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NASC Hosts Second Successful Safety Seminar

Representatives from main contractors and housebuilders attended the NASC Safety Seminar in Manchester.

The morning event saw delegates – consisting primarily of Health and Safety, Contracts and Operations professionals – discuss a range of issues relating to scaffolding and safety on site and ways in which the NASC and its members can work more collaboratively with them to further raise standards.

The event was chaired by Wayne Connolly, Managing Director of Connolly Scaffolding Ltd and NASC North and North Wales regional Chair.

Speakers at the seminar included Des Moore, CEO of TRAD Group and NASC President and David Mosley, CISRS Scheme Manager, with guest speaker Bill Hill, Chief Executive of the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity.

Wayne Connolly said: “It was fantastic to talk to people working throughout the north west who regularly employ the services of scaffolding contractors about safety and learn more about the issues and challenges they face.

“The speakers helped frame the event, giving a quick overview of what the NASC’s objectives are and the areas in which its actively working on – including raising awareness of the importance of providing mental health support as well as improving mentoring opportunities and addressing the skills gap – which the delegates built upon during the break out and Q&A sessions.”

Des Moore added: “I’d like to thank the delegates for giving up their time to join us at this informal seminar and for providing such useful views and opinions on the day. We’ll use this feedback to help refine and enhance our engagement with main contractors, housebuilders and other businesses that procure scaffolding in the future.”

This seminar followed a similar NASC event held in London earlier this year. Further events will be held across the UK next year.



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