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16.11.18

NASC and CISRS Take Speaking Slots at Major Scaffolding Conference in China

The NASC and CISRS were represented at a major, two-day scaffolding conference in China.

The Construction Material Rental Contractor Association (CMRA) event, held in Tianjin, drew more than 600 delegates from across the country.

David Mosley, NASC Director and CISRS Scheme Manager, was invited to attend as a keynote speaker. He gave a presentation on the role of the NASC in establishing best practice and producing guidance not only for its members but the industry as a whole.

He also gave an overview of the UK CISRS scheme and CISRS Overseas Scaffolder Training Scheme (OSTS) and explained how having a regulated industry and a recognised training scheme had made the UK scaffolding sector a much safer place.

After the presentation, David took part in a panel discussion aimed at exploring what advice the UK representatives could give to help improve the scaffolding sector in China.

Andy Sharp, Senior Scaffold Instructor at Simian Skill, gave an interactive, hands-on tool box talk on SG4:15 Preventing Falls in Scaffolding Operations.

The pair also gave an additional presentation to more than 60 health and safety representatives from the China State Construction Engineering Corporation, one of the largest construction companies in the world. Delegates said they were impressed with CISRS OSTS would be looking to send some of their workforce on Inspection and Supervisory Training courses.

Yu Naiqiu, CMRA President, said: “We would like to thank our guests form the UK for sharing some of the good practice relating to safety and training with us, it was very informative and a really positive experience.”

Howard Liu, Chief Director of WenMA formwork and Shoring, added: “Our members were really pleased that David Mosley and Andy Sharp could attend the annual conference.

“We were very impressed with the quality of the guidance that NASC and CISRS produces and I think it is excellent that it can be downloaded for free. We are sure our members will find it very useful.”

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