The National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) are to host an event aimed at the adoption of a value-driven approach to procurement at the end of May.
Held at the UK Chamber of Shipping in London, The Future of Safe Scaffolding will offer delegates a greater understanding of how the scaffolding and access industry’s approach to health and safety is evolving.
NASC hopes to streamline their procurement process and create a safer and more effective and accountable supply chain. All of the advantages involved in the scheme will be discussed over breakfast, with representatives from health and safety, procurement, major house builders and local authorities from both London and the South East in attendance.
There’ll also be a number of expert speakers present including Des Moore, TRAD Group CEO and NASC President, Bob Whincap, former Chair of the Access and Scaffolding Industry Training Organisation, and motivational safety speaker Dylan Skelhorn. Dylan suffered a serious accident a few years ago while working for a now-defunct company who took safety very lightly. He speaks from experience about how the accident affected himself, his family and work colleagues, and of his daily struggles after being forced to work unsafely.
Des Moore explained: “This event gives us the opportunity to talk directly with representatives from a wide range of businesses that procure scaffolding and access services. We’re keen to inform delegates of what the NASC is doing to further improve working practices across the scaffolding industry and also learn what challenges they face.
“We believe there is a lot of common ground between us and look forward to discussing how the standards and value offered by our members might help them best achieve their goals in an effective and efficient manner.”
The NASC is the national trade body for access and scaffolding in the UK – established in 1945 and now serving a family of more than 250 leading contracting firms, scaffolding suppliers and manufacturers. The Confederation produces a wide range of industry-recognised safety and technical guidance for scaffolding contractors, their operatives and their clients. It promises to be a valuable morning of meaningful discussion in pleasant surroundings between 8am and 10.30 am.
A limited number of seats are still available. To register your interest in attending please contact Simon Robinson, NASC Marketing Manager, by email: [email protected]
The briefing takes place on Thursday 31 May.