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NASC members to give 290+ young people a start in scaffolding

NASC members will provide more than 290 young people across the UK with scaffolding industry experience through the Government’s Kickstart Scheme, which officially launches today.

A total of 50 NASC members – both contractors and suppliers – have signed up to the Kickstart Scheme through the NASC, committing to provide six-month work placements to out of work 18–24-year-olds.

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Extra 7.5% off steel gutters this February

This February Rainclear Systems, the UK’s leading stockist and online retailer of metal rainwater systems is offering an Extra 7.5% OFF Infinity Galvanised Steel and Colour Coated Galv Steel gutters and downpipes with code ‘X75FEB21’.

Galvanised steel guttering, and the colour coated versions, really are the more environmentally friendly alternative to plastic gutters - with the metal’s considerably longer life and 100% recyclability at end of life (plus it doesn’t contribute to the contamination of the environment by micro-plastics lost into the ecosystem in the production of new plastic and old plastic waste dumped in landfill fragmenting and ending up in the stomachs of earthworms, then birds etc.).

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Casella launches Orbi-Trace Smart-Tag to support workplace social distancing

Workers and businesses have never been more aware of the need for positive occupational hygiene culture than they are as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. There has been an unprecedented effect on businesses – in Q2 of 2020, over 32,000,000 working days were lost as a result of Covid-19 related absences, translating into a cost of over £4 billion to UK businesses[1]. The challenge industry now faces in reopening is balancing worker health, the concerns of employee and legal and legislative responsibility around operating a ‘Covid secure’ workplace.

Read more: Casella launches Orbi-Trace Smart-Tag to support workplace social distancing

TG20:21 to go on sale in spring

The NASC’s eagerly-anticipated eGuide scaffolding compliance software update and expansion – TG20:21 – will go on sale from March. 

TG20:21 builds on TG20:13, the NASC’s innovative, user-friendly and widely-adopted eGuide software, which enables users to produce a wide range of standard scaffolding structures, without the need for bespoke design. 

Read more: TG20:21 to go on sale in spring

Tackling the ‘silent pandemic’ threatening construction

Amid rising rates of suicide and mental health issues1 during the COVID-19 pandemic, many large construction firms have stepped up to boost mental health support for their employees.

Read more: Tackling the ‘silent pandemic’ threatening construction