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SCA Group Secure Industrial Coatings Contract at Battersea Power Station

SCA Groups Industrial Coatings Division are extremely proud to have successfully demonstrated capability and expertise in working within sensitive environments, SCA Group tendered for the exposed steel work contract at Battersea Power Station development supporting the main contractor responsible, SCA Demonstrated a collaborative working attitude providing an onsite Division to respond to the daily task of returning the buildings steelwork back to a visually satisfying condition and protecting the main structure for its new residents upon completion. SCA Industrial Coatings hold a portfolio of Heritage Refurbishment –

SCA Group Secure UVDB B2 Audit Status

SCA Group have been a long serving member of Achilles RISQS serving the rail industry with Scaffold/Industrial Coatings and Rope Access Services.

Now having undergone the UVDB audit we are proud to announce we are now UVDB B2 audit verified allowing us to enter the Utility Sector with client confidence and to extend our capability with far more depth, having already serviced selected clients within this industry we can now reach out to the main utility operators enabling them to utilise an already proven service delivery partner in our areas of expertise.

SCA Industrial Services setting new standards within the industry!

SCA Industrial Services are setting new standards across the U.K.

The award of works at new sites across the U.K. has been down to the collaborative working attitude and can do approach from an establish industrial management team.

Having been presented with Industrial Coating issues by the client SCA Group overcame and provided a Rope Access Paint team to recoat a number of structures and from there were invited to tender for access scaffold services at the plant.

Following a tender process SCA Group were successful and awarded the scaffold services demonstrating our commitment to Health and Safety, our ability to work in extremely sensitive environments and that our staff are professional and competent individuals.

SCA Group were praised for the standard of scaffold received and that it had now elevated the plants expectations based on what it had historically received.

Mark McHale Industrial Operations Director Comments,

“We hope this is the start to of a new relationship with one of the leading Petroleum handling companies in the world where further opportunities will see a full SCA Industrial multidiscipline service offering, the industry is in need for a Quality and Client focused provider”

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Portsmouth Eastern Road Bridge Handed Back

In March 2017 SCA Group were engaged as a multi discipline subcontractor to deliver the Eastern Road Bridge project working collaboratively with the main contractor, having been a close partner on previous complex projects SCA Group were selected to help provide Scaffolding Containment and Industrial Coating services.

SCA Group were selected by 2 of the 3 tendering contractors to provide the partnering package and supported both to provide a different but equally very high standard of proposal.

The project involved floating scaffold materials to the bridge during tidal periods on barges, erecting and then containing the bridge structure using shrink wrap containment.

Following full containment SCA conducted a full blast and Coating application to provide a 20+ year life and now we can be seen on our final departure all loaded and back to port!

A complex but successful project and a great example of collaborative working with client and Contractors!

We don’t believe projects can be delivered successfully any other way.

Embankment Remedial Construction Works – Rail

SCA Group have been providing Infrastructure support services to the Rail industry for many years, with an ever growing service offering SCA increased it’s provision further on the request of one of its major clients.

Currently providing,

Scaffold Access
Industrial Painting
Rope Access and Vegetation services
Survey Services
Welfare Support

To add to this offering SCA Group are now conducting embankment remedial solutions to prevent embankment failures by means of constructed Drainage solutions for the client.

This offering now means that SCA Group can provide a Turnkey Solution – Vegetation Clearance followed by Survey service of the effected area and then provide the remedial solution to avoid future incidents.

SCA Group Wins Gold RoSPA Award

The SCA Group is proud to announce that we have achieved a Gold Award in the prestigious annually run scheme by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

The RoSPA Awards Scheme is currently celebrating 60 years of presenting highly-regarded and sought after accolades to businesses and organisations which have displayed a significant commitment to accident prevention and the avoidance of ill-health.

Through the scheme, which is open to businesses of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas, awards are made on a Gold, Silver, Bronze and Merit basis, and are a recognition of a company’s occupational health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.

