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22.06.15

NASC and CISRS exhibition success at Safety & Health Expo 2015

The NASC and CISRS have successfully exhibited at the UK’s largest and leading health and safety event at London’s ExCeL – the Safety & Health Expo, June 16-18.

The event attracted around 15,000 delegates and 350 exhibitors and saw keynote speeches at the linked IOSH conference from Baroness Karren Brady, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, OBE and Sir Chris Hoy.

The NASC & CISRS stand – with its five metre tall Altrad Plettac Metrix system scaffold centrepiece, erected by member company TRAD Scaffolding – was busy with enquiries over all three days of this packed event.

Delegates received TG20:13 tube & fitting good practice eGuide demonstrations on the 32-inch TV screen and a portable Android device, discussed the Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS) training courses, and NASC scaffolding safety and technical guidance – with particular emphasis on the forthcoming launch of SG4:15 (the confederation’s “core safety guidance” for work at height). And they also received a new, fully loaded NASC eco ‘goody bag’ featuring the 2015 Yearbook, 2015 Safety Report, CISRS CAP 609 booklet and NASC/CISRS promotional material.

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In addition, on Tuesday June 16th, Simon Hughes, Managing Director of Simian Risk Management, was on the NASC/CISRS stand – offering his expertise to event attendees, which was widely appreciated. Laura Weekes was also on hand to discuss CISRS training, along with the NASC’s Safety and Technical Officer, Ken Johnson.

NASC MD, Robin James said: “Once again, the Expo proved to be a busy and successful event for the NASC, with a new, bigger stand for 2015, reaching out to both existing and fresh industry faces. There is still a lot of interest in TG20:13, which is great to hear. And there’s a growing interest in our information only membership category, which is attracting applications from many different sources. Needless to say, the level of enquiries about the imminent release of SG4:15 was also very high and we are looking forward to launching this core Safety Guidance in the Autumn.

“The NASC is represented at this event because we want to demonstrate to the health and safety industry and the construction sector what we are doing to improve safety standards as the national trade body for access and scaffolding in the UK. Once again we are pleased with the level of engagement from those attending.”

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CISRS Training Manager, Dave Mosley added: “This event has once again given CISRS a golden opportunity to tell the industry what we are doing to improve training standards in the UK, and globally with the CISRS Overseas Training Scheme (OSTS). We are again very pleased to have had a presence at the Safety & Health Expo and thank all those who took the time to come and visit us to learn more about the recognised industry scaffolding training scheme.”

The Safety & Health Expo is run exclusively with the support of IOSH, RoSPA and the BSIF, and is one of the largest events of its kind in Europe. Safety & Health Expo organisers say: “The Safety & Health Expo has established itself as the definitive UK industry event, consistently attracting health and safety decision makers from multiple sectors with responsibilities across the UK, Europe and international markets. It is designed to meet the needs of the UK and the international health and safety industry.”

For details about becoming an NASC member, and to find out more about the NASC – the scaffolding industry representative trade body, please visit www.nasc.org.uk or email enquiries@nasc.org.uk. And for more information on CISRS please visit: www.cisrs.org.uk. And to discover more about the Safety & Health Expo, visit: www.safety-health-expo.co.uk

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