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CISRS News: Press Releases

10.07.2017 NASC Present At London Work At Height Seminar 2017

The NASC took part in the London Work At Height Seminar 2017 at the City of London’s prestigious Guildhall on Monday July 10th – presenting on developments within the scaffolding and access sector, and recently published guidance, to a substantial gathering of industry professionals.

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07.07.2017 NASC Introduces Online Membership Application and Audit Process

The NASC has introduced a state-of-the-art online membership application system – streamlining the process for membership applications for potential new members



03.07.2017 CISRS CPD Courses Go Live from 1st July

CISRS Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses are now live – making it a mandatory requirement to attend a two-day course at an approved training provider prior to scaffolder or advanced scaffolder card renewal.




26.06.2017 CISRS Teams Up With Training Providers to Provide a Series of Fully Funded CPD Courses

CISRS are very pleased to announce that with the collaboration of four of their approved training providers they are able to offer six fully funded (free) CPD courses across the UK in July and August.



20.06.2017 NASC Issues Updated Health and Safety Guidance

The NASC has recently published the following Health & Safety guidance titles all of which have been updated to 2017. Hard copies have been issued to all NASC full contracting members, who may also download them from the NASC website free of charge


08.06.2017 NASC Announce Support For Members as CPD Approaches

The National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) are very pleased to announce that they have set aside an initial sum of £30,000 to assist the membership who will be required to meet the CISRS CPD requirement for their Scaffolders and Advanced Scaffolders from 1st July 2017.

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25.05.2017 NASC Delivers Second TG20 Presentation To Principal Contractor Temporary Works Consultants

On Tuesday 23 May NASC delivered the second of two complimentary TG20 presentations to temporary works consultants, managers, and engineers employed by or working for principal contractors in the UK construction industry.



23.05.2017 Aecor/Safety & Access Nepal Goes From Strength to Strength

The future of scaffolding training in Nepal and recognition of the skills of Nepalese scaffolders working around the Middle East is looking very bright.



22.05.2017 New Simian Centre Accreditation In India

Simian Skill have formed a partnership with Tough Scaff in order to open a Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS) Overseas Scaffolder Training Scheme (OSTS) centre in Chennai, Southern India.



18.05.2017 NASC Meets With Scaffolding, Access & Rigging New Zealand (SARNZ)

NASC was pleased to host a meeting with Graham Burke CEO of Scaffolding, Access & Rigging New Zealand (SARNZ) at their London office on Thursday 16 May 2017.


16.05.17 NASC To Exhibit With AIF at UK’S Largest Health & Safety Event:SHE Expo 2017 at London ExCel, June 20-22

The NASC will be exhibiting at the forthcoming Safety & Health Expo, June 20-22 at London’s prestigious ExCeL venue on Stand R90 – alongside the Access Industry Forum (AIF).



12.05.2017 Simian Skill Dubai CISRS Success Continues

Simian Skill Dubai has completed another successful year of training in the UAE in the 2016/2017 period, recently passing the CISRS Annual accreditation audit with flying colours.



11.05.2017 NASC Delivers TG20 Presentation To Principal Contractor Temporary Works Consultants

On Thursday 11 May the NASC delivered the first of two complimentary TG20 presentations to temporary works consultants, managers or engineers who are employed by, or work for principal contractors in the UK construction industry. The presentation took place at Thorpe Hotel & Spa in Leeds, West Yorkshire and was well-received by an attentive audience of temporary works professionals.



28.04.2017 NASC Launch Regional TG20 Presentations For Principal Contractor Temporary Works Consultants

The NASC is organising two regional TG20 presentations (North/South) – aimed directly at assisting principal contractor temporary works consultants



19.04.2017 NASC & CISRS to Exhibit at ‘Scotland Works’ Heath & Safety Event, SEC Glasgow, May 3-4

NASC and CISRS will be exhibiting at the new-look, biennial ‘Scotland Works’ event – May 3-4 being held at Scotland’s premier B2B event venue, the SEC – on stand HS48, opposite the main conference theatre in the ‘Health & Safety Scotland’ section.

