NASC has been recognised for its crisis management efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The scaffolding and access trade body has been shortlisted for the Trade Association Forum Best Practice award in the Crisis Management (Covid-19 Member Support) category.
The award category recognises trade associations across the board that moved quickly and effectively to safeguard and support their members and the wider scaffolding sector throughout the Coronavirus pandemic.
NASC says its entry focuses on the various ways in which they kept scaffolding sector businesses up-to-date and informed, including the creation and distribution of its daily Covid-19 e-bulletins, the establishment of a dedicated Coronavirus News section of its website, and the production and dissemination of free to download Guidance for Scaffolding Operations during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, and an associated Toolbox Talk.
Robin James, NASC Managing Director, said: “We are delighted to have been named as a finalist in this category. During the first few months of the pandemic, a lot of often complex information was being announced and implemented by Government on an almost daily basis.
“The NASC team worked tirelessly to communicate this information to members and the scaffolding industry at large in a clear and effective way, enabling businesses to make important commercial decisions with confidence. The team also worked proactively to support the scaffolding industry, producing its Guidance for Scaffolding Operations During the Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic and Toolbox Talk of the same name, and regularly reviewing and updating these resources as Government guidance changed.
“Beyond that, efforts were made to call each and every NASC Contractor member to gain a better understanding of the challenges they were facing, offer any assistance, and ensure they were aware of the various support streams offered by the Government as well as the new NASC Operational Guidance.
“As the trade body for access and scaffolding in the UK, keeping members and indeed non-members informed of ever-changing rules and Government support schemes during the Covid-19 pandemic was of paramount importance to us. I am delighted with how the team stepped up for the scaffolding industry during this unprecedented and extremely challenging period.”