The transition from heavy steel to light aluminum scaffolding in 1983, is characterized as a pioneer initiative in the industry.
The largest single change from the 1970s was that Stillasservice in 1980 received its first long-term contract for scaffolding services on Statfjord A. In addition, we received large assignments from Kværner Egersund with scaffolding work on three of the Valhall gas modules and had a rig assignment for Kværner in Gothenburg. We also had many men at Kårstø in 1984 and later the Mongstad development. Stord Verft was also an important customer relating to Gullfaks and Oseberg, and during this time we passed 500 employees.
In 1981, Odd Strand initiated and participated in the establishment of the Scaffolding Association (SEF). He was also included in the reference group for scaffolding regulations in the Norwegian Labor Inspection Agency.
Odd Strands active contribution to the establishment of a public training program for scaffolding contractors and the establishment of the Scaffolding Association, are two examples of a foreseeable leader who has contributed to the development of his industry.
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