The Manufacturers

The Advanced-Guard manufacturing facility was first established in 1878 as whitesmiths, blacksmiths and steel fabricators. Today, our modern, 22,000 sq ft, production facility features the most up-to-date engineering production equipment available, guaranteeing the uniformity and exacting quality we demand for Advanced-Guard's groundbreaking scaffolding guardrail system.

We are proud of the fact that our production base is still family run and owned, allowing us to keep a tight control over all aspects of the easy-Fit manufacturing process and, in turn, guarantee the safety of other families', construction site based, fathers and sons.

Whilst family run and managed, Advanced-Guard is part of a Group of companies with a turnover in excess of £100 million a year; allowing our customers to have absolute confidence in continuity of supply and ongoing support

The Founders

Mark Bowman

Studied engineering at Reading and Oxford before entering the construction and scaffold industry.

At 29, Mark formed his own company, designing and developing safety related products. He developed a reputation and became renowned for innovation and the ability to overcome almost any problem in his field.

Over the last 20 years he has helped shape his industry with scores of innovative ideas, products, registered designs and patents, taking them to markets throughout the world, with major successes in the Middle East and North America.

Mark has now come back into the scaffolding industry where he hopes to make an impact with a host of new products, the first of which is the typically groundbreaking Easy-Fit.

Keith Alexander

Keith is a fully qualified Health and Safety Advisor and is passionate about his work.

He has a wealth of experience with over 20 years in the construction sector and specialist knowledge in the scaffolding industry.

Prior to becoming a safety inspector, Keith was a fully qualified scaffolder, which gives him an in-depth, hands-on, knowledge of the scaffolding trade, including erecting and dismantling procedures, problems with equipment, use of safety harnesses and safety issues specific to the sector.

As an H&S Advisor, he has been involved in many accident investigations, relating to scaffolding, many major accidents and sadly, fatalities. It is no surprise, therefore, that he has extensive understanding of the reasons and route causes for accidents within the construction and scaffolding industry and is driven to improve safety standards for all concerned.

Keith firmly believes that Easy-Fit is a huge step forward in site safety and that it will prevent accidents and save lives.

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The System

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