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13.04.2017 NASC 2017 Safety Report Launch

The NASC has published its highly-regarded 2017 Safety Report documenting and analysing accident and injury statistics for its full contracting members in 2016 – representing over 17,000 UK scaffolding operatives, which constitutes a significant percentage of the total British scaffolding workforce.

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03.04.2017 NASC & CISRS Support AIF Working Well Together Event

Both NASC and CISRS are very pleased to have taken an active role in the recent Roof Work and Work at Height training event, which was organised by Access Industry Forum (AIF) as part of the Working Well Together campaign.



30.03.2017 CISRS CPD Pilot Course Success 

CISRS has run two fully-funded CPD refresher pilot courses at NCC Midlands in Birmingham during February and March. Both of the courses delivered by lead Instructor Tony Barry received very positive feedback from the course delegates.



30.03.2017 CISRS UK & OSTS Spring Update

It’s been a busy March for the CISRS team, both here in the UK and overseas..



22.03.2017 NASC & CISRS Exhibit at the Health & Safety Event, Birmingham NEC. March 21-23

The NASC and CISRS will be exhibiting at ‘The Health & Safety Event’ at the NEC in Birmingham from March 21st to 23rd, on trade stand H32, right opposite the main conference theatre.



14.02.2017 New Oman CISRS Overseas Scaffolder Training Scheme (OSTS) Centre Opens

CISRS are delighted to announce the opening of a newly accredited CISRS Overseas Scaffolder Training Scheme (OSTS) facility in Oman


31.01.2017 NASC TG20:13 Good Practice Guidance for Tube & Fitting Scaffolding Price Revision

Following a consultation exercise in the of summer 2016 an NASC working group was formed to review feedback and agree modifications and amendments to TG20:13 at time of next revision

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19.01.2017 CISRS To Run Pilot CPD Courses

CISRS in collaboration with three of its accredited training providers will be running a series of pilot courses next month for its new Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course, which is set to go live on 1st of July 2017



13.12.2016 NASC Apprentice of the Year 2016 Presentation

NASC Apprentice of the Year 2016 Award winner Kier Phur of TRAD Scaffolding Co Limited has been presented with his winner’s trophy and a cash prize of £500 by CISRS Scheme Manager and NASC Director of Training, Dave Mosley and award judge and Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) Special Projects Manager, Paul Gaze.




28.11.2016 NASC Apprentice of the Year 2016 Announced at AGM

The NASC has announced the results of its Apprentice of the Year 2016 Award at its Annual General Meeting in Amsterdam (Friday November 25th) – with Kier Phur TRAD Scaffolding Co Limited winning, Lisa Duncan of A & J Maintenance Support Limited named as runner-up and a posthumous special mention going to Mike Towell of Interserve Industrial Services.



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21.11.2016 Inaugural NASC Scaffolding Product Innovation Award Attracts Industry Leading Submissions

The inaugural NASC Scaffolding Product Innovation Award was launched in the summer of 2016 and has attracted entries from a range of NASC hire/sale and contracting members, showcasing a range of innovative scaffolding products developed by the membership.



16.11.2016 Calling all Scaffolding Supervisors!

CISRS are working directly with their cardholders and approved training providers to match up the demand for supervisor refresher training. Following the introduction of Supervisory CPD/refresher training on 1st March 2016, anyone wishing to renew their CISRS Scaffolding Supervisor/Manager card is required to complete the newly developed 2- day course.

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02.11.2016 NASC Members St Helen Plant Win 2016 Build Award

NASC full non contracting (hire/sales) members St Helens Plant have won the construction and engineering category plus an ‘Excellence Award for Scaffolding Fabrication, Repair and Reconditioning’ in the recent Build Awards 2016.



01.11.2016 NASC 2017 Yearbook Launch: Announcing A Surge in Contracting Membership

The NASC’s widely respected NASC 2017 Yearbook has launched – including confirmation of the highest level of NASC membership, since formation in 1945.



