40 years driven by safety – the history of Scafftag

  • 30 Nov 2022

Clear visibility of any equipment’s inspection and safety status at the point of use, with the ability to immediately leave that asset, in prohibition, by simply removing the insert. That has been for 40 years, and still is, Scafftag’s core value proposal to businesses worldwide.

Scafftag was founded in 1982 in a house in Barry, Wales. The aim – to start providing scaffolding safety solutions for oil & gas companies, with just two people and contractors.

After 40 years of continuous evolution, Scafftag moves into a new facility, which enables a dramatic increase in production capabilities. This includes new flatbed printers, laser engravers, screen printing and RFID programming capabilities.

More production capacity, and more options to customise popular equipment safety solutions enable Scafftag to optimally respond to the needs of a growing number of customers. Simply branding an insert and holder with your logo and running your company colours throughout make it notable on site that the equipment is yours.


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Scafftag’s solutions build trust and are now regarded by many as ‘best practice’ or the benchmark set, to work to. They build trust that equipment has been inspected or tested as it should be. Trust that it is in good working order and should function correctly when used properly. Trust that equipment has been inspected by experienced and competent professionals.

Over these 40 years, Scafftag has earnt the status of a trusted supplier of solutions that deliver what they promise. The company is both grateful and proud that relationships forged in 1982 continue to this day, along with many new customers who trust Scafftag to support their equipment safety management.


With 40 years of collective experience, Scafftag works closely with customers and offers valuable support to achieve workplace safety goals. Being able to send everyone home safely after a day’s work depends on many factor. Scafftag makes sure that equipment safety is one of its customers’ strongest safety pillars.


Working with customers, solving and anticipating equipment safety needs in line with evolving legislation, enables Scafftag to continuously create new and relevant solutions.

The company has the ability to customise any tag and holder to make it specific for any asset or work area. Scafftag introduced SafeTrak software to streamline inspections and manage assets on site. This stops the need for double entry of site inspections & making reporting up to principal contractors/clients very efficient. The SafeTrak system is also now available in an app, keeping all the functionality and enabling simpler on-site management.


In this volatile global economy, Scafftag decisively invests in the future of workplace safety and in solutions for customers. Backed worldwide by the Brady Corporation, Scafftag continues to expand its manufacturing capabilities and production machinery, doubling its capacity at the Barry facility and bringing much of the production in-house.

By combining the latest in print technology with equipment safety insights, curated for almost half a century, Scafftag is ready to support your workplace safety for another 40 years and more.

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