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NASC Member Company wins Access & Scaffolding category award at 2015 Construction News Specialist Awards event at Hilton Park Lane, London

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NASC Member Company wins Access & Scaffolding category award at 2015 Construction News Specialist Awards event at Hilton Park Lane, London

NASC member companies were widely represented at the 11th annual Construction News Specialist Awards held at the London Hilton in Park Lane on Wednesday 18 March, with five companies shortlisted and an outright winner in the Access & Scaffolding category – Chris Sedgeman Scaffolding Ltd – for scaffolding at the Dawlish Railway repair project, following the infamous storm damage in 2013.


Dawlish Railway repair project

This latest achievement by Cornish member company Chris Sedgeman Scaffolding Ltd follows hard on the heels of a prestigious Project of the Year award in 2014, for outstanding scaffolding at the South Crofty Tin Mine (subcontract up to 500K category). In fact, it’s been four awards in four years for the Cornish member company. They won two awards in 2012, were finalists in 2013, winners in 2014 and have now have won again in 2015.

In addition entries from NASC full contracting members Brogan Group and GKR Scaffolding Ltd, also NASC information members 48.3 Scaffold Design were shortlisted for the Access & Scaffolding category award. And NASC members Altrad Beaver 84 Ltd were shortlisted for one of the Supplier category awards.

The Construction News Awards welcomed nearly 800 people representing over 90 shortlisted businesses, all of which came together to “support and celebrate the outstanding achievements that the industry has made in the last year.” A panel of over 67 judges representing major contractors, clients and industry leaders had the difficult task of judging numerous entries across the various award categories and deciding upon the eventual winners.

Chris Sedgeman Scaffolding Ltd picking up their Specialist Award

Reflecting on their win, Chris Sedgeman of Chris Sedgeman Scaffolding Ltd said: “We are thrilled to be receiving the 2015 specialist award for access and scaffolding, especially up against such remarkable fellow NASC members and such high quality scaffolding projects. Up to now we have received four awards in four years at this prestigious event, which is quite something. It’s really fabulous to be given this type of accolade from Construction News, which has again recognised the high standards of work that Chris Sedgeman Scaffolding is dedicated to achieving.”

NASC Managing Director, Robin James said: “Once again it is really excellent to see innovative, hard-working, skillful NASC member scaffolding contractors being recognised for their efforts and achievements in this prestigious industry award ceremony by one of the leading industry media players, Construction News. The confederation has a great record of member companies winning at these (and other) awards, as we would expect from scaffolding businesses which are required to meet exacting NASC membership requirements. Special congratulations should be extended to Chris Sedgeman for their win this year, backing up their project award in 2014 and two previous awards. Quite an achievement.”

A CN Awards spokesperson said: “Congratulations once again to all this year’s winners and finalists, who are demonstrating that they are leading the way in the industry. We wish you another successful year and we look forward to learning about your latest projects at the next award.”

For a full list of 2015 finalists, award winners and to see images from the event, visit:

To obtain further details about becoming an NASC member, order a copy of TG20:13, or to find out more about the NASC – the scaffolding industry trade body – visit or email:

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Qualifying the Workforce

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Qualifying the Workforce

The NASC are very pleased to announce that their Qualifying the Workforce (QTW) 2015 programme will begin this week.

NASC members will be able to apply for a payment of £125 for any of their employees that they have qualified to CISRS Scaffolding, Advanced Scaffolder or Scaffolding Supervisor, since 1 September 2014.

The operatives will need to have complepted all requisite training and be in possession of a current valid CISRS card for the grade they are applying for in order to be eligible.

Claims must be made online using the correct application form – make sure you include all relevant information for each candidate.

Applications will take up to 4 weeks to process.

Please ensure that the correct individual details, card number etc. are supplied and also that the qualifications were achieved after 1st September 2014, otherwise the application will be rejected.

Chance to Claim for CISRS COTS Training

NASC will make up to 100 payments of £125 to employers who have put their operative through this course and have obtained a CISRS Labourer or CISRS New Entrant Trainee card via this process. These payments will be made on a first come first served basis.
We have now exceeded our 100 target (Actual Total 110) for CISRS New Entrant Trainee/Labourer cards obtained via COTS for the QTW 2015 programme as such this category has now been closed.

You may still apply for funding for Scaffolder, Advanced Scaffolder and Supervisors.