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NAPIT provides further support to Cowboy Builders series

Following on from the successful appearance of NAPIT in Swindon earlier this year, the producers of the Channel Five programme, Cowboy Builders, approached NAPIT for expert advice during production of an episode based in Great Yarmouth.

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Preventing Legionella contamination through thermal insulation

Armacell insulation materials protect hot and cold water pipes against unacceptable temperature fluctuations which can occur during the summer when the risk of legionella also rises. During holiday periods water stagnates in pipework, making HVAC and plumbing systems an ideal breeding ground for hazardous bacteria.

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Workforce socks are perfect - as a stocking filler!

Christmas will soon be upon us once again and Workforce Socks have the perfect gift idea.

Their wide range of socks is great for anyone in the construction industry and designed to meet all the needs of anyone working hard on  their feet and with PPE workwear.

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NASC hosts UEG Delegation visit to United Kingdom

The NASC recently hosted a meeting of the Union of European Scaffolding Contractors (UEG) - the representative body for national scaffolding organisations in Europe - as part of its role as the UK access and scaffolding representative organisation in the UEG.

The NASC hosted 10 UEG delegates in London, including representatives from Germany, Switzerland, and Norway, at a meeting to discuss issues affecting the access and scaffolding industry across Europe. The NASC also hosted a visit by UEG delegates to the viewing platform of The Shard in the City of London, to showcase construction activity across the capital.

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NASC updated safety and technical guidance

Following the successful publication and launch of TG20:13 Good Practice Guidance for Tube and Fitting Scaffolding earlier this year, the confederation has turned its attention to the review of additional NASC Safety and Technical Guidance titles in line with its five year review policy.

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UKATA’s new General Manager steps up to the plate!

After a period of outstanding performance as Acting General Manager, UKATA is delighted to announce the permanent appointment of Craig Evans to the newly-created role of General Manager, with immediate effect. Craig had already made a big impression as the Association’s Financial Controller, proving the business acumen and competence to deliver consistently good results.

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Working safely in the sun: fwb advises on the latest outdoor essentials

The sun can be the outdoor worker’s number one enemy. Working outside on a building site, a farm, or as a public service worker can mean employees often get more sun on their skin than is healthy, placing them at greater risk of skin cancer - one of the most common cancers in the UK. Here, fwb provides advice on protecting employees and unveils the latest innovations in sun protection. 

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COMBISAFE creates a safe line of defence at new military museum

For the construction of a stunning new €90 million National Military Museum in Soesterberg Netherlands, the main contractor required an edge protection system that  offered reliability, flexibility and compatibility with flat roofs. COMBISAFE demonstrated they had the ability to meet the challenge, leading to the specification of the Counterweight System.

Commissioned by the Ministry of Defence and designed by Claus and Kaan Architects, the National Military Museum is being built by contractor HEIJMANS on the former airbase in Soesterberg. The 7,000-square -metre exhibition building will house an extensive collection of military aircraft, including collections from the recently closed Army Museum in Delft.  

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COMBISAFE FAST FRAME system strikes the right note

The COMBISAFE FAST FRAME System – a unique edge protection solution for steel frame structures - has been specified on the 220 million euro Paris Philharmonic Hall ensuring workers are protected during the erection of the steel frame.

In a design by renowned French architect Jean Nouvel, the prestigious Philharmonie de Paris is a major new state-of-the-art music complex in the Parc de la Villette, which centres on a 2,400-seat concert hall, the largest built in the city for nearly a hundred years.

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NASC & CISRS set to exhibit at Health & Safety Bolton 8-9 October 2014

The NASC will be exhibiting at the forthcoming Health & Safety North event being held at Bolton Arena from October 8-9th 2014, on trade stand B16.

NASC will be actively promoting the work of the confederation to representatives of the construction and health and safety industries attending the event, which is set to attract over 3,000 visitors. In addition, they will be showcasing the innovative TG20:13 tube and fitting technical guidance at the show – with live demonstrations of the TG20:13 eGuide in both PC/laptop format, and in the new Android App version, which provides a mobile, digital good practice guide for tube and fitting scaffolding.

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Ex-Premier League star has grand designs

A former Premier League footballer is hoping to corner the property market after launching his own eco-friendly timber frame housing business.

Ex-Manchester City and Blackburn Rovers captain, Garry Flitcroft, has snapped up 20,000 sqft factory on an eight acre site in St Michael’s near Garstang, which has become the home for Flitcraft EcoBuild timber frame specialists.

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