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...

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...

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...

NASC Raises The Bar At 2018 AGM

The National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) has made significant changes in terms of outputs and activities undertaken in 2018, according to Robin James, Managing Director. Speaking at the NASC’s AGM in Edinburgh on Friday 23 November, Confederation members, guests and members of the construction press that included ScaffMag heard how the NASC had raised the bar in a number...

NASC Launches Product Purchasing Guidance

The National Access and Scaffolding Confederation have produced six new product guidance documents. This valuable go-to information has been compiled to help contractors ensure the equipment they source is up to current standards. The Detail Each PG note details purchasing best practice, so potential customers can match outlining standards in terms of both manufacturing and testing, to the products they want...

Scaffolding Finalists Revealed for NASC 2018 Awards

The National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) has announced the finalists for the forthcoming NASC 2018 Awards The sellout event which showcases the very best scaffolding projects, processes, products and personnel, is to be held in Edinburgh at the Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa on Friday 23 November. The NASC has said that over 40 entries were submitted for this year's awards,...

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