NASC Launches Product Purchasing Guidance

The National Access and Scaffolding Confederation have produced six new product guidance documents. This valuable go-to information has been compiled to help contractors ensure the equipment they source is up to current standards. The Detail Each PG note details purchasing best practice, so potential customers can match outlining standards in terms of both manufacturing and testing, to the products they want...

Scaffolding Finalists Revealed for NASC 2018 Awards

The National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) has announced the finalists for the forthcoming NASC 2018 Awards The sellout event which showcases the very best scaffolding projects, processes, products and personnel, is to be held in Edinburgh at the Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa on Friday 23 November.The NASC has said that over 40 entries were submitted for this year's awards,...

Swedish scaffolding association given CISRS training centre tour

Scaffolding training tour

The National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) and the Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS) arranged for more than 70 Swedish scaffolding industry professionals to gain a first-hand feel for scaffolding training in the UK during a visit to the National Construction College near Glasgow.The Swedish group consisting of members of the STIB, an association of Swedish scaffolding contractors...

NASC Releases TG20:13 Version 1.3

eguide version 1.3

The National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) has released an update for its TG20:13 eGuide.It's not a major update, it's more of a maintenance upgrade in response to recent changes in the way Google Maps works. The NASC say these changes to Google Maps sometimes caused the eGuide version 1.2 to crash when trying to progress from the wind map...

NASC publishes new safety guidance SG5:18

NASC National Access and Scaffolding Confederation

The National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) has published a new safety guidance note SG5:18 Overhead Power Sources and Earthing of Scaffold Structures.The industry trade body has also recently updated it's guide to the Design and Construction of Tempory Roofs and Buildings TG9:18. The flurry of updates comes as part of the NASC's ongoing efforts to ensure all reference materials are both...

Scaffolding Association Move to Larger Offices After Boost In Membership Levels

The Scaffolding Association is celebrating its increasing membership levels by moving into larger office premises. The Association is one of the largest of its kind in the UK with over 300 members and growing. It was established to represent scaffolding and access contractors, client organisations, manufacturers and consultants.Chief Executive of the Scaffolding Association Robert Candy said: “This continued...

UK Represented at European Scaffolding Summit By NASC

Earlier this month NASC attended a European scaffolding summit that took place in Germany, representing the British scaffolding industry. The UEG with the SBS organised a special panel-based discussion meeting and invited NASC to send representatives to Cologne, who flew out to take part.NASC is one of the founding members of the UEG, which is a trade body that oversees...

NASC Host Future of Safe Scaffolding Breakfast Event

The National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) hosted a breakfast event in a bid to share what the NASC is doing to further improve working practices across the scaffolding industry.The Future of Safe Scaffolding event was held at the UK Chamber of Shipping in London last week. Attendees to the event included Health and safety personnel, procurement representatives from major...

Head for Heights Looking to Solve Scaffolding’s Mental Health Problem

Mental Health

In a bid to tackle the stigma surrounding mental health in the scaffolding industry, the National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) has announced the unveiling of the Head for Heights campaign, which it hopes will assist sufferers of mental health issues in having more confidence to discuss their problems. With mental illness such as depression and anxiety becoming more...

NASC To Show The Value Of A Good Working Breakfast

NASC National Access and Scaffolding Confederation

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...

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