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20.03.17

NASC & CISRS Exhibit at The Health & Safety Event, Birmingham NEC, March 21-23 2017

The NASC and CISRS will be exhibiting at ‘The Health & Safety Event’ at the NEC in Birmingham from March 21st to 23rd, on trade stand H32, right opposite the main conference theatre.

The UK’s leading scaffolding and access trade body (NASC) and the scaffolding industry training scheme (CISRS) will be promoting their roles in driving up safety standards in the work at height sector to the expected 6,000+ representatives of the construction and health and safety industries attending the event.

Billed as ‘Three Days to Save a Life,’ The Health & Safety Event boasts 200+ exhibitors and speakers from 50 influential industry professionals in over 45 conference and seminar sessions.

The NASC will be represented in the ‘Safety Dialogue’ sessions at the event, discussing fall prevention and safe working at height with presentations by high profile NASC representatives.

The dates and times for the Fall Protection Safety Dialogue sessions are as follows:

* Tues 21 March: 14.35-15.05: Simon Hughes (Simian Risk)

* Weds 22 March: 14.35-15.05: Adrian Rooney (Chair NASC Health & Safety Committee)

* Thurs 23 March: 13.20-13.50: Rick Statham (Safety & Access)

The NASC and CISRS 15 metre square stand H32 will feature a large free-standing scaffold tower – unmissable across the exhibition hall – constructed by NASC members AT-PAC, from their ringlock modular system scaffolding product.

NASC and CISRS staff will be showcasing the forthcoming 24-page NASC 2017 Safety Report – which documents and analyses accident and injury data for NASC full contracting member companies in 2016 – representing 17,005 UK scaffolding operatives and 235 NASC full member companies, which constitutes a significant proportion of the UK scaffolding workforce.

And the team will be handing out promotional material, answering enquiries about the UK access and scaffolding industry, and industry recognised scaffolders training scheme whilst also showcasing:

* New 50% reduced pricing for TG20:13 ‘Good Practice Guide for Tube & Fitting Scaffolding’ publications.

* Recent changes to the NASC membership subscription rate, introducing a lower rate of £995+ VAT for companies with a sub-£1M turnover.

* NASC President Alan Lilley’s aims and objectives for the confederation in 2017.

* NASC’s recently revised core Safety Guidance, SG4:15 ‘Preventing Falls in Scaffolding Operations.’

* The innovative TG20:13 ‘Good Practice Guide for Tube and Fitting Scaffolding’ guidance – with live demonstrations of the TG20:13 eGuide in both PC/laptop format, and in the mobile Android App version.

* The newly re-launched, mobile-optimised NASC and CISRS websites.

* Recent news and media press releases from both organisations.

* Updates on the CISRS System Scaffold Product Training Scheme (SSPTS) and the CISRS Overseas Scaffolder Training Scheme (OSTS).

NASC MD, Robin James said: “Having previously exhibited successfully at Health & Safety North and Scotland events, we are looking forward to showcasing the work NASC does to set standards in scaffolding at this three-day event run by Western Business Exhibitions. The event promises to offer us the opportunity of reaching out to thousands of people in the construction, health and safety and other sectors – helping to promote what NASC does to improve safety and working standards within the scaffolding and work at height industries.”

CISRS Training Manager, Dave Mosley added: “With over 55,000 UK CISRS card holders and over 4,500 overseas cards, CISRS is growing strongly. This event gives us a valuable opportunity to spread the word about the industry card scheme, and promote the many positive things which are happening in the training sector – including the launch of CISRS CPD courses from 1st July 2017.”

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. The event organisers say: “The Health & Safety Event provides the perfect networking and educational opportunity to anyone responsible for running a safe and efficient workplace, anywhere in the UK. Each event brings together the very best of the UK health & safety industry at a strategically positioned venue. Combining ease of access for the visitor with affordability and measurable ROI for the exhibitor is what makes these events so popular.”

In order to attend this free event, which is packed with trade stands and free seminars, interested parties should pre-register for a pass here (http://www.healthandsafetyevents.co.uk/event).

And for details about becoming an NASC member and to find out more about the NASC – the scaffolding industry trade organisation – please visit www.nasc.org.uk or email: enquiries@nasc.org.uk. And for further details about the Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS), please visit www.cisrs.org.uk or email enquiries@cisrs.org.uk.

 

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