News / 13.12.21

NASC’s Crisis Comms Efforts Recognised

Confederation shortlisted for a Trade Association Forum Best Practice Award

The NASC has been shortlisted in the Trade Association Forum Best Practice Awards’ Crisis Management (Covid-19 Member Support) category.

The category recognises trade associations that moved quickly and effectively to safeguard and support their members and/or the wider sector the association represents throughout the unprecedented Coronavirus pandemic.

The NASC’s entry focuses on the various ways in which the Confederation kept scaffolding industry businesses up-to-date and informed, including the creation and distribution of daily Covid-19 e-bulletins, the establishment of a dedicated Coronavirus News section of its website, and the production and dissemination of free to download Guidance for Scaffolding Operations during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, and an associated Toolbox Talk.

Robin James, NASC Managing Director, said: “We are delighted to have been named as a finalist in this category. During the first few months of the pandemic a lot of often complex information was being announced and implemented by Government on an almost daily basis.

“The NASC team worked tirelessly to communicate this information to members and the scaffolding industry at large in a clear and effective way, enabling businesses to make important commercial decisions with confidence. The team also worked proactively to support the scaffolding industry, producing its Guidance for Scaffolding Operations During the Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic and Toolbox Talk of the same name, and regularly reviewing and updating these resources as Government guidance changed.

“Beyond that, efforts were made to call each and every NASC Contractor member to gain a better understanding of the challenges they were facing, offer any assistance, and ensure they were aware of the various support streams offered by the Government as well as the new NASC Operational Guidance.

“As the trade body for access and scaffolding in the UK, keeping members and indeed non-members informed of ever-changing rules and Government support schemes during the Covid-19 pandemic was of paramount importance to us. I am delighted with how the team stepped up for the scaffolding industry during this unprecedented and extremely challenging period.”

Now in its nineteenth year, the Trade Association Forum (TAF) Best Practice Awards 2022 are supported by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and recognise excellence, innovation and best practice amongst Trade Associations in the UK.

Emily Wallace, Interim Chief Executive, Trade Association Forum, said: “Trade Associations including the NASC have played an absolutely critical role in in supporting the UK economy throughout the turbulence of the last two years. As we move forward, it is right to celebrate the achievements of the sector, recognise excellence, and collaborate to improve the role that Associations can continue to play to support the economy for the future.”

The Trade Association Best Practice Awards 2022 will take place in London on Thursday 17th February 2022.

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