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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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