• Nash Peake Works,Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 5BT England

Rafferty’s Trainee Steeplejack Achieves Top Awards

Last night saw the Steeplejack & Lightning Protection Training Group awards ceremony in which Peter Nuthall, one of Rafferty’s trainee steeplejacks, achieved two prestigious awards. Peter has been with the company for over three years and has attended the National Construction College at Bircham Newton to qualify as a steeplejack. Peter won the Bert Bird Award for best portfolio and the Barry Congreave Trophy for best overall achiever. The picture below shows Carl Woodroffe, Contracts Director of Rafferty’s, presenting the awards to Peter.

The directors of Rafferty’s are immensely proud of Peter’s achievements which are a testament to his character and work ethic. We would like to wish him all the very best in his chosen career and look forward to working with him in the future.

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GMP Museum Contract Awarded

Rafferty Steeplejacks have been awarded a contract to carry out the complete refurbishment of a 27m high brick chimney at the Greater Manchester Police Museum in Central Manchester. The works will include the following;

  • Installation of safety fan deck scaffolding directly above roof level to protect members of the public in the event of falling debris.
  • Installation of multi-lift scaffolding throughout the full height of the chimney above roof level. The multi-lift scaffold arrangement will be fully enclosed using Monarflex sheeting.
  • Cutting out and replacing approximately 60 No. spalled bricks on all elevations.
  • Raking out and re-pointing of all mortar joints throughout the full height of the chimney on all elevations.
  • Repairs to the chimneys stone head and replacement of existing steel retaining band at the termination point.
  • Design & installation of a new lightning protection system to comply with BS EN 62305:2006.

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