The head of RoSPA’s awards and events, Julia Small, commented that “To win an award at a highly-regarded event such as RoSPA Awards is a huge achievement for all of our winners. It recognizes their commitment to maintaining an excellent health and safety record and raises the bar for other organisations to aspire to. We offer them our congratulations”.

The Gold Award achieved by the SCA Group is testament to our Health & Safety Manager, Garry Dow, and all of our Senior Management for implementing Garry’s procedures and systems, and taking on board his action plans and visions for the company’s safety management.

Managing Director, Lee Bennett, couldn’t praise Garry enough when asked about SCA achieving the award. He said “For a company of our size and stature, and moreover as a new entrant to the RoSPA scheme, this achievement is unbelievable, and will take our business to a whole new level. Garry has now set the bar for Health & Safety exceptionally high and I know he is the man to keep it there. From all at SCA we extend him our thanks and congratulations”.

For more information about the RoSPA Awards you can visit their website at


SCA Rope Access Embankment Excavation Programme

SCA are highly experienced in minor or major vegetation management / embankment works, by being a fully approved IRATA rope access member we ensure our access staff are working to the latest industry standards and equipment, complying with all IRATA guidelines also internally sponsored and fully qualified to work trackside with sentinel certification.

SCA Group were asked to provide a system to extract a large volume of materials causing portal pressure and clear the portal areas from vegetation and debris that could fall down the embankment.

SCA Group immediately applied suction excavation which enabled a team of men to extract 10 tonne of materials without impacting the operating main line below, by working day and night SCA Group were able to clear all vegetation/complete all scaling/excavate materials from behind the portal parapet all completed 30m down at the bottom of the embankment.

SCA Group completed 4 portal heads reducing the parapet loadings on budget and in programme and eliminating any portal failures.


SCA Group Newsletter – January 2016

Welcome to our latest Newsletter and a very happy New Year to everyone. We hope you had an enjoyable Christmas period and a fantastic New Year!

We are proud to introduce our latest Newsletter and we hope you enjoy it. It’s been an exceptionally busy few months for SCA with new divisions, new projects and new members of staff just a few of the highights, and we are delighted to share our achievements with you.

Please download the PDF to read all about our company and how proud we are of it.

Thanks for looking!


Focus on SCA Site Services

The SCA Group can offer a Multi-Disciplined Site Services provision for Single Source Management in fixed site locations across the UK.

SCA’s dedicated Site Services management team have worked extremely hard to be able to offer an all-encompassing solution to the management of multiple trades in a wide variety of locations, and with an unlimited combination of services. Our wide and varied skill set allows us to present to the client a professional solution to all manner of problems, catering for a range of requirements, strategically designed to offer a full package that ensures continuous site operations and minimal disruption to ongoing productivity or performance.

The cost and time saving benefits of single management are obvious, and SCA have created a service proposition that can cover multiple trades to successfully harness these advantages, and deliver to the client a package that achieves ultimate goals, improved efficiency, project completion, and / or higher standards of safety and workmanship.

With permanent offices in the North (Scunthorpe) and South of the country (Bournemouth), and satellite set-ups in between, SCA offer true UK-wide coverage for all of our main service capabilities – industrial coatings, rope access, specialist access and containment, as well as many, many more associated trades. Packages are delivered on an individual trade basis, or as a Multi Discipline offering, all determined by the nature of the contract or ongoing works.

Some of the specific trades that SCA can offer include:

  • Industrial surface preparation and coating
  • Brickwork repairs
  • Geotechnical Services
  • Offshore facility maintenance
  • Confined Space working
  • Landscaping, Devegetation and Arboricultural Services
  • Commercial access scaffolding
  • Electrical and Mechanical Facility maintenance
  • Specialist Containment and Weather Protection

So if there is a stretch of railway line that needs tending to due to overgrowth of surrounding greenery, or a cliff face that needs protection from landslips or falling debris, or an industrial facility that is in need of a maintenance service provider, we have the skills, qualifications and expertise to create the perfect solution for you.