01.11.2016 CISRS Tighten Scaffold Inspection Training Scheme (SITS) Entry Criteria

CISRS has tightened up the entry criteria and course requirements for its popular basic Scaffold Inspection Training Scheme (SITS).



28.10.2016 NASC Praised at Access Industry Forum (AIF) Conference

The work of the NASC has been widely praised by speakers and delegates at the recent Access Industry Form (AIF) National Work At Height Conference.



07.10.2016 New £1M Scottish CISRS Scaffolding Training Centre Opens

CISRS has granted accreditation to a brand new scaffold training centre in the North East of Scotland – designed to meet the extensive needs of both the construction and oil and gas industries within the region.



28.09.2016 NEW NASC Promotional Film Launches

The NASC has launched a promotional film – aiming to broaden the safe scaffolding message of the UK’s leading access and scaffolding trade body and to encourage small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to become members of the confederation.



21.09.2016 CISRS Instructors Conference Success

The third annual CISRS Instructors Conference took place last weekend, at the Birches conference centre, National Construction College East, Bircham Newton, Kings Lynn.



13.09.2016 CISRS Issue New Poster

CISRS has issued a brand new card information poster entitled “Have you got the right card which is available to all free of charge by emailing



12.09.2016 Second CISRS OSTS Centre Opens in South Korea

CISRS are pleased to announce the accreditation and opening of a second Overseas Scaffolding Training Scheme (OSTS) centre in South Korea.





03.08.2016 NASC Re-joins Access Industry Forum

The NASC has re-joined the Access Industry Forum (AIF) – the UK’s leading platform for principal trade bodies and federations in the work at height sector, with effect from 1 July 2016.



14.07.2016 CPD 2017 Webpage

There has been quite a reaction on social media since it was announced that CPD courses for Scaffolders will be introduced from summer 2017. CISRS has now set up specific CPD page on it’s website in a response to some of misinformation being circulated around the sector.


11.07.2017 NASC Issues Amended Version of SG4:15 Management Guide

An amended version of the SG4:15 Preventing Falls in Scaffolding Operations management guide has been posted on the NASC website, incorporating a foreword from HSE. The document is available to download free of charge, and will shortly be available for purchase from the NASC in hard copy format.



11.07.2016 NASC 2017 Yearbook Call for Advertising

NASC members wishing to take the opportunity to advertise in the forthcoming NASC 2017 Yearbook – published again by Construction Manager publishers, Atom to an audience of 30,492 industry professionals, including all members of the  Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) directly – are being asked to do so at their earliest convenience.



30.06.2016 Revised CAP609 General Information Booklet to be available from July 2016

The popular, user-friendly Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS) CAP 609 General Information Booklet has been revised and is being reprinted – with a bold new cover design, incorporating the new CISRS logo.

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29.06.2016 NASC & CISRS Success at UK’s Largest H&S Event

The NASC and CISRS have exhibited successfully at the UK’s largest and leading health and safety event – the Safety & Health Expo, held at the prestigious London ExCeL venue, June 21-23.





CISRS has announced that from 1 July 2017 it will introduce a two day Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course, which will become a mandatory requirement prior to Scaffolder or Advanced Scaffolder card renewal.

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03.06.2016 NASC To Launch New Scaffolding Product Innovation Award

The NASC is launching a new biennial Scaffolding Product Innovation Award – celebrating the very best developments in new scaffolding materials and products from leading industry suppliers.



01.06.2016 NASC Launches New £30,000 Qualifying the Workforce Programme

The NASC has launched a ‘Qualifying the Workforce’ in-house programme offering member companies funding from a £30,000 central pot for up to 240 training placement payments.

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31.05.2016 First CISRS OSTS Centre Opens in Nepal

The CISRS Overseas Scaffolder Training Scheme (OSTS) has accredited its first centre in Nepal through training providers Safety & Access and Aecor Nepal.



31.05.2016 NASC Launches TG20:13 Consultation Process

The NASC has launched a consultation process for users of its industry recognised good practice guide for tube and fitting scaffolding, TG20:13.

