NASC appoints new Health & Safety Manager

Steve Kearney has more than 40 years’ experience in the scaffolding industry

Scaffolding trade body the NASC has bolstered its in-house scaffolding expertise through the appointment of Steve Kearney as its H&S Manager.

According to the national trade body, Kearney will be working closely with its Health and Safety Committee to further improve scaffolding safety standards across the sector. He will also be on hand to answer any H&S questions its members might have.

Kearney brings with him more than 40 years’ experience in the scaffolding industry and has held a variety of roles including Scaffolder, H&S Manager and HSEQ Director of the TRAD Group. He has also served on the NASC’s Health and Safety Committee since 2012.

He is a Chartered member of the Institute of Occupational Health and Safety (CMIOSH), a Member of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (MIIRSM), an Incorporated member of the Institute of Builders (ICIOB) and an Associate member of the Institute of Environmental Management (AIEMA).

Speaking about his new role within the NASC, Kearney said: “I’m very excited to take on the role of NASC H&S Manager and looking forward to joining the executive team and helping the NASC to further improve the quality of our H&S provision.

“I’ve seen how the NASC works – and the good it does for its members and the industry as a whole – from my time on the H&S Committee. It’s an absolute honour to join the UK’s premier scaffolding trade body.”

Robin James, NASC Managing Director, added: “We are delighted to welcome Steve into the NASC executive team fold. His experience and enthusiasm are unparalleled. Additionally, we have long admired his work ethic and commitment to pushing the industry forward.

“We’re sure he will be a great addition to the team.”