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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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