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13.11.14

NASC launch 2015 Yearbook

The NASC has launched its 2015 Yearbook, which is packed with 94 pages of news about the confederation and its 250+ members, including a wealth of fascinating Project News reports showcasing the best of UK scaffolding contracts over the last 12 months.

NASC Managing Director Robin James reports on a positive 2014 for the membership as the industry begins to recover from the recession. He also notes the wide pick-up and acceptance of TG20:13 good practice guidance for tube and fitting scaffolding by the industry. NASC President Kevin Ward considers why more and more principal contractors are now choosing NASC members for their access and scaffolding requirements, and reports on his New Apprentices Challenge in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The 2015 Yearbook includes a number of articles from the Chairs of NASC standing committees, including Vice President Alan Lilley on plans for the NASC audit process in 2015, updates on CISRS training by Dave Francis, developments in Health and Safety by Adrian Rooney, and updates on Technical guidance by James Attridge. Des Moore and Jerry Watts provide updates on the Code of Practice product audit, and Trevor Clarke and Liz Bridge report on employment affairs and contractual matters.

In addition, there is a double page spread on recent updates to TG20:13 including the introduction of Supplement 1 and eGuide Version 1.1, together with a full listing of NASC publications, and a directory of NASC full and information members. A profile of SAEMA (Specialist Access Engineering and Maintenance Association) is included, together with a directory of SAEMA members. Also included is a listing of approved CISRS training providers, together with details of NASC membership criteria and the NASC Code of Conduct.

The NASC 2015 Yearbook has been designed, edited and printed by Construction Manager publishers Atom, with a radical re-design and new look. This incorporates a striking cover and contents page, a complete overhaul of the information sections and committee listings, together with further improvements.

Robin James said: “It’s a great step forward for the confederation’s Yearbook. The bold new look and design are eye-catching and mean that the wealth of information contained within are a lot easier to navigate and digest. Despite the fact that we live in a ‘digital age’ this publication seems to improve every year. It’s clear that people still like to have a copy of the NASC Yearbook in their hands.

“In addition to all the reports, features, and useful listings, there’s a formidable array of scaffolding projects carried out by member companies in the Project News section. Once again, the NASC Yearbook testifies to the unique skill set and versatility of NASC contracting members across the UK. I would urge all who work in the scaffolding sector – and indeed the wider construction industry – to pay careful attention to the contents of the NASC 2015 Yearbook.”

An e-reader version of the NASC 2015 Yearbook is available to view here and on the NASC Website.

To obtain a hard copy of the 2015 Yearbook or for further details about becoming an NASC member and to find out more about the NASC – the UK scaffolding industry trade body – please visit www.nasc.org.uk or email: enquiries@nasc.org.uk.

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