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16.05.2016 NASC Launches SG4 Pocket Guide (2015)

The NASC has launched the eagerly-awaited, user-friendly SG4 You (2015) pocket guide further to publication of its core scaffolding fall prevention guidance note, SG4:15 ‘Preventing Falls in Scaffolding Operations’ – with support from BuildUK.

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12.05.2016 CISRS & NASC Exhibiting at UK’s Largest Health & Safety Event

The NASC and CISRS will be exhibiting for the third year running at the UK’s largest and leading health and safety event – the Safety & Health Expo, June 21-23 at London’s prestigious ExCeL venue.

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11.05.2016 CISRS Overseas Scaffolder Training Scheme (OSTS) Middle East Update

The CISRS Overseas Scaffolder Training Scheme (OSTS) is booming in the Middle East region – following a visit by Scheme Manager, Dave Mosley.



05.04.2016 NASC Launches Updated Free Scaffold Specification Template 

The NASC has launched an updated version of its user-friendly, free Scaffold Specification Template (Guide to Managing and Appointing Scaffolding Contractors).

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04.04.2016 CISRS Launch Promotional Film

CISRS has launched a bold new promotional film aimed at attracting people into a rewarding career in scaffolding through the CISRS training scheme.


31.03.2016 NASC & CISRS Success at the Health & Safety Event

The NASC and CISRS shared a successful stand at last week’s The Health & Safety Event – aka ‘Three days to save a life’ – at the NEC in Birmingham (March 22nd-24th).

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16.03.2016 NASC Members & CISRS Training Providers LTC Group87 Ltd Support National Apprentice Week Event in Plymouth

NASC member and CISRS training provider LTC Group87 Ltd has been supporting National Apprentice Week (March 14-21) – taking part in an employment event aimed at attracting construction apprentices and “bringing all the available apprenticeship and employment opportunities to the young people of Plymouth.”



14.03.2016 CISRS Training Providers & NASC Members back National Apprentice Week Open Day Event

CISRS training provider and NASC Members, Generation Training Services in partnership with fellow NASC member, Complete Access Scaffolding Ltd (CASL) are supporting National Apprentice Week (March 14-21), with an event aimed at promoting scaffolding apprenticeships and the construction industry as a safe and rewarding career option.


Apprenticeship Skills Day

Learn about one of the most rewarding and limitless career paths available. Whether you love things that are hands on, you’re a self confessed nerd, or anywhere in between. With hundreds of different jobs, construction has something to offer. Click the link below to hear from industry experts, as well as past and present rugby stars about what the construction industry is really about.


11.03.2016 CISRS Approves First Overseas Scaffolder Scheme (OSTS) Training Centre in Africa

CISRS has just granted training provider accreditation to the first CISRS Overseas Scaffolder Training Scheme (OSTS) training centre in Africa – set up by Simian Skills and Falck Prime Atlantic in Nigeria.

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10.03.2016 NASC Launch 2016 Safety Report

The NASC is set to launch its 2016 Safety Report at the forthcoming ‘The Health & Safety Event’ industry event being held at the NEC, March 22-24.



01.03.2016 NASC & CISRS set to exhibit at The Health & Safety Event, NEC, March 22-24

The NASC and CISRS will be exhibiting at ‘The Health & Safety Event’ being held next month at the NEC in Birmingham from March 22nd-24th, on trade stand C66, right opposite the main conference theatre.

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25.02.2016 CISRS Approves New Training Centre in North East – AIS

CISRS has just granted training provider accreditation to a prestigious industry training centre in the North East – AIS Training in North Shields, part of the Advanced Industrial Solutions group.



25.02.2016 NASC Members GKR Scaffolding Win CN Specialist Award

NASC member company GKR Scaffolding Ltd last night won the coveted Access and Scaffolding ‘Specialist of the Year’ award at the illustrious Construction News (CN) Specialist Awards 2016 – against some of the UK’s top scaffolding contractors, including two other NASC member companies.

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24.02.2016 NASC Donation to Lighthouse Charity

The NASC has made a £2,700 donation to The Lighthouse Club ‘Construction Industry Charity.’


