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11.05.17

NASC Delivers TG20 Presentations To Principal Contractor Temporary Works Consultants

On Thursday 11 May the NASC delivered the first of two complimentary TG20 presentations to temporary works consultants, managers or engineers employed by, or working for principal contractors in the UK construction industry. The presentation took place at Thorpe Park Hotel in Leeds, West Yorkshire and was well-received by an attentive audience of temporary works professionals.

The purpose of these TG20 presentations is to enable temporary works consultants to obtain a better understanding of the scope of TG20, also proposed changes to TG20 following an industry consultation exercise in 2016.

The principal speaker is Terry Roberts of CADS (Computer and Design Services Ltd) whose presentation includes a demonstration of the TG20 eGuide software, a review of the forthcoming eGuide upgrade 1.2 (for existing users), and a look forward to proposed enhancements to TG20 at time of next review.

This is supplemented by an explanation of the benefits of using NASC members for scaffolding requirements by Rick Statham (Safety & Access Ltd), who also delivers an item entitled ‘Protecting the Public’ in which he briefly reviews NASC Health & Safety and Technical guidance, including the iconic SG4:15 Preventing Falls in Scaffolding Operations.

The presentation concludes with a brief panel discussion when Terry Roberts and Rick Statham are joined by David Mosley (NASC Director of Training and CISRS Manager).

Delegates present at the Leeds event raised a number of interesting questions in regard to scaffolding design and scaffold inspection, also scaffold product and industry training.

Following the Leeds event complimentary TG20 full suites were dispatched to all principal contractors/temporary works organisations represented at the presentation.

Alan Lilley (NASC President) was in attendance at the Leeds event and commented: “It was encouraging to see such a strong turnout of temporary works professionals. The speakers were excellent and the content of the individual presentations was supported by slides. The delegates were clearly interested and engaged, and this reflected on the important role played by temporary works consultants in the scaffolding sector.”

A second TG20 presentation is scheduled for Tuesday 23 May 2017 at the Chamber of Shipping, 30 Park St, London, SE1 9EQ. Prospective delegates are reminded that the intended audience is temporary works consultants employed by or working for principal contractors in the UK construction industry. Places will be confirmed following registration. Please email enquiries@nasc.org.uk for a registration form.

For further details on the NASC, a copy of the latest NASC 2017 Safety Report, information on recently reduced prices for TG20:13 publications, to order copies of SG4:15, for information on the latest Technical Guidance (TG) and Safety Guidance (SG) notes and more, including how to join, please visit the website.

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