NASC Supports No Falls Foundation
The NASC is proud to support the No Falls Foundation, a new charity dedicated exclusively to the work at height sector.
The new charity, launched at the Health & Safety Event, aims to have a positive influence on all those involved in work at height through the provision of education, research and support.
It has been backed by the 11 member organisations of the Access Industry Forum, which includes the NASC.
Ken Johnson, NASC Technical Advisor, said: “We are delighted to offer our support to the No Falls Foundation, a charity that mirrors our long-standing commitment to increasing safety in the construction industry.”
Focus on Health and Safety at NEC
The NASC promoted the importance of working safely at height at the Health & Safety Event, held at the NEC, Birmingham, last week.
The NASC exhibited alongside its fellow Access Industry Forum members, giving advice and guidance to delegates throughout the three-day show.
Stephen Allen-Tidy, NASC Health and Safety Advisor, and Ken Johnson, NASC Technical Advisor, manned the NASC stand, while Ken and fellow NASC representative Simon Hughes also contributed to daily Working at Height & Preventing Falls Q&A sessions.
Allen-Tidy said: “It was really useful to engage with a wide range of health and safety professionals from across the construction industry, providing them with scaffolding and access safety and technical advice and answering any questions they may have.
“The show also gave us the opportunity to come together with the other bodies that form the Access Industry Forum to promote the wider message of ensuring working at height safely is always a primary consideration.”
NASC Bolsters Team Through Marketing Manager Appointment
The National Access & Scaffolding Confederation has strengthened its communications capabilities through the appointment of a new in-house marketing manager.
Simon Robinson brings a wealth of construction marketing and copywriting expertise to the NASC team, having previously held various marketing agency and news desk positions in his career.
In his new role as NASC Marketing Manager, Simon will work to strengthen ties and increase engagement with both NASC members and the wider construction industry.
The 34-year-old said: “I am delighted to join the NASC and am looking forward to developing and implementing a communications strategy that will help increase awareness of the Confederation’s primary objectives; to help our members grow safer businesses and contribute to a safer construction industry.”
Robin James, NASC Managing Director, added: “I am pleased to welcome Simon to the team. Through his appointment we will be able engage more closely with our 250+ members and communicate more effectively with the wider scaffolding and construction industries.
“This will enable us to increase understanding and appreciation of a number of key messages, including the various benefits available directly to businesses through attaining NASC membership or indirectly through utilising the services of NASC members, as well as our ongoing commitment to raising and maintaining the highest standards for access and scaffolding throughout the UK and beyond.”