An education in access


We recognise the need for management teams worldwide to operate with competency and consistency when working at height.

Simian International offers a range of services to meet the diverse needs of the scaffolding and work at height industry across the globe.

With a reputation for our world-renowned scaffolding training and health and safety consultancy we are the global experts specialising in workplace access and working at height.

A proven track record in delivering safe scaffolding consultancy and on time.

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Our history

Simian was established in 2005 and Simian International came about in 2008 when we were awarded our first overseas contract in Angola. Since then Simian International, led by Ian Fyall, has taken the Simian vision global.

We now boast bases in the UAE and Africa and have contracts as far afield as Nigeria and the oil fields in Iraq, as well as work on groundbreaking projects such as the Shell Prelude in South Korea. We work with candidates from all over the world including China, Russia, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Australasia.

Simian was key in establishing the International Scaffolder Scheme to provide a recognised training qualification for scaffolding operatives, supervisors and inspectors operating globally. Since its inception, thousands of scaffolders have been trained to a standard which we believe has a positive impact on health and safety around the world.

Simian International offers this recognised training as well as bespoke training at our dedicated centres or at client premises to suit their operational needs.

What our clients say

"Dry Docks World has used the Training Services of Simian several times, I find them professional and very knowledgeable. We will continue to use their services in the future which will continue to complement our works with our very safety conscious clients in the Oil, Gas and Nuclear Industries."

Craig Dixon, Drydocks World Dubai LLC

"As the scaffold and formwork manager for Al Futtaim Carillion in the Middle East I find working with Simian great. Their attention to detail and always being there to react to training needs and technical questions is a great help"

Hendrik Loock, Al Futtaim Carillion

"I have worked with Simian for over 10 years for various scaffolding services, such as scaffold training and inspection training in the UAE. There is no other company I know that offers the same levels of professionalism. Barely a month goes by before I need a technical problem solving and Simian are always quick to help. I have called them at ridiculous times of the day to get urgent issues resolved and nothing has ever been too much trouble for them. Here’s to the next 10 years!"

Colin Kerrigan, HSE Country Manager, Qatar