04.02.2016 NASC Launches New Website

The NASC has launched a new website – – offering a radical new look, modern desktop and mobile optimised functionality, user-friendly online shop, integrated social media and news feeds, and a plethora of scaffolding and access information.

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03.03.2016 CISRS Supervisors & Managers Refresher Course Goes Live

From the 1st March 2016 anyone wishing to renew their CISRS Scaffolding Supervisor/Manager card will be required to complete the newly developed refresher/CPD course

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29.01.2016 Multiple NASC Members Nominated for CN Specialist Awards

Three NASC member companies – GKR Scaffolding, St Helens Plant & Chris Sedgeman Scaffolding – have been shortlisted for the Construction News (CN) Specialist Awards 2016.



08.01.2016 NASC Set to Attract Smaller Scaffolding Firms in 2016

The NASC has made a bold move to attract small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) scaffolding firms to the confederation – by reducing the minimum subscription threshold



05.01.2016 NASC Apprentice of the Year 2015 Winner Presentation

NASC Apprentice of the Year 2016, Paul Howell has recently received his winner’s trophy and a cash prize of £500 during a presentation ceremony carried out at the West Yorkshire offices of his employer Complete Access (Scaffolding) Ltd (CASL).

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19.11.2015 NASC Issues Updated TG & SG Publications

The NASC has released a raft of seven revised and updated Technical Guidance (TG) and Safety Guidance (SG). These revisions have come as part of the NASC’s on-going commitment to refresh published technical and safety guidance on a five year cycle.

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10.11.2015 NASC 2016 Yearbook Launches

The eagerly anticipated NASC 2016 Yearbook has launched –loaded with 96 pages of UK scaffolding news, Britain’s biggest and best project reports and crucially, details of the impending launch of the NASC core scaffolding fall prevention guidance, SG4:15.



09.11.2015 NASC Member Interserve Industrial Services Ltd Receives British Safety Council ‘Sword of Honour’ Again

NASC Member Interserve Industrial Services Ltd have received the prestigious ‘Sword of Honour’ from the British Safety Council – for the second time – for safe working practices in the industrial services sector.



02.11.2015 CITB Pride of Construction Award

The UK trade body for access and scaffolding, the National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC), has been shortlisted for a top award for its outstanding commitment to supporting apprentices.

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03.09.2015 NASC President’s New Apprentices Challenge Hits 400 Goal

The NASC President, Kevin Ward’s ‘New Apprenticeship Challenge’ to create 400 scaffolding apprentices in his two year tenure has been achieved – three months before the November 2015 deadline. 



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01.09.2015  CISRS Part 1 Course Requirement Active: September 1st 2015

The recent amendment to the CISRS Part 1 course rules on eligibility of delegates – that it is a scheme requirement for anyone wishing to attend a CISRS Part 1 Scaffolding Training course to have held a valid CISRS Trainee Scaffolder or Labourer card for a minimum of six months – is now active, as of today (September 1st).


31.07.2015 NASC Code of Practice for Scaffolding Products

The NASC Code of Practice (CoP) product compliance list, documenting compliant scaffolding products currently supplied by audited NASC hire/sale members, has recently been updated.


20.07.2015 NASC Success at National Construction College 2015 Apprentice Awards

NASC member company apprentices were highly successful in the Construction Industry Training Board NCC Apprentice Awards 2015 – achieving nominations in every round, right across the UK, with multiple winners in the coveted Scaffolding Apprenticeship Year 1 and Year 2 awards and the overall Apprentice of the Year category.

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22.06.2015 NASC and CISRS Exhibition Success at Safety & Health Expo 2015

The NASC and CISRS have successfully exhibited at the UK’s largest and leading health and safety event at London’s ExCeL – the Safety & Health Expo, June 16-18.



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21.05.2015 NASC Members Chris Sedgeman Scaffolding Ltd win Cornish Family Business of the Year Award

South West NASC members, Chris Sedgeman Scaffolding Ltd have won the Best Family Business Award in the recent 10th Annual Cornwall Business Awards.

