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 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...

NASC 2020 Safety Report Shows Record Low Accidents

NASC SAFETY REPORT 2020

The number of accidents and injuries recorded by NASC members fell to an all-time low in 2019, with just 74 incidents to operatives throughout the year. The figure has been revealed in the NASC 2020 Safety Report, which documents and analyses accident and injury statistics for its full contracting members – representing more than...

NASC calls on contractors to make risk-based decisions before sending workers to site

New Guidance From NASC

The NASC has today issued its members and the wider industry advice on the daily and ever-changing Coronavirus crisis and its impact on the construction industry. The UK Scaffolding trade body is advising access and scaffolding contractors to carry out detailed risk assessments of every project they are currently undertaking to determine whether to continue working on site. While construction sites...

Trade body Training Officer sent to prison

scaffolding industry trade body visits prison

The scaffolding trade association NASC has recently gone behind bars in a bid to bring more recruits into the scaffolding industry. With the ever-widening skills gap that the industry continues to face NASC Training Officer, Henry Annafi, attended insight/careers events at HMPs Peterborough and Thorn Cross. The trade body has said he was able to engage directly with prisoners and inform...

Construction giant opts for ‘NASC-only’ firms

Multiplex

Multiplex has become the latest main contractor to specify 'NASC-only' scaffolding firms for its UK-based projects. The news comes after Multiplex a multinational company, which builds large-scale and complex structures across the world signed the NASC Safe Scaffolding Charter. The move means only NASC member contractors will be eligible to work on its UK-based projects. Multiplex follows Amey, Hinkley Point C developers...

NASC launches £30K mental health first aid training fund

Mental health First Aid Fund Set Up

The National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) has set up a £30,000 funding pot dedicated to mental health first aid training. The new fund gives its members the ability to claim up to £125 towards the cost of a mental health first aid course. The funding pot was created in conjunction with the trade body's Head for Heights campaign that...

Trade body appoints new Technical Advisor

Dennis Braithwaite

The National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) has appointed Dennis Braithwaite as its new Technical Advisor Mr.Braithwaite has extensive scaffolding and access knowledge within the industry with 40 years of experience, predominantly working for Cape Industrial Services Ltd. He has a wide and varied experience which includes involvement within the oil and gas, chemical, power generation, and offshore sectors both...

NASC and SIMIAN join forces to help former soldier

Scaffolder Liam Gibbons

The NASC and SIMIAN have come together to help a former soldier take the next step in his career in the scaffolding industry.  The two organisations teamed up after scaffolder Liam Gibbons reached out for assistance via the NASC’s Facebook account.  In his message, he wrote: “I read with interest that...

2019 NASC Awards: Winners Revealed

NASC Annual Ball & Awards 2019

Some of the best, and most respected firms and members of the scaffolding and access community came together in Wales on Friday for the NASC Annual Ball & Awards 2019. The popular black-tie event held this year at the impressive Celtic Manor Golf Resort, on Friday 22 November, saw a record-breaking attendance of over...

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