European scaffolders develop standards in London

20 August 2014

Scaffolding industry leaders recently met in the UK as the National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) played host to a meeting of the Union of European Scaffolding Contractors (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. As part of the UEG meeting programme, 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.

NASC managing director, Robin James, said, “The confederation is extremely proud to be the UK representative organisation member in the UEG. It was excellent to be able to host a meeting of this group here in London.

“Whilst still a relatively young body, the UEG is making great progress, and includes eight national representative organisations in the access and scaffolding sector in its membership. The group meets regularly with a view to sharing best practice and developing industry standards across Europe. Particular regard is paid to training and health and safety.”

The UEG delegation also visited the NCC Waltham Forest training centre to observe scaffolding training first hand. The visit to NCC Waltham Forest concluded with a presentation by CISRS (Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme).

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