Design Support

Design Support is a critical element of our sales and service package. We are committed to providing innovation in all aspects of our business; from manufacturing and continuous product development, to delivering innovation in scaffold application design, ensuring the highest safety standards are achieved.

Our scaffold design team has experience within a number of industry sectors worldwide, including the general construction market, scaffold applications onshore and offshore within the oil and gas industry, petrochemical and renewable energy sectors.


Product Design and Development

Our commitment to provide safer and more efficient scaffolding and access product solutions is backed by a highly experienced research, product design and development team.

Our scaffold designers have been involved in numerous projects over the years to ensure continuous product improvement. Our most recent project includes the development of a composite deck option.

For more information email our Product Development Team (productdevelopment@turner-access.co.uk)


Application Design

Our experience across several industry sectors and the knowledge gained over the years puts us in the best position to offer customers the most appropriate design solution. Our scaffold designers work closely with our contracts estimator, surveyor and scaffold supervisors to ensure designs meet the customers’ requirements.

Application design takes a number of factors into consideration:

• Materials used – considering where cost efficiencies can be gained e.g. larger bay sizes if appropriate

• Site conditions

• System of work / erect and dismantle

• Client’s schedule

An application design starts with a site visit and comprehensive site survey. From there, the design and calculations are prepared using AutoCAD software. Drawings are then communicated to the client and on approval, the scaffold works commence.

From initial client meeting, to design, assembly, handover and dismantle, we aim to always engage with our customers and partners in a professional manner, ensuring communication is clear and consistent.

To see some of our previous design applications, visit Case Studies.

Our Design Team


Responsible for producing detailed scaffold designs and load calculations for contract applications, supporting the factory and carrying out other engineering projects.

Our scaffold designers work closely with the contract scaffolding team and sales & marketing departments, often liaising directly with clients to ensure the appropriate design solution is delivered.

Jennifer Keenan

Design Engineer


Jennifer joined Turner Access in October 2018 after working as a scaffold designer for 5½ years with an independent engineering consultancy. She has been involved in numerous commercial and industrial projects.

Gavin Campbell

Design Engineer


Gavin joined Turner Access in August 2019. He has over 22 years experience in scaffold design, having previously worked with major scaffolding/industrial services contractors and also in his own design consultancy.