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    Non-NASC members offered free regional TG20:13 presentations

    The NASC (National Access and Scaffolding Confederation) is holding five FREE TG20:13 Regional Seminars across the UK to mark publication of associations’ Technical Guidance for tube and fitting scaffolding.

    The events are open to principal contractors, client bodies, local authorities, health and safety consultants and scaffolding contractors. You can pre-register for attendance at the seminars which are not intended for NASC members.

    The events will take place from 2.00-4.00pm and will feature two separate TG20:13 presentations:

    1. Introduction to TG20:13 – by Terry Roberts (CADS, technical authors of TG20:13) and will highlight the main features of the revised guidance.
    2. Implementation of TG20:13 – by the scaffolding sector and the wider construction industry and will be delivered by Simon Hughes (Simian Risk).

    Each of the presentations will be followed by a Question and Answer session.

    NASC President, Kevin Ward said:

    “Those who have already seen the document have been amazed by the quality of the work. TG20:13 is not a rewrite, it is a completely new suite of documents. The scope of the documents has meant that it has taken longer to complete than was initially hoped. It has though been worth the wait.

    The new version of TG20 sees a ‘step change’ in our industry with regard to the design of tube & fitting scaffolds. In future our clients will be expecting either a site specific ‘TG20:13 compliance sheet’ or a ‘full temporary works scaffold design’ to be submitted as part of a scaffold plan prior to the commencement of any works – and the HSE will also be looking for this.”

    The two TG20:13 presentations will be followed by a shorter presentation by David Mosley (NASC Director of Training and CISRS Scheme Manager) who will update on scaffolding industry training requirements.

    Dates and locations of the NASC TG20:13 Regional Seminar

    Attendance at the TG20:13 regional seminars will be strictly limited to two individuals per company/organisation at each seminar location.

    Those wishing to attend must pre-register by completing the TG20:13 Regional Seminar pre-registration form.

    • Tuesday 4th March, South West & South Wales region @ Battleborough Grange, Brent Knoll
    • Wednesday 5th March, Midlands region @ Aston Wood GC, Sutton Coldfield
    • Thursday 6th March, Northern & North Wales region @ Holiday Inn, Barnsley (off M1 Junction 37)
    • Thursday 13th March, Scotland & Northern Ireland region @ NCC Scotland, Inchinnan
    • Tuesday 18th March, London/SE region @ Chamber of Shipping, London SE1.

    Robin James (NASC Managing Director) said:

    “The TG20:13 regional seminars are a great opportunity to get to grips with the greatly enhanced and user-friendly revised Technical Guidance, and to learn more about CISRS training as well as the benefits of using NASC members. We are confident that representatives from the wider industry will find the seminar content extremely useful and will go away with a greater understanding of TG20:13. Subject to take-up and demand, further TG20:13 regional seminars will be conducted later on in the year.”

    To enquire about NASC membership email enquiries@nasc.org.uk or call 020 7822 7400.

    Good Practice Guidance for Tube and Fitting Scaffolding

    TG20:13 Operational Guide –  full-colour, brand new, 224 page guide containing detailed practical guidance for most common types of scaffolding supported by structural research and calculations. Guidance is provided for an expanded range of structures which includes interior birdcages, chimney stack scaffolds, loading bays, ladder-access towers, free-standing towers, lift shaft towers and putlog scaffolding. A range of TG20:13 ‘compliance sheets’ is also included for these structures.

    TG20:13 Design Guide –  intended predominantly for engineers and designers, this 206 page document provides technical data, commentary, and source material for use by competent and suitably qualified scaffold designers in circumstances which are outside the scope of standard solutions provided in the TG20:13 Operational Guide and TG20:13 e-Guide software.

    TG20:13 e-Guide – designed for Mac, PC and tablet use, making it extremely easy to check scaffolds for TG20:13 compliance digitally, with user-friendly software which will facilitate printing and circulation of details of TG20:13 compliant structures by email.

    TG20:13 User Guide – 32 page full colour pocket guide in A6 format, this document clearly summarises the requirements for compliant TG20:13 scaffolding and will offer indispensable guidance to the scaffolding operative.

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