NASC & TWF to hold Temporary Works seminar

The NASC and Temporary Works Forum (TWF) are co-hosting a free Temporary Works seminar in Birmingham next month. The half-day event will cover a broad range of temporary works topics, with a particular focus on scaffolding, and is aimed at both contractors and clients. Speakers include John Underwood, HSE Inspector, Simon Hughes, Managing Director of Simian Risk, Duncan Reed,...

Trade body selects new Vice President

The NASC has selected its Contracts Committee Chairman to serve as its next Vice President of the scaffolding trade body. David Brown of IBN Scaffold Access Ltd based in Barnsley and Manchester was chosen by his fellow NASC Council members to succeed current NASC Vice President, Lynn Way.Mr Brown has been a member of the NASC Contracts Committee since February...

Scaffolding incidents have increased, says NASC

NASC National Access and Scaffolding Confederation

The National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) has published its annual safety report showing an increase of 27% in accidents and injuries among its members while on the job in 2018. Members of the NASC recorded 113 accidents and injuries on site during 2018 – equating to one incident for every 150 operatives. While in 2017 the figure was just...

Scaffolding Association joins the Temporary Works Forum

As part of its continuing strategy to improve the standards of scaffolding and access within the construction industry, the Scaffolding Association has become a member of the Temporary Works Forum (TWF).The TWF is a not-for-profit company that was established for the benefit of the construction industry, and aims to promote best practice and encourage open discussion of any matter...

IIRSM & Scaffolding Association Partner on Second Temporary Works Conference

The International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) and The Scaffolding Association (SA) have been working together for their Temporary Works events. In a statement, SA report that their London event held in March was very successful and their next conference takes place at Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham, B5 7QU on Wednesday 3rd April 2019.SA says the event will stress...

NASC Appoints New Training Officer

The National Access & Scaffolding Confederation has strengthened its learning and skills capabilities through the appointment of a new training officer. Henry Annafi brings a wealth of training, apprenticeship and stakeholder engagement expertise to the NASC team, having previously managed multiple high profile training initiatives for the public and private sector.In his new role as NASC Training Officer, Henry will...

NASC Guidance Notes Updated

The NASC has updated and amended its contractual guidance notes focused on the hiring of hoists and contract clauses. CG5:19 Contractual Issues Relating to the Hiring of Hoists and CG12:19 Contract Clauses were reviewed and amended by the NASC Contracts Committee as part of the NASC’s ongoing efforts to ensure all reference materials remain up-to-date and fit-for-purpose.The newly updated documents...

Scaffolding Association to hold Contract Law seminar

The UK's largest trade body joins forces with specialist solicitors to hold a Contract Law seminar in the capital. Following feedback from the Scaffolding Association's (SA) members, the trade body has partnered up with law firm Birketts LLP Solicitors which is one of the largest specialist Construction and Engineering teams outside of London.The Duo will be running a half-day seminar on...

New Temporary Roof Guidance In Development

The NASC is working on a safety guide dedicated to the erection, maintenance and dismantling of temporary corrugated tin roofs. In a statement, the confederation announced that the move to develop the guidance comes in response to calls from the HSE and the scaffolding industry as a whole. Many believe a definitive system of work related to the erection of temporary roofs...

2018 NASC Awards: Winners Revealed

Industry leading firms and members of the scaffolding and access community came together in Edinburgh on Friday evening for the annual NASC 2018 Awards & Ball. The sell-out glitzy event, held at the Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, saw over 400 attendees from some of the UK's leading scaffolding firms converge to celebrate the very best in scaffolding.Champagne and canapés...

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