GKR scaffolding trialling sustainable workwear and recyclable sheeting

GKR is trialling sustainable workwear for operatives and management whilst working on the Euston Station Redevelopment for HS2 as part of its drive to be a more sustainable business. The ECOVIS products supplied for the HS2 orange reflective workwear is made from recycled materials derived from clothing and follows a process that converts the material […]

GKR Shortlisted for Specialist Contractor of the Year

GKR has been shortlisted for Specialist Contractor of the Year at the 2022 Construction News Awards. The Construction News Awards are the principal awards for the construction industry and GKR are delighted to be recognised amongst many of our own clients. This year GKR is the only scaffolding contractor to have been shortlisted throughout the […]

GKR announced as Construct Zero Business Champions!

GKR are Construct Zero Business Champions!   We have been recognised as an ambassador to decrease our carbon usage to become Net Zero Carbon by 2023.  Out of the 9 ConstructZero priorities, our priorities are:  Transport – moving to zero emission vehicles and plant. Using low carbon modes of transport in readiness for zero emission vehicles.  Buildings – enhancing the energy performance of our buildings. Construction activities – implementing carbon measurements to enable our activities to […]

GKR Scaffolding achieve FORS Gold

Only 5% of FORS accredited operators achieve Gold status and after working towards this standard since achieving FORS Silver, GKR has been accredited with FORS Gold. FORS Gold recognises exceeding industry standards in operating, management and environmental controls. As well as highlighting those that are achieving and creating new standards within the industry. The construction […]

Apprenticeships at GKR Scaffolding

Trying to find a job that suits you after leaving school is difficult, the traditional 9-5 desk job isn’t for everyone. For those who thrive in a practical hands-on environment, in a demanding yet rewarding sector, scaffolding might just be for you. Our scaffold apprenticeship programme is the perfect opportunity to earn while you learn […]

We’re now Carbon Neutral, with a Net Zero Carbon roadmap

GKR Scaffolding has become the first scaffolding specialist to become Carbon Neutral after introducing a number of sustainability measures including moving their entire fleet to HVO fuel. The business has been working with Engie to fully audit their carbon footprint and put in place a robust roadmap to become Net Zero Carbon by December 2023. […]

GKR maintains FORS Silver as it works towards Gold

Following on from another successful audit, GKR has maintained its FORS Silver accreditation and is working towards the Gold standard for its fleet.  The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is a voluntary scheme that promotes working to standards above best practice for commercial vehicle operators.  It promotes and accredits based on high standards in safety, efficiency and environmental protection.  This time the audit included additional requirements, including […]

Construction News Awards 2020 win

GKR has won the Health, Safety & Wellbeing Excellence award at this year’s Construction News Awards. The award entry this year focussed on GKR’s cultural drive to improve psychological safety with the “Speak Up’ campaign. High performing teams record making more mistakes, including in safety, as they can openly learn from them. High levels of […]

Engineering Lead Returns to GKR to Advance Design Capabilities

Lachezar Slavchev is returning to GKR Scaffolding to help grow the in-house Design Engineering team. He will lead the engineering strategy as Consultant Engineer, supporting Managing Director, Neil Rowswell, and the operations team in a period of transformation. GKR Scaffolding has realigned its overall business strategy in response to the industry Roadmap for Recovery from […]

Your mental wellbeing during lockdown

As the lockdown continues, so does the pressure on our own and our family’s mental health. Regardless of whether you are furloughed, working from home or go out to work, the extraordinary circumstances we are now living with can create anxiety, sleepless nights and can leave you feeling low. Remember to check in on each other. […]