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,...

Swedish scaffolding association given CISRS training centre tour

Scaffolding training tour

The National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) and the Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS) arranged for more than 70 Swedish scaffolding industry professionals to gain a first-hand feel for scaffolding training in the UK during a visit to the National Construction College near Glasgow. The Swedish group consisting of members of the STIB, an association of Swedish scaffolding contractors...

NASC Releases TG20:13 Version 1.3

eguide version 1.3

The National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) has released an update for its TG20:13 eGuide. It's not a major update, it's more of a maintenance upgrade in response to recent changes in the way Google Maps works. The NASC say these changes to Google Maps sometimes caused the eGuide version 1.2 to crash when trying to progress from the wind map...

NASC publishes new safety guidance SG5:18

NASC pays out £50k in training fund

The National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) has published a new safety guidance note SG5:18 Overhead Power Sources and Earthing of Scaffold Structures. The industry trade body has also recently updated it's guide to the Design and Construction of Tempory Roofs and Buildings TG9:18. The flurry of updates comes as part of the NASC's ongoing efforts to ensure all reference materials are both...

UK Represented at European Scaffolding Summit By NASC


Earlier this month NASC attended a European scaffolding summit that took place in Germany, representing the British scaffolding industry. The UEG with the SBS organised a special panel-based discussion meeting and invited NASC to send representatives to Cologne, who flew out to take part. NASC is one of the founding members of the UEG, which is a trade body that oversees...

NASC Host Future of Safe Scaffolding Breakfast Event


The National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) hosted a breakfast event in a bid to share what the NASC is doing to further improve working practices across the scaffolding industry. The Future of Safe Scaffolding event was held at the UK Chamber of Shipping in London last week. Attendees to the event included Health and safety personnel, procurement representatives from major...


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