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15.05.2015 NASC and CISRS set to exhibit at Safety & Health Expo at London ExCel 16-18th June 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, June 16-18.

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06.05.2015 CISRS and Safety & Access Overseas Training Scheme (OSTS) Success in Middle East

The CISRS Overseas Training Scheme (OSTS) received a further boost in April – as CISRS Scheme Manager, David Mosley granted re-accreditation to the Safety & Access Middle East Centre in Ajman (UAE), opened a brand new purpose-built centre in Qatar, and took part in a high profile scaffolding conference in the region.

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01.05.2015 CISRS Simian Skill Middle East Overseas Training Scheme (OSTS) Centre Re-Accredited

Simian Skill’s FZ-LLC CISRS approved Overseas Training Scheme (OSTS) centre in Al Qorz, near Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has gained CISRS accreditation – for the third year running.

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28.04.2015 NASC and CISRS Health and Safety Double Exhibition Success

NASC and CISRS had a week of double health and safety exhibition success this week – in Glasgow and in Birmingham.

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14.04.2015 CISRS Change to Part 1 Entry Criteria

CISRS has announced that as of 1st September 2015 it will be a scheme requirement that anyone wishing to attend a CISRS Part 1 Scaffolding Training course must have held a valid CISRS Trainee Scaffolder or Labourer card for a minimum of six months.

10.04.2015 NASC & CISRS Set To Exhibit at Health & Safety Scotland 22-23 April 2015

The NASC and CISRS will be exhibiting at the forthcoming Health & Safety Scotland event and seminar being held at Glasgow’s premier exhibition venue.

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10.04.2015 NACS 2015 Safety Report Launch

The NASC has launched its 2015 Safety Report – documenting accident statistics for all NASC full contracting member companies in 2014, covering 14,988 operatives, which constitutes a major proportion of the UK’s total scaffolding workforce.

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20.03.2015 NASC Member Company wins Access & Scaffolding category award at 2015 Construction News Specialist Awards

Winner in the Access & Scaffolding category – Chris Sedgeman Scaffolding Ltd – for scaffolding at the Dawlish Railway repair project, following the infamous storm damage in 2013.

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10.03.2015 Old Style Card Appeal Changes

CISRS will be changing its appeal process from April 1st 2015 – meaning those wishing to make an appeal based on holding an “old style” card will be required to successfully complete the appropriate CISRS skills test based upon the card they previously held.

06.03.2015 CISRS News Update

CISRS has been informed that ASTRA Access Safety Training Ltd in Darton, South Yorkshire went into administration on Friday 27th February 2015. At the present time we do not have any information as to the circumstances, but calls to their office number are now being diverted to UTN in Wakefield who may be able to offer some advice.

CISRS will accept certificates of training for CISRS courses undertaken with ASTRA prior to the above date. If you have completed Training with ASTRA recently and have not received a CISRS certificate we may be able to find proof of your attendance via course notifications. You would need to supply your name, date of birth, NI number, courses dates etc.

Unfortunately we have not been informed as to what action will be taken for those people who have submitted portfolios to ASTRA for assessment, we could only suggest at this stage that it may useful to contact another CISRS approved provider and re-register for VQ and subsequent Skills test with them. A list of providers is available on the CISRS website

26.02.2015 CISRS Overseas Training Scheme (OSTS) Expansion

Following the recent news that there are now more than 50,000 CISRS card holders in the UK, the CISRS Overseas Scaffolder Training Scheme (OSTS) has reached another milestone for the organisation – with 2,500 operatives having completed training and holding CISRS OSTS cards.


30.01.2015 CISRS Accreditation for Safety & Access Ltd Indian Centre

CISRS has added another training centre to its Overseas Scaffolder Training Scheme (OSTS) – as the all-new UG Safety & Access UK (PVT) Ltd Chennai training centre gained accreditation this week.

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23.01.2015 CISRS Finds First Construction Industry Scaffolder Record Scheme Cardholder

Following the recent news that the CISRS scheme has breached the 50,000 cardholders mark, the first scaffolder to be issued with a CISRS card back in 1979 has been in touch – Allan Craigen, Director of NASC member company Heywood Scaffolding Services in Lancashire.

