Scaffold – safety and technical update
National Access & Scaffolding Confederation
Date: 19 October 2023
Time: 16:00 – 17:00
The National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) are giving a talk on scaffolding in October. NASC is the premier national trade body for access and scaffolding in the UK – established 1945 and now serving a family of 500+ leading contracting firms, scaffolding suppliers, and manufacturers. Nearly 80 years later, raising and maintaining safety standards remains at the heart of the NASC’s objectives.
The NASC president David Brown will discuss procurement in depth (with tips to reduce associated costs).
Speakers will also give an update on recently issued safety and technical guidance, discuss the background to the NASC’s annual safety report on contractor members which show the best accident results in our recorded history with a 26% drop in RIDDORs, as well as leaving time for your questions.
The NASC has a mammoth impact on the scaffolding industry – and works with key industry organisations, HSE, UEG, Build UK, AIF, CISRS, TWf – driving up scaffolding safety standards, recommending good practice and keeping ahead of developments in the rapidly evolving construction industry. The NASC produce over 100+ Safety, Health, Technical, Contractual, Purchasing Guidelines, Asset Protection, Environmental and Sustainability Guidance, as well as publishing TG20 Operational Guidance and software for Tube & Fitting scaffolding and SG4 Preventing falls in scaffolding operations, which are the key guidance documents for the UK scaffolding industry.
David Brown is our current NASC President and Managing Director of IBN Scaffold Access Ltd. David started in the Construction Industry as a Quantity Surveyor for a Main Contractor before moving into the Scaffolding Industry and is very keen to impart his knowledge and experience to improve and cement principal contractor – contractor relationships.
Steve Kearney is the NASC H&S Manager and has been involved in the scaffolding industry for forty-five years (and was until quite recently the HSEQ director of a very large scaffolding and hire & sales group). Steve is the ‘help desk’ for ad hoc industry-related H&S enquiries from members and others and acts as secretary for the NASC Health & Safety Committee.
Tony Barry is Director of the Construction Industry Scaffolders Recognition Scheme (CISRS), which is often pronounced as scissors). CISRS is the oldest CSCS card system and was introduced in 1975. Tony has been in the scaffolding industry for over forty years and is now at the forefront of learning and development within this sector.