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    NEW SCAFFOLDING INDUSTRY GUIDANCE ISSUED

    NASC updated Technical (TG) and Safety (SG) Guidance

    The National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) has issued revised and updated guidance as part of the NASC “on-going commitment to refresh published technical and safety guidance on a five year cycle”.

    NASC members have received copies of seven guidance notes which will also be available to full members via download, free of charge, from the members area of the NASC website

    See below for the full list of updated guidance and what’s included:

    • SG6:15 – Manual Handling in the Scaffolding Industry;
    • SG9:15 – Use, Inspection & Maintenance of Lifting Equipment and Accessories for Lifting in Scaffolding;
    • SG31:15 – Management of Slips and Trips;
    • TG7:15 – Scaffold Board Nailplates;
    • TG8:15 – Fire Damage;
    • TG11:15 – Stress Corrosion Cracking in High Tensile and Alloy Steels; and
    • TG17:15 – Identification of EN74-1 Couplers.

    The technical guidance notes are comprised of short 1-2 page update sheets, whilst the safety guidance notes are longer, made up of six to 48-page documents respectively.

    Keeping up to date

    NASC MD, Robin James said:

    “With a wide range – from a short TG8 update on fire damage, to a much larger SG6 revision on manual handling in the scaffolding industry – these seven revised technical and safety guidance notes will be useful updates for the NASC membership and wider industry.

    The revisions also go to show the lengths that the NASC’s hard working committees go to in keeping guidance up to date with the latest health and safety and technical trends. Publishing these documents is at the heart of what the confederation does – making sure our membership continues to set the industry standard in scaffolding.”

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