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19.01.2015 CISRS Standardisation Programme Reaches First Target

The New Year has brought with it an improved, fully revised and standardised CISRS Part 1 training package – which has recently been issued to all CISRS approved training providers.

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13.01.2015 Apprentice of the Year Award 2014 Presented

The inaugural NASC Apprentice of the Year Award winner – Josh Kerwin of Kaefer C&D Ltd – was presented with his trophy, certificate and £500 cash prize this week by NASC Training Director, Dave Mosley and Diane Wood, award scheme judge and Specialist Account Co-ordinator for CITB (Construction Industry Training Board).



17.12.2014 50000 CISRS CARDS

Latest figures taken from the Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS) database show that the 50,000 mark for CISRS card holders has been breached. This is a significant achievement and is by far the highest number of current valid cards the scheme has ever held since its inception in the late 1960’s.


13.11.2014 NASC Launch 2015 Yearbook

The NASC has launched its 2015 Yearbook, which is packed with 94 pages of news about the confederation and its 250+ members, including a wealth of fascinating Project News reports showcasing the best of UK scaffolding contracts over the last 12 months. 

To obtain a hard copy of the 2015 Yearbook or for further details about becoming an NASC member and to find out more about the NASC – the UK scaffolding industry trade body – please visit or email:

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07.11.2014 NASC AGM Update

NASC New Apprentices Challenge Gains Momentum and Support approaching the Halfway Mark

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31.10.2014 NASC Members and Staff meet Nick Boles MP

NASC were in Westminster earlier this month, with members Chris Sedgeman and Lynn Way of Chris Sedgeman Scaffolding Ltd, to meet with Nick Boles, Minister of State for Skills and Equalities – discussing the availability of training in the South West and proposals for the future of apprenticeships in the UK.


28.10.2014 Qualifying The Workforce Training Funding 2015

The NASC has received confirmation that funding has been secured from Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) which will enable them to run their 4th Qualifying The Workforce (QTW) programme, starting in January 2015.


15.10.2014 NASC & CISRS Exhibition Success at Health & Safety North Event

The NASC and CISRS had a successful exhibition at the Health & Safety North event held at Bolton Arena last week (October 8-9th 2014)  attracting over 130 serious enquiries on scaffolding safety, standards and training to its 16m trade stand (B16), which featured a free-standing five metre tower, built by NASC members 3D Scaffolding of Manchester.


14.10.2014 Apprentice of the Year Award 2014

NASC are proud to announce the launch of the NASC Apprentice of the Year Award, which is to be sponsored by both CITB and CISRS. The award is aimed at individuals who are currently directly employed with an NASC Member company and are either part way through a formal scaffolding apprenticeship with an approved CISRS provider or alternatively have successfully completed the apprenticeship programme in 2014.


22.09.2014 NASC Launches TG20:13 Supplement 1 and eGuide Software Update

The NASC has updated its TG20:13 good practice guidance for tube and fitting scaffolding with a new document entitled Supplement 1. This document is available now for download from the NASC website as a PDF and is accompanied by an eGuide software update entitled Version 1.1.


16.09.2014 NASC Welcomes Publication of Revised HSE Scaffold Checklist

The NASC has welcomed the publication of the recently amended HSE Scaffold Checklist. The document is intended to clarify when scaffold design is required, and the level of training and competence which those erecting, inspecting and supervising the erection, alteration and dismantling of scaffolding are expected to have.


09.09.2014 New CISRS Scaffold Training Facility in South Korea

CISRS have opened a brand new CISRS scaffolding training facility in South Korea for CISRS Overseas Scaffolder Training Scheme (OSTS) courses.


21.08.2014 NASC UEG 2014 Visit

The NASC recently hosted a meeting of the Union of European Scaffolding Contractors (UEG) – the representative body for national scaffolding organisations in Europe – as part of its role as the UK access and scaffolding representative organisation in the UEG


UEG delegates enjoying the sights following their meeting in London and at NCC Waltham Forest training centre following a demonstration of scaffolding training.

