Safway Group Innovative, Quality Solutions at the Lowest Installed Cost for Projects of Any Size and Scope

With more than 95 locations in the US and Canada, and a growing system of distributors worldwide, Safway Group companies deliver efficient, high-performance multiservice solutions, THE SMART WAY™, by collaborating, communicating and sharing resources.

Offering experience and expertise in access, scaffolding, insulation, fireproofing, surface preparation and coatings, Safway Group companies include CL Coatings, Industrial Coatings and Fireproofing (ICF), Redi Solutions, Safway Atlantic, Safway Services, Safway Services Canada, S&E Bridge & Scaffold, and Swing Staging.

Safway Group has the largest pool of engineering staff, an exclusive project management system, and an award-winning safety excellence record. The company offers a full line of products and services companies that design and implement innovative, quality solutions at the lowest installed cost for projects of any size and scope, and has been an industry leader since 1936.

With tight deadlines, quick turnarounds and safe jobsites as a priority, Safway offers a complete package of products and services to handle your next scheduled outage, emergency work or routine maintenance project from start to finish, and has the experience to handle your next hydrocarbon and petrochemical project. Having serviced some of the largest refineries in North America, Safway is an expert in providing refinery access, including access on fluid catalytic cracking units (FCCU).

Versatile scaffold systems for the hydrocarbons industry

Safway’s Systems™ scaffold is one of the most versatile scaffold systems available. Systems allows the connection of horizontals at 360 degrees around the post. Its fast erection and dismantle time can help reduce your labour and materials cost, especially during costly turnarounds, as well as reduce workers’ exposure to hazards.

Due to its versatility, Systems scaffold is extremely efficient at being erected quickly around vessels, including cat crackers (FCCU), tanks and storage systems, allowing work to progress at any level.

Proving strength and reliability for power work, Systems has passed all seismic qualification tests of Class 1E equipment in May 2010, and is in full compliance with ANSI and IEEE standard 344-1987. The scaffold’s seismic test input was 10% greater than any other known seismic qualification test of scaffold in its class.

Scaffold management system

In addition to Safway’s experienced project managers who have been on numerous jobsites and experienced a number of timetable challenges, the company offers the Safway Tracking System (STS), an exclusive scaffold management system that captures and generates real-time data about your project’s equipment, labour and productivity.

The STS system takes project information and transforms it into valuable reports on your use of scaffold, including:

  • On-site scaffold productivity
  • Types of scaffold used and where
  • Scaffold location
  • Total man hours / employees’ daily time
  • Total scaffold cost per area
  • Scaffold erection duration

With clear, visible reporting, you are ensured the most effective use of your jobsite’s scaffolding and labour.

Advanced scaffold training programmes

Safway believes that all accidents are preventable. In order to enforce this philosophy, Safway offers one of the most advanced training programmes designed to meet OSHA’s competent person requirement. The company’s national team of dedicated safety professionals helps ensure that safety comes first with behaviour-based processes that consistently reinforce safety.

All of Safway’s training, safety seminars and literature materials are designed to comply with current OSHA, Cal / OSHA and OH&S regulations. Taking safety to the next level, Safway is the only company with its own scaffold training school, the Safway Training University. More than 35,000 employees, customers and competitors have been trained by Safway’s group of scaffold specialists.

In many situations, Safway can dedicate a site safety professional to your jobsite. As an expert in safety, health and environmental policies, your site safety professional can assist field management with onsite safety programmes and ensure compliance with site safety and government regulations, such as OSHA, Cal / OSHA and OH&S. Safway’s site safety professionals receive specialised training and support from the corporate safety staff. Site safety training encompasses various areas from job position and task training, to customer support, protocols and jobsite paperwork.

Scaffold products for the hydrocarbons industry

Beyond all of the services offered to complete your job safely, on time and on budget, Safway has the products to get jobs done efficiently. In addition to the Systems scaffold, Safway offers a full range of products for rental and sale, including:

  • Systems™ scaffold
  • Sectional scaffold
  • SafLock™ system
  • Suspended scaffold
  • QuikDeck™ suspended access system
  • SafMax® scaffold
  • Tube and clamp scaffold
  • Shoring
  • Motorised ground-based products (including personnel / material hoists and lifts)
  • Insulation services
  • Coating services

No matter the project, including those tight deadlines and quick turnarounds, Safway has the services and products to handle your hydrocarbon and petrochemical access challenges.

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Press Release

Safway Awarded OSHA VPP Star Status at Phillips 66 Alliance Refinery

The Safway Services team at the Phillips 66 Alliance Refinery in Belle Chasse, La., has been recognised by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and approved for participation in the Star Voluntary Protection Programme (VPP).

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Petrochemical and Refining Solutions for Access, Insulation and Coatings

Safway is experienced in and around the petrochemical and refining industry. By combining our expertise in access, fireproofing, insulation and coatings, we will work with you THE SMART WAY™, developing high-performance multiservice solutions to increase safety and productivity.

