About Us

PHD Access are a family owned scaffolding and access company that has been providing our range of services to the Irish construction industry since 2001.

Family-Owned Scaffolding & Access Company

PHD Access is a proud family-owned company that has been making strides since its establishment in 2001 in Ireland by founder Bernard Dwyer, a native of Sligo. After 17 prosperous years in the UK, PHD has solidified its position as a leader in the industry, undertaking significant high-end international projects.

Building on this success, Bernard’s sons, Danny and Sean, have assumed leadership roles within the company, with Sean managing the Ireland and International sectors while Danny overseeing operations in the UK. Despite its global reach, PHD Access remains deeply rooted in its Irish identity, priding itself on its global expertise while maintaining a strong connection to its origins in Sligo.

International Presence

Looking to the future, PHD aims to enhance customer service by expanding its presence in Denmark, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, and Sweden, further solidifying its position as a global leader in access solutions.

What We Do

We provide the industry with bespoke access solutions including temporary roofs, specialist rope access and hoists, producing challenging engineered ideas with innovative techniques. Our proactive health and safety ethos maintains a controlled and managed approach to work at height.

Our scaffolding experience is extensive across the infrastructure, rail, commercial, heritagehealth, educational, retail, airport, and residential sectors.

Choose PHD


PHD boast an unrivaled service with a proven track record for delivering quality.


Expert supervision and project management on all of our projects.

One Stop Service

Offering Scaffolding, Mast Climbers, Hoists, Loading Platforms, Logistics, Construction, and Events Structures.

Health & Safety

In-house Health, Safety, Quality and Environmental department with a strong focus on continuous improvement.

Design & Estimating

Innovative in-house design and estimating team offering bespoke solutions ensuring your projects are in safe hands.


CIF, NASAC, Highwire Platinum Award, NASC, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, RISQS, UVDB, FORS, CLOCS, Constructionline & Building Confidence.


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.

Apprenticeship Scheme

Our two-year Apprenticeship Scheme will offer participants to learn terminology, familiarise themselves with equipment, and gain valuable industry experience on site, whilst attaining the nationally recognised QQI Level 5 Certificate in Scaffolding.