The NASC has released version 1.2 of the iconic TG20:13 eGuide – incorporating a number of enhancements.
The new update – supplied as a free upgrade to registered users of the TG20:13 eGuide on Windows, Mac and Android computers and devices – demonstrates the commitment of the
NASC to the continual improvement of TG20:13 to meet the demands of the UK scaffolding
industry, and increasingly overseas.
The principal features of the software upgrade are as follows:
1. Automatic site reference
2. Checking a compliance sheet
3. Reporting the permitted seasons
4. Company logo additions
5. Compliance sheet illustrations
6. Build UK support
Rob Lynch (Chair of NASC TG20 Working Group and CEO Lyndon Scaffolding plc) commented: “The NASC has worked closely with CADS to develop this latest upgrade. Feedback from the industry-wide consultation in 2016 was carefully analysed. Version 1.2 represents a significant enhancement.”
Robin James (NASC Managing Director) commented: “Few can have imagined the penetration which TG20:13 has achieved since launch in 2014. More than 2,000 copies of the eGuide have now been issued by NASC.”
To coincide with the launch of version 1.2 of the TG20:13 eGuide, support with installation or activation of the eGuide is now available directly from CADS, authors of the TG20 eGuide software at email@example.com
NASC Health & Safety and Technical guidance titles freely available to download
All NASC Health & Safety and Technical guidance titles (other than pocket guides and the TG20 suite of publications) are now available to download free of charge from the NASC website.
The National Access and Scaffolding Confederation publishes a comprehensive and expanding range of industry guidance titles, all of which are regularly reviewed and updated by its Health & Safety and Technical committees.
NASC President Alan Lilley commented: “By continuing to refine and develop new and existing guidance titles the NASC recognises its responsibility to raise industry standards, not just for its membership, but for the scaffolding industry and the construction sector as a whole. By making this Health & Safety and Technical guidance freely available to the industry the confederation is again demonstrating its commitment to making the industry a safer place in which to work.”
Copies of all NASC guidance titles will continue to be available to purchase in hard copy format from the NASC website www.nasc.org.uk
CISRS CPD: One month on
Following its launch on 1 July 2017, CISRS Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training has got off to a flying start.
With the help of four accredited training providers – LTC Training Services Ltd, National Construction College, Safety and Access Ltd and Simian Skill Ltd – six funded courses have been offered across the UK at centres located at Inchinnan (near Glasgow), Immingham, Warrington, Bircham Newton, Erith, and Plymouth.
Places were offered free of charge on a ‘first come, first served basis’ to scaffolders and advanced scaffolders who need to renew their CISRS cards before the end of this year, and around 70 operatives snapped up the places.
The courses proved to be a huge success and attracted delegates from across all sectors with those in attendance working for large companies such as Cape, Wood Group and Interserve, to those working for smaller roofing and scaffolding companies, to those who were self-employed.
Dave Mosley, CISRS Scheme Manager said: “It was really positive to see such a diverse group of scaffolders attending these courses from both large and small, National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) and non-NASC companies, the feedback has been excellent.”
Ady Ashton of Fred Champion Limited said: “As a scaffolder for over 30 years I would just like to say that I attended a two-day CPD course at LTC Training Services, Plymouth. My first thoughts of this course before starting was, it's going to be boring and wasted money! How wrong was I? I found it to be very informative and well-presented, and the additional courses that came with it, more than worth its cost. So not only was I happy with it, I will be more than happy to inform colleagues that it's not wasted time or money. Many thanks.”
Scott To of Hewaswater Scaffolding Ltd said: “The content was very good and it covered most aspects of our business nicely. Initially I was sceptical, we had a wide range of scaffolders with a huge amount of experience on the course yet I can confidently say we all learned something.”
For a full list of CISRS training providers offering CPD please visit www.cisrs.org.uk