Work at height focus at health and safety expo
By Euan Youdale18 May 2015
The NASC and CISRS are set to exhibit at the UK’s largest and leading health and safety event at London’s ExCeL – the Safety & Health Expo, 16-18 June.
Visitors to the 2015 Expo - which attracts 15000 people and this year sees presentations at the linked IOSH conference by Baroness Karren Brady, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, OBE and Sir Chris Hoy - will be treated to over 350 exhibitors, including NASC on stand V2125 which will feature a five metre scaffolding tower built by NASC members, TRAD Scaffolding, as an unmissable centre piece.
The intention is to promote the work of the NASC and the scaffolding industry training organisation, Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS) to the construction and health and safety industries.
Particular emphasis will be given to the forthcoming launch of SG4:15, the confederation’s 'core safety guidance' for work at height, in addition to the recent launch of the NASC 2015 Safety Report and the NASC good practice guide to tube and fitting scaffolding, TG20:13.
NASC and CISRS staff, member representatives, and scaffolding industry experts will be on hand to discuss access and scaffolding issues and industry guidance and publications. And there will be a range of NASC promotional literature and marketing material available.
The Safety & Health Expo is run exclusively with the support of IOSH, RoSPA and the BSIF, and is one of the largest events of its kind in Europe.
NASC MD, Robin James said, “With so much new and revised safety and technical guidance available to the scaffolding industry, and the construction sector the NASC needs to have good visibility at this high profile event. We want to demonstrate to the health and safety industry and the construction sector what we are doing to improve safety standards as the national trade body for access and scaffolding in the UK.”