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NASC & CISRS To Exhibit at New-Look ‘Scotland Works’ Health & Safety Event, SEC Glasgow, May 3-4

NASC & CISRS To Exhibit at New-Look ‘Scotland Works’ Health & Safety Event, SEC Glasgow, May 3-4

NASC and CISRS will be exhibiting at the new-look, biennial ‘Scotland Works’ event – May 3-4 being held at Scotland’s premier B2B event venue, the SEC – on stand HS48, opposite the main conference theatre in the ‘Health & Safety Scotland’ section.

NASC will be using this key industry event north of the border – which attracts 3,500+ construction and safety professionals from across Scotland, off-shore and the rest of the UK – to launch the NASC 2017 Safety Report, which summarises accident data with analysis from the confederation’s 230+ member companies, and is highly regarded within the health and safety sector and the scaffolding industry.

Furthermore, NASC staff will be actively promoting the latest NASC technical and safety guidance (including the recently 50% discounted TG20:13 Good Practice Guide for Tube & Fitting Scaffolding), changes to CISRS training with the introduction of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses from July 1st and will also be aiming to attract Scottish and Northern Irish scaffolding companies to consider the many benefits of joining the rapidly-expanding NASC. Staff will also be distributing news releases, the NASC 2017 Yearbook, the CISRS CAP 609 booklet and the fresh-off-the-press NASC 2017 Safety Report.

The NASC & CISRS stand will feature an unmissable, 5.6m tall modular system scaffolding structure provided by Glasgow-based NASC hire, sales and manufacturing members, Turner Access Ltd.

The structure will be erected from the Turner OCTO Steel Scaffold System, designed and made in Scotland. Commercial Manager, Ian Henderson said: “This system is compliant to EN12810 and EN12811 and is known worldwide for the quality of its manufacture, safety and ease of erection and dismantle, as well as versatility in managing working at height solutions.”

In addition to being providers of scaffolding to the NASC/CISRS stand, Turner Access Ltd will also be at the Scotland Works event exhibiting their lightweight Alloy products, on stand FM14.

NASC MD, Robin James said: “The confederation is hoping to kick on from a very successful exhibition at The Birmingham NEC in March also a great event here in Glasgow in 2015. This exhibition reaches a different demographic with the same safe scaffolding messages we offer from the SHE Expo at London ExCeL in the Summer and the (new for NASC & CISRS) Build Show, part of UK Construction Week in October.

“There is a huge amount of interest in what the organisation is doing, especially in regard to TG20:13, which has recently been discounted in price. And we expect similarly high levels of interest in the NASC 2017 Safety Report as well as other new and revised NASC publications.

“We are looking forward to going ‘north of the border’ in order to showcase the organisation to the thousands of visitors anticipated at this Glasgow-based event, and attracting more Scottish and Northern Irish scaffolding contractors into NASC membership. Our thanks go to members Turner Access Ltd for use of the scaffold structure.”

Health & Safety Events were first launched in 2007 and have expanded rapidly with support from the industry’s leading stakeholders, such as the British Safety Council – who will be hosting a wide-ranging safety seminar over the two day event in the 400-seat auditorium, opposite the NASC stand

The ‘Health & Safety Scotland’ event was last held at The SEC in 2015 and is now co-located with Fire Safety Scotland, Facilities, Maintenance and Cleaning Scotland as part of the new ‘Scotland Works’ series – aimed at delivering to a large audience of senior management and procurement specialists.

Event organisers, Western Business Publishing, said: “This well-established and revised Scotland Works event prides itself in bringing together the UK’s top industry experts, whilst showcasing new and innovative products to the market.“

In order to attend this free event, loaded with trade stands and packed with free seminars, interested parties should pre-register for a pass here.

And for details on TG20:13, SG4:15 and the plethora of recently published, industry-accepted Technical Guidance (TG) and Safety Guidance (SG) and the NASC – the national trade body for access and scaffolding in the UK – including how to become an NASC member, please visit www.nasc.org.uk or email: enquiries@nasc.org.uk

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NASC 2017 Safety Report Launch

NASC 2017 Safety Report Launch

The NASC has published its highly-regarded 2017 Safety Report documenting and analysing accident and injury statistics for its full contracting members in 2016 – representing over 17,000 UK scaffolding operatives, which constitutes a significant percentage of the total British scaffolding workforce.

