Scaffolding Association welcomes new apprenticeships service

The Scaffolding Association has welcomed a new government service that has been launched to help businesses create more apprenticeship opportunities. Large businesses can now pledge funds to smaller businesses through a new online service making it easier for large employers that pay the Apprenticeship Levy to spend their levy funds. These employers had previously been able to transfer up to 25% of...

Scaffolding stands out at Armed Forces careers event

Members of the Armed Forces were introduced to some of the outstanding opportunities that await them on civvy street within the scaffolding industry at a military careers event last week. Scaffolding trade association the NASC saw more than 100 current service personnel stop at its stand at the British Forces Resettlement Services (BFRS) event at Tidworth Leisure Centre. All were greeted...

Scaffolding Association publishes Clean Air Zone Tracker

The Scaffolding Association aims to help its members and the wider industry after publishing a first-of-its-kind Clean Air Zone Tracker

The Scaffolding Association aims to help its members and the wider industry after publishing a first-of-its-kind Clean Air Zone Tracker The UK's largest scaffolding trade body the Scaffolding Association has today published details that demonstrate the scale of Clean Air Zones (CAZ’s) being introduced across the UK. Bath, Birmingham, and London already have schemes in place which are imposing charges...

Scaffolding Trade Body Welcomes HMRC’s Crackdown on Apprentice Pay

The UK's largest scaffolding trade body has welcomed an HMRC memo issued to businesses, reminding them to ensure that apprentices are paid at least the National Minimum Wage. The Scaffolding Association has welcomed a Low Pay Commission report published earlier this year that states that around 1 in 5 apprentices earn less than their legal entitlement. The report sighted several...

Trade Association cautiously welcomes cash boost for flexible apprenticeships

The UK's largest scaffolding trade association has spoken out about the government's cash boost to create a new flexible approach to apprenticeships. The government has recently announced a £7m funding pot to support flexible apprenticeship opportunities. Sectors including the construction industry can now bid for a share of the fund to support the creation of new flexible apprenticeships, intended to unlock...

NASC 2021 Report Shows Safety Remains High With Members

nasc safety report 2021

NASC Contractor members have recorded their second-lowest figure for accidents and injuries in 2020 according to data revealed in the NASC 2021 Safety Report. NASC one of the UK's leading scaffolding trade bodies has published its most comprehensive annual Safety Report to date containing accident statistics, analysis and plans to further improve scaffolding industry safety standards. The 2021 Safety Report shows...

TG20:21 Users Download Over 10,000 Compliance Sheets

TG20:21 eGuide

The National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) has revealed that more than 10,000 TG20:21 compliance sheets have been produced since the new software went live seven weeks ago. The UK scaffolding trade body shared the TG20:21 download data on its website yesterday showing that 10,109 compliance sheets were generated by users since its launch on Monday 12 April. Furthermore, the NASC...

NASC Kickstart Numbers Soar Past 400

More than 430 work placements are now being offered to young jobseekers across the UK through the NASC’s Kickstart gateway.

More than 430 work placements are now being offered to young jobseekers across the UK through the NASC’s Kickstart gateway. A total of 77 NASC members – both contractors and suppliers – have signed up to the Kickstart Scheme through the NASC, committing to provide six-month work placements to out of work 18–24-year-olds. Fifty members signed up at the launch of...

Latest Scaffolding Guidance TG20:21 Now On Sale

TG20:21 eGuide

The NASC has today announced the launch of its updated and expanded scaffolding compliance software TG20:21 and is now on sale. The new TG20:21 eGuide allows users to produce a wide range of standard scaffolding structures, without the need for bespoke design. As with TG20:13, development of the new guidance has been carried out in conjunction with CADS (Computer and Design...

Scaffolding Association hits another milestone

The UK’s largest trade association for access and scaffolding businesses has reached another milestone after announcing its 100th Audited Member.

The UK’s largest trade association for access and scaffolding businesses has reached another milestone after announcing its 100th Audited Member. The Scaffolding Association, which recently reached an overall membership figure of 500 companies, continues to grow as more and more scaffolding businesses join. The trade body says it’s Audited Membership is the highest level available, developed in line with PAS91...