Safway Services, LLC

Scotia-Glenville Industrial Park

Building 406



New York

United States of America

+1 518 381 6000

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Press Release

28 February 2016

Safway is celebrating 80 Years Strong on Monday 29 February. This milestone anniversary would be remarkable, based on just the length of time alone.

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3 December 2015

Safway Services has been recognised for its outstanding safety practices by Consigli Construction Co., one of the Boston area's leading commercial construction firms, on the basis of Safway's strong safety culture and rock-solid execution.

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16 November 2015

The Safway Services team at the Phillips 66 Alliance Refinery in Belle Chasse, La., has been recognised by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and approved for participation in the Star Voluntary Protection Programme (VPP).

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8 April 2015

Safway Group will be exhibiting at Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) 2015 at NRG Park, Houston, Texas, US, from 4-7 May.

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28 August 2014

Safway's proprietary QuikDeck suspended access system has won the 2014 Téchne Prize for Technological Innovation in Civil Construction.

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29 May 2014

This year, during the National Occupational and Process Safety Conference, 14 - 15 May, four Safway Group refinery crews were presented with the Merit Safety Award from the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) association.

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3 April 2013

Safway has released a free white paper on Hydrocarbons Technology detailing its petrochemical and refining solutions for maintenance, turnarounds, capital work and emergencies.

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22 March 2013

Safway a full-service scaffold, access and insulation company, is exhibiting at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) 2013 at Reliant Park, Houston, Texas, US, on 6-9 May 2013.

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15 January 2013

In a move to enhance its position in the New York metro area and expand its expertise and offerings in motorised access solutions, Safway Group is announcing the acquisition of the assets of Swing Staging, Inc. and related companies - including Twin & Swing Scaffolding, Inc., Specialty Access Systems, LLC, Long Island City Trucking Corporation, and Scaffold King Inc. (collectively 'Swing Staging'). The assets, including equipment, inventory and brand name of Swing Staging have been transferred to Swing Staging, LLC, a new Safway Group business entity.

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11 October 2012

In a move to further strengthen its position as a multi-service industrial services provider offering scaffolding, insulation and painting (SIP), Safway Group is announcing the acquisition of North American Coatings (NAC) and its family of companies - including CL Coatings, Industrial Coatings & Fireproofing (ICF) and SEI Coatings - which specialise in the application of high-performance coatings throughout the petrochemical, pharmaceutical, power, refining, marine, manufacturing, transportation and commercial construction industries.

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8 August 2012

Safway Services is introducing a new Systems™ steel sand blast plank developed to reduce debris accumulation on walking surfaces.

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2 July 2012

Based on excellent performance, productivity and safety throughout 2011, which included zero OSHA recordable incidents, Safway Services has been named the 2011 Large Contractor of the Year at the Valero Benicia Refinery in Benicia, California, US.

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18 June 2012

Safway Services has launched its new Spanish-language website to better serve Spanish-speaking clients worldwide.

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6 June 2012

The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) association has presented Safway Services with five Contractor Merit Safety Awards at the 2012 Safety Awards Reception and Banquet, held in Helotes, Texas.

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11 April 2012

Safway Services LLC, a leader in scaffolding and access solutions, has announced that Bill Hayes will become president, COO and a director of Safway Services LLC, reporting to Marc Wilson, chief executive officer.

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10 April 2012

Safway Services will attend two Texas-based industry conferences, The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) and The Reliability and Maintenance Conference, this spring.

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9 February 2012

It's a given. When the heart of a refinery stops beating, everyone is focused on the schedule. Millions in lost production are counted on a daily basis. One hour or one day - more or less - can have a huge impact.

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21 December 2011

Safway Services has announced the acquisition of Waco Scaffolding & Equipment, a major provider of scaffolding and access equipment and services.

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31 October 2011

In a move to increase insulation capabilities nationwide, Safway Services has announced the formation of an insulation solutions team, based out of a new facility in Pasadena, Texas.

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2 October 2011

NAES Corporation, a broad-based provider of services to the energy industry, has announced that it has entered into a preferred vendor agreement with Safway Services.

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11 August 2011

The National Petrochemical & Refiners Association (NPRA) presented Safway Services with 11 Meritorious Safety Performance Awards at the 2011 NPRA Safety Awards Banquet, held 11 May at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas. "To receive 11 safety awards for our work at 11 dif

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11 May 2011

In a move to further strengthen its expertise in metropolitan high-rise scaffolding and access solutions, Safway Services has announced the acquisition of Atlantic Hoisting & Scaffolding, a leader and the largest provider of scaffolding and hoisting solutions in the New York City area.

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Safway Services, LLC

Scotia-Glenville Industrial Park

Building 406



New York

United States of America

David Demorest +1 518 381 6000

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