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 (

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.

Andrew Wotherspoon

Design Engineer

Andrew started with Turner Access in 2017 after working for a temporary works service provider. Previously, he held a role for 6 years working in the Oil & Gas industry. His current role includes completing project designs for contract applications as well as supporting the factory and carrying out other engineering projects. For scaffold design enquiries, email Andrew.