COVID prompts NASC to slash members fees

NASC Backs Talent Retention Scheme

NASC has reduced its 2021 subscription fees for full members by 25 per cent. The UK scaffolding trade body is set to reduce the fees in recognition of the challenging commercial conditions brought about by the Coronavirus pandemic. The cost-saving will be open to NASC full contracting and full non-contracting members and operate on a sliding scale, calculated from each members’...

NASC AGM: TG20:21 Price Revealed

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The NASC has just unveiled the cost of its eagerly-anticipated eGuide scaffolding design software, TG20:21. The new product, which updates and expands on TG20:13, the NASC’s innovative, user-friendly and widely-adopted software, will be available from March 2021 on an annual subscription basis.  Details were revealed by NASC President Lynn way at...

Special guests including Harry Redknapp to feature at NASC’s virtual AGM

Special guests including Harry Redknapp to feature at NASC virtual AGM

Guest speakers and the former Premier League football manager Harry Redknapp is to feature at this year's NASC AGM. 'King of the Jungle' Harry Redknapp and Build UK Chief Executive Suzannah Nichol MBE will be delivering speeches at NASC's virtual Annual General Meeting next week. For the first time ever the AGM will be held virtually via Zoom due to the...

AIF submits official representation to HM Treasury

AIF calls on the Government to introduce enhanced reporting

The Access Industry Forum (AIF) has submitted an official representation to HM Treasury as part of the Comprehensive Spending Review. The submission calls on the Government to introduce enhanced reporting of falls from height without the additional financial or administrative burden for Government, HSE or industry through the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR). The AIF has...

NASC launch dedicated careers portal

NASC launch CAREERS website

UK scaffolding trade body the NASC has today launched a dedicated website at encouraging would-be employees of all ages and backgrounds to take up a position within the scaffolding industry. The Scaffolding Careers website features a number of detailed overviews of a variety of job roles within the industry, from labourer and scaffolding operative through to SHEQ manager and estimator....

Trade body President elected onto Build UK board

NASC President Lynn Way

The first-ever female NASC President has been appointed a Specialist Contractor Director of Build UK following an election process. The National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) president Lynn Way, who is also the Financial Director and Company Secretary at Cornwall based Chris Sedgeman Scaffolding is set to help provide strategic direction for the leading construction industry body, Build UK. Speaking of...

Trade body pals up with tech firm to raise UK safety standards

Scaffolding Association partners with SafetyCulture iAuditor

The Scaffolding Association has joined forces with global technology company SafetyCulture enabling its member's free access to iAuditor, SafetyCulture's flagship workplace safety inspection app. The Scaffolding Association hopes the partnership will raise safety standards in the UK construction industry by enabling scaffolding businesses to carry out essential risk assessments regularly and thoroughly. SafetyCulture and the Scaffolding Association have digitised a list...

NASC Update COVID-19 Guidance

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The NASC has updated its guidance for Scaffolding Operations During Coronavirus Pandemic The updated COVID-19 guidance published by the National Access and Scaffolding Confederation is now at version 3. The latest guidance from the NASC comes after the Construction Leadership Council updated its own Site Operating Procedures, and to ensure the NASC remains inline with the relaxing of Government guidance -...

Trade body signs ground-breaking partnership deal

Builders Conference

The Scaffolding Association and UK construction sales leads and market intelligence provider Builders’ Conference has penned a groundbreaking partnership. Under the terms of the agreement, every audited & assessed member company of the Scaffolding Association will be granted access to Builders’ Conference premium information as part of their subscription fee. This comprises approximately 11,000 UK construction projects and includes the...

Trade Body Launches Scaffolding Design Membership Category

Scaffolding Design

The National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) has launched a new Design Membership category focused exclusively on scaffolding design. The new membership is open to UK-based scaffold designers and if minimum NASC requirements are met businesses can attain membership. NASC has said these requirements relate to competence that includes a combination of qualifications and experience. Previous to the new category many design...

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