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NASC Code of Practice for Scaffolding Products

NASC Code of Practice for Scaffolding Products

The NASC Code of Practice (CoP) product compliance list, documenting compliant scaffolding products currently supplied by audited NASC hire/sale members, has recently been updated.

The NASC Code of Practice was originally introduced in 2007 for system scaffolds. The scope of the CoP has since been expanded to incorporate EN39 tube, EN74-1 couplers, BS2482 timber board and aluminium beams. TG20 compliant unit transoms and high tensile 3.2mm tube will be added in 2016.

Audits are carried out by a third party consultancy company QSI Ltd at member company UK sites and in the majority of cases at manufacturing sites worldwide. The audit is specific to new product at point of entry to the UK.

Click here for a list of compliant system scaffolding products currently supplied by audited NASC hire/sale members. In some instances compliant products are also supplied by other NASC hire/sale members.

NASC MD, Robin James said: “The rationale behind the NASC CoP audit was to introduce a level of compliance that supplier members should adhere to, with the audit covering Quality Systems & Procedures, Product Testing, Raw Material & Components and Process Control. Where appropriate relevant BS, EN & ISO Standards are utilised.

“We are confident that the scaffolding industry and the wider construction sector will find the NASC CoP compliant product list a very useful document.”

For details on the NASC CoP, information about becoming an NASC member, and to find out more about the NASC – the scaffolding industry representative trade body, please visit www.nasc.org.uk or email enquiries@nasc.org.uk.

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NASC Success at National Construction College 2015 Apprentice Awards

NASC Success at National Construction College 2015 Apprentice Awards

NASC member company apprentices were highly successful in the Construction Industry Training Board NCC Apprentice Awards 2015 – achieving nominations in every round, right across the UK, with multiple winners in the coveted Scaffolding Apprenticeship Year 1 and Year 2 awards and the overall Apprentice of the Year category.

Sean McDonald of Interserve Industrial Services Ltd and Daniel Sinclair of Cape Industrial Services Ltd were both nominated for the Year 2 award at the NCC Scotland Apprentice Awards at Inchinnan on 25 June.

At the NCC South and London event at Waltham Forest on July 2, Stuart Wardell won the Year 1 award for Seabro Ltd and Spencer Stewart won the Year 2 award for Lyndon Scaffolding plc. Billy Summers of Trad Scaffolding Ltd and Charlie Paxton of Lyndon Scaffolding plc were both nominated for the Year 2 award.

Member success continued at the NCC Midlands event in Birmingham on July 9, where the Year 2 award and the overall Apprentice of the Year award went to Matthew Hutton of Oxford Spires Scaffolding Ltd. Jim Watkins of Malvern Scaffolding Ltd was nominated for the Year 1 award and Shaun Baker of Oxford Spires Scaffolding Ltd was nominated for the Year 2 award.

The final round at NCC East at Bircham Newton on July 16 saw another NASC member company win, with Kevin Lynn of Cape Industrial Services Ltd winning the Year 2 award and Wayne O’Dell of RBS Scaffolding Ltd receiving a nomination for the Year 2 award. Cian Woods of M.R. Scaffolding (Anglia) Ltd was nominated for an Essential Skills award.

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NASC MD, Robin James said: “NASC members’ apprentices are always well-represented at these awards, thanks to the time and dedication which our members put into scaffolding apprenticeship training. This has been a particularly fine year for nominations and awards and congratulations are due to all member nominees and winners across the regions. It just goes to show how high the standards of apprenticeships are at our member companies.”

NASC Training Manager, Dave Mosley added: “The NASC is always pleased to sponsor the NCC Scaffolding Year 1 and 2 Apprentice Awards. The scaffolding sector accounts for almost half of the annual total of apprenticeships delivered by NCC (around 400 in 20014/15) and it’s great to see member company apprentices so heavily featured across the colleges nationally. Well done to all winners and nominees.”

CITB says: “The next generation of construction apprentices are recognised every year at the NCC Apprentice Awards. Each year, at our Apprentice Awards ceremonies, we celebrate the success of those apprentices who have made an outstanding contribution to their studies and have demonstrated a real commitment to kick starting their careers in the construction sector.

“The NCC continues to be the largest training provider of its kind in Europe – supporting over 26,000 individuals every year including over 700 apprentices, and enjoying achievement rates well above the national average.”

For information about becoming an NASC member, and to find out more about the NASC – the scaffolding industry representative trade body, please visit www.nasc.org.uk or email enquiries@nasc.org.uk. And for further information on scaffolding training, please visit www.cisrs.org.uk.