NASC hosts UEG delegation visit to UK
The NASC recently hosted a meeting of the Union of European Scaffolding Contractors (UEG) – the representative body for national scaffolding organisations in Europe – as part of its role as the UK access and scaffolding representative organisation in the UEG.
The NASC hosted 10 UEG delegates in London, including representatives from Germany, Switzerland, and Norway, at a meeting to discuss issues affecting the access and scaffolding industry across Europe. The NASC also hosted a visit by UEG delegates to the viewing platform of The Shard in the City of London, to showcase construction activity across the capital.
The UEG delegation then visited the NASC offices in Blackfriars, and were particular interested in the recently published TG20:13 good practice guidance for tube and fitting scaffolding TG20:13 – enjoying demonstrations of the TG20:13 eGuide on the new Android App.
UEG delegates enjoying the sights following their meeting in London
NASC Managing Director, Robin James said: “The confederation is extremely proud to be the UK representative organisation member in the UEG. It was excellent to be able to host a meeting of this group here in London.
“Whilst still a relatively young body, the UEG is making great progress, and includes eight national representative organisations in the access and scaffolding sector in its membership. The group meets regularly with a view to sharing best practice and developing industry standards across Europe. Particular regard is paid to training and health and safety.”
Before departing, the UEG delegates enjoyed a visit to the NCC Waltham Forest training centre, where they were able to observe scaffolding training at first hand, within a specially segregated viewing area.
The visit to NCC Waltham Forest concluded with a presentation by CISRS (Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme), which outlined the history and background to the development of CISRS as the industry training scheme.
UEG delegates at NCC Waltham Forest following a demonstration of scaffolding training
The Union of European Scaffolding Contractors (UEG) is the representative body for the scaffolding industry in Europe. It was founded on 25 October 2008 and its membership is comprised of national scaffolding industry organisations from Germany, UK, Netherlands, Poland, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Norway and Finland.
The aims of the UEG are:
- The collation, representation and promotion of common technical, human, commercial, social and cultural interests of member organisations at a European level.
- The development of comparable and general standards in scaffolding.
- The evaluation of European legislative processes in respect of their effect on scaffolding.
- The provision of expert representation to European bodies.
- The facilitation of permanent links and exchanges between the members – a European network for scaffolding.
For further details on the Union of European Scaffolding Contractors (UEG), please visit: www.ueg-eu.org