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05.06.18

NASC Breakfast Briefing Serves Up Benefits of Greater Collaboration

Representatives from more than 30 principal contractors attended the NASC’s inaugural Future of Safe Scaffolding breakfast briefing.

The event provided delegates with a greater understanding of the NASC, its makeup, objectives and processes, and the various benefits gained through greater collaboration between specifiers and NASC full contractor members.

The London / SE region event was chaired by Lee Rowswell, NASC London / SE Regional Chair, who opened the breakfast briefing and introduced speakers Des Moore, CEO of the TRAD Group and NASC President, Robin James, NASC Managing Director, Bob Whincap, former Chair of the Access and Scaffolding Industry Training Organisation, and motivational safety speaker Dylan Skelhorn.

The presentations were followed by a constructive Q&A session, during which delegates asked the panel a number of questions across a broad range of issues including operative training, the NASC member audit procedure and on-site safety.

Attendees also shared their procurement objectives and challenges and recounted their first-hand experiences of utilising the services of NASC and non-NASC members, and the differences between them.

Des Moore, CEO of the TRAD Group and NASC President, said: “This event gave us the opportunity to talk directly with procurement and health and safety professionals from a wide range of principal contractors.

“It was fantastic to be able to share what the NASC is doing to further improve working practices across the scaffolding industry with delegates and also learn what challenges they face.

“It was clear from the feedback during the Q&A session there is a lot of common ground between principal contractors and the NASC and its members and a strong will to collaborate more closely in the future.

“We look forward to further discussions exploring how the value of the services provided by our members might help these contractors achieve their goals in a safe, effective and efficient manner.”

Stewart Lewis, Senior Health and Safety Manager at Chelsea FC, said: “Many thanks for arranging and delivering a very professional, informative, and enjoyable event. The presentations greatly increased my knowledge of the NASC, its structure, values and membership.”

A second NASC Future of Safe Scaffolding breakfast briefing will be held in Manchester later this year. This event is aimed at health and safety and procurement professionals operating across the north of the UK. To register your interest in attending please email Simon Robinson, NASC Marketing Manager, here.

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