Time to have your say on the future of the scaffolding industry, says trade body

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The Scaffolding Association has made a plea to the industry, to participate fully in CITB consultation on National Occupational Standards and specific Training Standards. A leading trade body for the scaffolding sector, the Scaffolding Association is making a strong plea to its members and the wider industry, to fully participate in the CITB consultation on the review of the current...

Scaffolding Association Partners With Mental Health Charity Mates in Mind

Scaffolding trade body the Scaffolding Association (SA) has joined the mental health charity Mates in Mind to drive awareness across the scaffolding and access industry The SA has announced it's become a supporter of Mates in Mind, where they will be joining a growing community of more than 270 other organisations across the...

NASC Launches Safe Scaffolding Charter

NASC Safe Scaffolding Charter

The NASC has launched a Safe Scaffolding Charter to recognise the ever-growing number of organisations that place NASC membership at the heart of their scaffolding contractor procurement policies. The Charter is open to any organisation that has specified ‘NASC-only’ in their scaffolding-related tender documents and/or has had an established commercial relationship with a full NASC member for at least a...

Trade Body Offers International Membership

The National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) has launched an international information membership category in response to a growing demand from firms based overseas.  The scaffolding trade body has said the new category recently launched is open to any non-contracting scaffolding industry organisation trading outside of the UK. The...

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...