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06.02.18

UEG European Regulations Working Committee

At a meeting of the UEG European Regulations Working Committee held in Cologne on Friday 2 February consideration was given to a review of CEN TC 53 standards.

The UEG group, which effectively acts as the SBS (Small Business Standards) mirror committee, is comprised of representatives from 10 European national scaffolding organisations. The NASC/UK representative is Ken Johnson (NASC Technical Support).

The UEG group plays an increasingly important role in the discussion process which precedes formal CEN standards meetings, and ensures that the wider interests of the European scaffolding industry are properly represented at CEN meetings.

The group also gave consideration to forthcoming UEG guidance on Risk Assessment, and looked forward to the UEG Panel Discussion to be held on Wednesday 6 June, also in Cologne.

Topics for discussion in June will be CEN TC 53 and industry training. Guest speakers have been invited and the panel for the discussion on training will include David Mosley (CISRS Manager and NASC Director of Training).

The UEG Working Committee meeting was preceded by a meeting of the UEG Chair at which it was announced that Greece has formally announced its request to join UEG as a full member, bringing the number of national scaffolding organisations represented on UEG to 11.

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