its players. 


Taken from the North Devon Journal: 
Scaffold Firm Apprentices get safety Know-how 
Construction is no stranger to regulations. As well as knowing how to work safely, understanding the regulations can be a challenge in itself. Apprenticeships are one way of ensuring new entrants to the industry establish good habits from the start as well as improving their employers' ability to bid for more projects. 
Advanced Scaffolding (SW) Ltd, of Ilfracombe and Barnstaple currently employs three apprentices: two school leavers and a 21-year-old. 
The company works with the Construction Industry Training Board and the apprentices receive their training in Birmingham at one of the CITB's three national training colleges. 
Matt Bacon who started the company, was himself trained by CITB and sees advantages in training from many aspects. "The lads are learning about scaffolding every day and when they go away to college they get taught the new legislation. They learn exactly how it should be done," he said. 
Matt added that qualifications and knowledge of legislation are important, especially when working for the larger contractors. 
Some are wary of allowing under-18s on site for safety reasons and apprentices' training and qualifications can allay their concerns. 
The Company's ongoing training programme ensures that scaffolders have a thorough knowledge of all types of scaffolding and the current codes of practice. 
All Advanced's scaffolders hold Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme cards, which they are awarded after taking health and safety training tests. This training provides Advanced with greater, more versatile capabilities, enabling it to respond to customer requirements. The company is able to take on work for the MoD, housing associations and local authorities, and recently worked on Bideford College. It also equips it to compete with larger competitors from outside the area because it can comply with more health and safety requirements when bidding. 
Matt gave his reasons for employing apprentices as wanting to maintain as experienced workforce and taking on young people knowing that they are going to get something out of it. when asked what advice he had for others considering taking on apprentices, Matt said: "Don't rush into it thinking it's cheap labour. It's a big commitment but benefits will be long term. "I look after my staff and hope they return the favour.". 
Call Advanced Scaffolding (SW) ltd on Barnstaple 01271 321100 
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