For the fourth year running, the NASC is able to report a fatality-free year, with the incidence rate almost half what it was five years ago – despite a 14% rise in the number of NASC member operatives over the period.

The report reveals the lowest incidence and frequency rates recorded by NASC full contracting member companies and also showed a 16% decrease in the frequency of manual handling injuries. Additionally, no members of the public were injured around NASC member scaffolds.

NASC full contracting members are required to submit a completed annual accident return as a requirement of membership, and the NASC Safety Report is based on data generated by this exercise. The 24-page report features:

  • Injuries and fatalities to operatives, members of the public and third parties.
  • Accident causes and types
  • Detailed analysis of accidents
  • Comparison of HSE/NASC accident statistics
  • What the NASC does to support safe scaffolding practice

NASC President, Alan Lilley said: “Once again, the NASC Annual Safety Report has highlighted how successful our members are at reducing accidents through compliance with industry safety standards and adherence to NASC guidance. No doubt, the release of SG4:15 Preventing Falls in Scaffolding Operations was a major factor in achieving this reduction in accidents.

“And the fact that there’s been a marked reduction in the number of accidents – despite a record-level of NASC membership and a 14% increase in operatives – shows what we do for our members in producing quality safety and technical guidance.

“It’s not all great news though. For the 12th consecutive year, slips, trips and falls were the major cause of accident and injury – representing a third of all reported injuries. And although there was a marginal reduction in incidents from 2015, this still represents a major issue for the scaffolding industry and is something we will investigate.”

NASC Managing Director, Robin James added: “The Annual Safety Report clearly highlights what we are doing to drive up safety standards in access and scaffolding, with reliable data to back it up. NASC members are strictly audited to maintain the highest possible standards, helping to keep their contracted operatives safe on construction sites right across the UK.”

The NASC 2017 Safety Report will be officially launched at the ‘Health & Safety Scotland’ Event industry trade show held at Glasgow SEC, May 3-4. The report is also being circulated with Construction News Work at Height issue on June 9th and Construction National Spring issues, with a digital reader/PDF version available on Issuu and via the NASC website.

Printed copies of the report will be sent to all NASC full and information members, as well as construction and health and safety industry professionals. And further copies can be posted out to interested parties by contacting NASC directly, via email: enquiries@nasc.org.uk.

For further details on the NASC 2017 Safety Report, information on recently reduced prices for TG20:13 publications, to order copies of SG4:15, for information on the latest Technical Guidance (TG) and Safety Guidance (SG) notes and on the NASC – the UK scaffolding industry trade body – including how to join, please visit the website.

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NASC & CISRS Support AIF Working Well Together – Working Well at Height Campaign Event

NASC & CISRS Support AIF Working Well Together – Working Well at Height Campaign Event

Both NASC and CISRS are very pleased to have taken an active role in the recent Roof Work and Work at Height training event, which was organised by Access Industry Forum (AIF) as part of the Working Well Together campaign.

The free half day event was aimed at offering small construction companies and self-employed builders, support, advice and up-to-date industry guidance – hosted by NASC member and CISRS approved training provider, LTC Training Services at their centre in Plymouth on Friday 31st March.

The event attracted lots of attention from the construction sector, including several representatives from the HSE, and consisted of talks and demonstrations covering work at height, roof ladders, powered access, scaffold inspection, prevention of internal and external falls, and tower scaffolds. Attendees also had the opportunity to ask questions of the industry experts present, including an HSE inspector.

Neil Gray, lead scaffolding instructor at LTC Training delivered the basic principles of scaffold inspection session. He said: “I’m delighted that LTC were chosen to host this important event and great to see so many people were interested in the various topics discussed. The feedback we have received to date has been extremely positive. I delivered the CISRS/NASC demonstration and was delighted by the interaction of the visitors.”

NASC Director of Training and CISRS Scheme Manager, Dave Mosley was in attendance. He said: “Both CISRS and NASC (as an active member of the AIF), are always keen to support the Working Well Together initiative – particularly an event aimed at safer working at height.”

For more information on Working Well Together, visit the website here. And for details about becoming an NASC member, and to find out more about the NASC – the scaffold industry guidance trade body – please visit www.nasc.org.uk or email: enquiries@nasc.org.uk. Or for further details on the Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS), please visit www.cisrs.org.uk or email enquiries@cisrs.org.uk.