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11.07.17

NASC Present At London Work At Height Seminar 2017

The NASC took part in the London Work At Height Seminar 2017 at the City of London’s prestigious Guildhall on Monday July 10th – presenting on developments within the scaffolding and access sector, and recently published guidance, to a substantial gathering of industry professionals.

The second London Work at Height Seminar built on the success of the highly regarded 2016 event, “providing opportunity for our industry to collaborate in the interests of safety awareness, best practice and knowledge sharing; and to demonstrate a variety of work at height methodologies and industry innovations.”

The event is largely aimed at Local Government Authorities, Procurement Professionals, Health & Safety Professionals, Building & Facilities Managers and all other professionals who have an interest in work at height within the City of London and beyond.

In addition to the NASC’s presentation, and those of similar trade bodies and organisations, such as the Access Industry Form (of which NASC are members), there were noteworthy presentations from the City of London Corporation, with Jeremy Simons and Toby Thorp speaking on safe working at height within the city. Also the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) represented at the event by Ray Cooke (Head of Construction Sector Safety Unit), with Paul Bussey, a Technical Consultant for Allford Hall Monaghan Morris the second guest speaker.

Meanwhile, out in the ‘Courtyard’ area of the Guildhall, there were demonstrations of work at height equipment in use.

NASC Technical Officer, Ken Johnson, who presented at the event on behalf of the confederation said: “It’s been another tremendous gathering of industry minds, with a lot of very useful information disseminated and great positivity about successful safe working practices within the industry.

“There was great praise for the huge steps the NASC has taken in getting scaffolders and those who use scaffolds home safely. And there was plenty of interest in the TG20:13 eGuide (which is about to be updated to Version 1.2), SG4:15 ‘Preventing Falls in Scaffolding Operations’ safety guidance, and the ‘Scaffold Specification Template,’ which was very well received amongst seminar delegates, along with the NASC 2017 Safety Report.”

NASC MD, Robin James added: “This seminar brings together all the major players in the work at height sector and is making a positive impact on working practices and safety guidance. We are very pleased to be involved, as the national trade body for the access and scaffolding industry in the UK – producing industry guidance for scaffolding contractors, their operatives and clients since 1945.”

For details on the NASC’s TG20:13, SG4:15 and recently published Technical Guidance (TG) and Health and Safety Guidance (SG) and the NASC – the national trade body for access and scaffolding in the UK – including how to become an NASC member, please visit www.nasc.org.uk or email: enquiries@nasc.org.uk

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