The CommSec Executive Series featuring Steven Boland CEO Acrow Formwork and Construction Services LTD

Acrow Formwork & Scaffolding Pty Ltd (Acrow) operates in Australia from 7 locations across the country, managing over 50,000 tonnes of formwork and scaffolding equipment as well as maintaining highly experienced in-house engineering, safety and project management professionals.

corporate-profile We are proud to promote a national network with local knowledge, ensuring staff on the ground in each Centre understand the local market intimately, but also drawing on the skills and experience from other parts of the business when required, in order to deliver effective results. In doing so, our best practices are adhered to at all times.

Acrow boasts an impressive portfolio of projects including, but not limited to, the redevelopment of the MCG, Kogan Creek Power Station, the Brisbane Airport Link Project and AAMI Park, Melbourne.

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We are committed to being the leading provider of innovative formwork and scaffolding solutions to major residential, commercial, civil and industrial customers in Australia.


Acrow Formwork & Scaffolding Pty Ltd is a privately owned company.

Formerly Boral Formwork & Scaffolding, in 2010, the organisation was rebranded as Acrow Formwork and Scaffolding Pty Ltd (Acrow). The name Acrow has been active in the Australian construction industry since 1950 and its heritage dates back to 1936, when the company was first launched in the United Kingdom. The decision to rebrand back to the grass roots of the organisation reflects our determination to be leaders in delivering impeccable service and providing access and safety solutions that are synonymous with the ‘Acrow’ brand.

Acrow operates a national network of scaffolding and formwork solutions branches, including the industry standard Acrow brand in formwork and Cuplok in scaffolding, consisting of 7 locations which encompasses 4 dedicated Formwork businesses, 6 scaffolding businesses and 3 dual formwork and scaffolding hybrid branches across Australia. The organisation presently holds the number three position in the overall Australian scaffolding market.

The name Acrow has been active in the Australian construction industry since 1950 and its heritage dates back to 1936, when the company was first launched in the United Kingdom




Acrow Formwork has built a reputation on delivering innovative and cost-effective formwork solutions to the construction industry across Australia.

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Acrow Scaffolding is one of Australia’s leading suppliers of access scaffolding systems including Cuplok, Surelock and Modular.

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Safety-ImageSafety is paramount to Acrow, particularly due to the high consequence nature of incidents that can occur when working at heights. Acrow have a multi-tiered process in place to ensure that all our employees and subcontractors are trained in, and follow industry leading safe work practices and that our equipment and structure designs allow for the safest environment practicable.

Site Documentation and Processes

Site documentation is typically comprised of:
  • Site EHS Management Plan including Safe Work Methods, Risk Management and Emergency Response.
  • Contractor Safety and qualification records.
  • Toolbox Meetings and regular structured communication sessions to raise risks and pass on control measures.

Behavioural Safety and Injury Prevention

Safety Conversations' is Acrow's program of regular, planned one-on-one conversations between managers/team leaders and employee/contractors about safety aspects of the employee’s/contractor’s job.
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The program has several objectives:

  • Provide positive feedback to employee/contractor on safe behaviour.
  • Discuss remedies for potential “at risk” behaviour.
  • Improve work practices so that potential incidences can be avoided.
  • Collect data on safe and at-risk behaviour and related issues in the workplace.