NASC aims to help members bring hundreds of new operatives into the industry

CISRS CPD Training

The NASC has created a £50,000 funding pot to help its members bring 400 new recruits into the scaffolding industry. The training fund will enable NASC full contracting members to apply for £125 funding for each new employee that completes the CISRS Operatives Training Scheme (COTS).  This initiative, which...

Trade body to hold Working at Height panel discussion at Safety & Health Expo

The Scaffolding Association will again be holding another industry discussion at the Excel in London, during the Safety & Health Expo. A specialist discussion panel is set to come together at the UK's leading Health & Safety event to talk about the "Roles and Responsibilities for Working at Height." Lead by The Scaffolding...

Trade body partners up with SMAS Worksafe

SMAS Worksafe (Safety Management Advisory Service) has formally joined in a professional partnership with scaffolding trade body The Scaffolding Association with members of both organisations set to benefit. With the aim to improve health and safety within the scaffolding industry, both SMAS and The Scaffolding Association bring years of experience to the partnership which formally began in May 2019. With SMAS...

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...

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