We can combine all or some of our trades to tailor-make a solution for the management of a fixed site location, utilising experienced and qualified supervision and technicians to carry out specialised access or surface preparation activities for example. These provisions lend themselves perfectly to repair and refurbishment, or protective services, to name a few, and can create the perfect solution for your needs.

All of our operatives not only cover the access, servicing or coating of various on-site assets, structures, or buildings, but can also provide general maintenance or upkeep of the surroundings. This would generally take the form of devegetation activities, repointing brickwork, blockwork or stonework, tree removal, and everything else in between where due care and attention is required to ensure operations continue efficiently on site.

The SCA Group is Link-Up approved, are full members of the NASC, and has achieved IRATA membership. This gives the company strength and suitability to working in testing and potentially dangerous environments such as on the country’s network of railway lines and stations. All operatives are trained and highly skilled to various qualifications, such as PTS and ICATS, meaning we have confidence knowing we could be your next partnered contractor, and the only one you will ever need again.


SCA Group Unveil New Managing Director

The SCA Group are both proud, and slightly saddened for different reasons, to announce the arrival of a new Managing Director, who will take charge of the next phase of  the company’s future. Whilst this may seem to be something of a new direction for the business, it’s not exactly ‘out with the old and in with the new’, more a refreshed outlook from a familiar face, and a guiding hand from the most experienced of heads.

From the 1st June 2015, existing Commercial Director, Lee Bennett, will formally adopt the role of Managing Director, inheriting the reins from existing MD, Steve King. Steve has been the very heartbeat of the business since its inception in the early nineties, and his devotion and passion for the business has been central to its successes to date. But Steve now feels that the time is right to take a ‘backwards’ step and fill the role of Chairman, leaving him time to spend with his young family (like Granddaughter Ella, pictured), whilst retaining an avid interest in the key decisions and long term strategy of the Group.

From the outset, Steve and Lee have been on a hugely successful journey, turning a very modest scaffold firm into a national concern, well respected in the industry, and an employer of more than one hundred and fifty people. Central to the rise of the business, Steve and Lee have gone from scaffolding and lorry driving, to key figures in securing partnerships with BAE Systems and the A&P Group – a meteoric rise, and a huge testament to their work ethic and how highly they are regarded in the industry.

Since then, the business has never looked back and continues to be hugely successful, with Steve at the helm, admirably supported by Lee. The ethics that the company was founded upon and which have served them so well continue to be at the heart of the business, which was always part of Steve’s early vision – rewarding hard work, an unwavering approach to health and safety, a high standard of workmanship and professionalism, and an unquenchable thirst to expand and diversify. All of which have led to the SCA Group as it is known and respected today.

Steve and Lee can now proudly boast a true multi-disciplined company, with service capabilities a million miles away from the company’s original beginnings. The company operates in most of the UK’s shipyards (a goal established by the Directors in the early days), and carries out commercial services on a national and international basis. Working on ships, bridges, railways and roads alike, with a highly diverse customer base, and a safe, professional, innovative approach, the Group is everything the Directors wanted it to be all of those years ago.

Steve will now hand over the role of Managing Director to his friend and colleague Lee Bennett. Lee has been with Steve from the start and is a loyal advocate of the business – a partnership that has yielded so much success. Lee’s journey has mirrored that of the transformation of SCA, and much experience and respect has been gained along the way, and he is the perfect choice to take the business further forward, with Steve always close by for extra guidance and consultation.

Lee has lived and breathed scaffolding for much of his working life, and has always embraced Steve’s ambition and determination to succeed. He is equally as passionate about the business, for its success and its future, and is committed to carrying on Steve’s vision for the company – a vision that has served SCA admirably so far. Lee is also an academic, and a family man – two additional traits that confirm him as the right choice as Managing Director, and custodian of the future of the SCA Group.

And so it is with a huge amount of excitement that SCA looks forward to the next phase of the business’ development under the new management structure. As much as this is by no means a goodbye to Steve, all at SCA are indebted to him for the roles that they fulfil today, thanks to his determination for SCA from the start. Steve has not just created a business, but a family, and whilst he will be sorely missed, you can guarantee he will never be too far away from everything that takes place in the future.