Trade body to hold second Temporary Works Seminar

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Scaffolding trade body the NASC and Temporary Works Forum (TWF) are set to co-host a free seminar in Bristol. The half-day event that will take place next month 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 Ashley Daniels, Head of Lifting & Temporary Works...

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 new category is open to training providers, health and safety consultants,...

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 will help bring 400 operatives into the industry, complements a similar...

NASC & TWF to hold Temporary Works seminar

New Guidance From NASC

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 pays out £50k in training fund

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...


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