About Us

PHD Access is an international award-winning scaffolding and access provider, with a strong focus on delivering innovative solutions that exceed client expectations. In our 35 plus years experience, we have worked on bespoke and high-end projects in the UK, Ireland, Denmark, Dubai and the Bahamas.

Vision, Values and Purpose

We’re not just a scaffolding and access provider; we’re architects of a transformative future in construction. We’re on a mission to redefine industry standards and create a legacy of excellence.

Our commitment goes beyond actions; it’s about building lasting connections and championing inclusivity, safety, and sustainability.


In the ever-evolving landscape of construction and engineering, staying ahead of the curve is not just a matter of pride; it’s a necessity. Here at PHD Access, we are thrilled to announce that we have achieved the Building Information Modelling (BIM) Level 2 accreditation.


In 1984, Bernard C Dwyer started his extensive career within the construction industry, and by 1992 he had founded his scaffolding and temporary access company, then called PHD Scaffolding Ltd, in London. During the next few years, PHD worked for some of the top companies in the UK, including British Rail, BBC, BP, ITV, Thames TV, Bovis, Langs, Costain and many more.


Our people are at the core of everything that we do and as such we strive to develop a culture which harnesses talent and allows it to develop. Developing and retaining talent is fundamental to the success of our business and ensures that our focus on delivering safety is not diluted.


Our values motivate us to ensure people and safety remain paramount in all that we do. Our aim is to attract, develop and retain skilled and motivated people who share our values and interests and enjoy what they do.

We are always looking for individuals with fresh ideas to join us.