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UK Platforms merges with Nationwide Platforms

Following the acquisition of UK Platforms in January 2019, Nationwide Platforms are pleased to announce that the integration of these two brands will complete with the new enlarged business operating solely under the Nationwide Platforms brand from 1st November 2019.

Over the last few months, integration work has been underway with the aim of bringing together these two great trading brands to create a strong, healthy and robust business platform with Health, Safety and Customer Service at its core.

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ASFP response to the Grenfell Tower Public Inquiry Report

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) welcomes the release of the report following the first phase of the Public Inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire and will comment further once the findings have been examined in greater depth. 

It is well documented and understood that the major failing of the building was due to the cladding material, and the ASFP looks forward to phase 2 of the Public Inquiry when the circumstances that led to its inclusion in the building will be determined.

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NASC launches 2020 Yearbook

The NASC has launched its 2020 Yearbook – showcasing more confederation news and updates than ever before.

The Yearbook features a round-up of NASC standing committee outputs, more than 30 pages of NASC Awards submissions and a comprehensive listing of full contracting NASC members.

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NASC signs Armed Forces Covenant

The NASC has further strengthened its connection with the military by signing the Armed Forces Covenant. 

By signing the Covenant, the NASC has made a formal commitment to promote career and training opportunities in the scaffolding industry to ex-military personnel.

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FIS appoints new Skills and Training lead

FIS the trade body representing the finishes and interiors sector is delighted to announce the appointment of George Swann as Skills and Training lead for the organisation. George will pick up the exciting training portfolio of the FIS and help to drive the organisation’s focus on competence through the FIS For Competency’s SAKE Framework. He will take up post in January 2020.

George has been employed in training and training development since 1979. He served 22 years in the Corps of the Royal Engineers, the construction arm of the British Army. During his service he worked on various construction sites around the globe including civil engineering projects for road building, dam, bridge, pier, wharf and harbour construction, firing range demolition, repair and construction and in general building work of troop shelters, security posts, sports and recreational facilities (changing rooms, cafes and bars). He completed his service after a three-year post employed as a Training Development Analyst working at the Combined Arms Training Centre in Warminster. He left the Army at the rank of Regimental Quarter Master Sargent with qualifications in Management, Health and Safety, Quality Control and Vocational Assessment.

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