NASC boss steps down after 20 years service

Robin James joins the TWf
NASC's Former Managing Director Robin James

NASC’s Managing Director Robin James is stepping down from the job after serving more than 20 years at the UK scaffolding trade body.

During his time at the NASC, Robin has undertaken numerous tasks within the organisation and has overseen significant increases in both NASC membership numbers and staff.

He will officially step down from the job on 31 October 2022.

Over the years Robin has been involved in raising the profile of the NASC Hire, Sale and Manufacturing Committee. Key achievements include the development of the NASC Code of Practice Product audit. This sets minimum standards for core scaffolding product supplied to the UK scaffold contracting sector by NASC supplier members.

Externally, Robin has engaged with UK industry stakeholder bodies, including the HSE, CLC, Build UK, CITB, AIF, JTC and CLG, helping to both forge and develop key relationships for the benefit of the NASC contracting membership within the construction sector. 

Alongside Dave Mosley, NASC Director of Training, Robin has helped to raise the profile of both the NASC and CISRS within Europe, where he sits on the board of the European umbrella scaffolding group UEG and helps to ensure that NASC requirements are perceived as a minimum baseline for the European scaffolding sector.

Over the years, Robin has alongside committee members of the NASC overseen the development and maintenance of a vast body of NASC industry guidance, covering a wide range of Health & Safety, Technical, Product and Contractual topics. This includes iconic titles such as SG4, SG6, TG20 and TG1 which are widely used through the industry.

These guidance titles continue to set new benchmarks for industry best practice, both here in the UK and abroad.

David Mosley will be acting Managing Director of NASC in the interim whilst the new MD is appointed.

He said: “ I have worked with Robin for over 20 years, the organisation has changed immeasurably during his time at the helm. It been a pleasure working with Robin. Myself, the staff and the wider membership send him and his family our very best wishes for the future.”