Technical Access Services releases new scaffolding solution

Technical Access Systems new Eco DeckTechnical Access Services' new Eco-DeckUAE-based scaffolding and access solutions provider Technical Access Services (TAS) has released its new Eco-Deck, which it states its customers will find more economic and efficient

Designed for the oil and gas, as well as power and construction industries, the aluminium decking system promises quicker, more efficient assembly thanks to the fact it consists of just two parts: panel and prop.

TAS managing director Craig W Miller said, "It’s an advanced aluminium support system and because it’s aluminium it’s easier to construct, it’s easier to erect physically, and obviously it’s very high quality."

Eco-Deck’s design has allowed for significantly more space below and among the decking, which in turn can be used for more storage or simply more space around on the site while the structure it is supporting cures.

TAS is only eight years old but already has over 800 personnel, offices across the UAE, and Miller is confident in the company’s ability to provide quality, safe, and technical scaffolding solutions.

Although the company is experiencing a push towards construction work, the oil and gas sector still makes up the bulk of its business at approximately 70 per cent, a figure which Miller believes will remain steady for the next five years.

The biggest of its clients in that field is Lamprell, based predominately in Hamriyah Port, Sharjah, UAE, where it works primarily on rig repair and new builds. With hundreds of workers active in constructing large complex structures, it is no surprise that safety is key to both the decking supplier and the client. 

When asked about the company’s main priority Miller was quick to underline the importance of safety.

"Our safety record is exemplary and we just expanded our safety department," commented Miller. "We invest heavily in safety; it’s one key area that we take very seriously and we probably have a better track record than our peers."

He added, "Our safety record is excellent, our technical ability is excellent and that’s how we sell."

Being a young yet confident business, TAS has big plans for the future of the company. Plans are already under way to move beyond the UAE and open a new office in Singapore by the end of 2014. 

Looking further ahead, Miller said he would like to see regional offices established in both Qatar and Oman over the next decade.

"When we kicked off eight years ago we were not taken too seriously with them [multinational scaffolding companies]," Miller said. "Now we’re taken very seriously, because they see us as a real rival and because we’re smaller we’re more dynamic and quicker to make decisions."

He concluded, "Yes, there are multinational companies out there, but we are now on a par with them."

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