15.08.2014 NASC Publishes Scaffolding & Hoists Safety Guidance SG26:14

The NASC’s Safety Guidance on ‘Transporting Scaffolding in Construction Hoists’ – SG26:14 – has been published and is available at



01.08.2014 NASC and CISRS to Exhibit at Health & Safety North Event in Bolton 8-9 October 2014

The Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS) will be sharing stand B16 with the NASC, demonstrating the latest information on SITS and COTS scaffolding training courses, along with information on changes to the Basic, Part One, Part Two and Advanced scaffolding courses following the launch of TG20:13 earlier this year.



31.07.2014 NASC & CISRS Re-develop CITB Level Two Scaffolding Diploma



The National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) and Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS) have recently been assisting the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) with a radical re-development of its Level Two Diploma for scaffolding apprentices (No. 601/3726/5). The new Diploma in Scaffolding will be available for registration from September 1st 2014.

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28.07.2014 National Construction College Annual Awards 2014

NASC Member Apprentices well represented at annual NCC Awards

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25.07.2014 NASC President’s New Scaffolding Apprentices Challenge Update

NASC President, Kevin Ward’s scheme to create a minimum of 400 new scaffolding apprentices during his two-year term is off to a flying start.

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01.07.2014 New CISRS Training Provider in Cambridgeshire

West Anglia Training Association (WATA) of Huntingdon, Cambridge has become the latest training provider to gain Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS) accreditation.


01.07.2014 NASC Withdraw TG2008

Further to publication of TG20:13 in February the NASC has formally withdrawn TG20:08. From 1 July 2014, the NASC recommends that all tube and fitting scaffold structures should be supported by TG20:13, using TG20:13 eGuide generated compliance sheets, or should be supported by a bespoke scaffold design.

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23.06.2014 CAPE gains CISRS OSTS accreditation

Cape Asia Academy in Muntinlupa City, Philippines has been awarded accreditation to run the Construction Industry Scaffolder’s Record Scheme (CISRS) Overseas Scaffolder Training Scheme (OSTS) at its centre.


12.05.2014 CISRS Overseas Scaffolding Training Scheme (OSTS) update

CISRS Overseas Scaffolding Training Scheme (OSTS) makes progress in Middle East

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12.05.2014  NASC SG26-14 Launch

The NASC’s Safety Guidance on ‘Transporting Scaffolding in Construction Hoists’ – SG26:14 – has been published and is available at

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25.03.2014 CISRS Toolbox Talk Videos TG2013

CISRS has launched a series of ‘Toolbox Talk’ training videos to act as teaching tools for the introduction of the NASC’s new Technical Guidance for tube and fitting scaffolding, TG20:13.


20.03.14 CISRS Instructors Conference Success

News on the recent CISRS Instructors Conference

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11.03.14 CISRS Instructors Conference

Click link for information about upcoming Conference for Registered CISRS Instructors

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11.02.14 – NASC TG20:13 Regional Seminars

The NASC will be holding five, free TG20:13 Regional Seminars across the UK to mark the publication of the revised, industry standard Technical Guidance for tube and fitting scaffolding. Click above for more information.

30.01.14 – ‘Revised CISRS Scaffold Inspection Training Scheme (SITS)’

CISRS are in the process of revising the Scaffold Inspection Training Scheme (SITS) – in view of the imminent publication of the NASC’s TG20:13 Technical Guidance for tube and fitting scaffolding (TG20). Read more by clicking link above.


29.01.14 – NASC ‘Qualifying The Workforce Funding’

The NASC has announced their Qualifying The Workforce (QTW) 2014 programme will begin this week, rewarding NASC Membership’s Commitment to Training.


CISRS Newsletter to Training Providers 2013/14

A copy of the CISRS Newsletter sent by David Mosley, includes information about upcoming changes to the Scaffold Inspection Courses.

09.12.2013 – ‘CISRS Systems Training Statement’

CISRS Position in relation to the Systems Scaffold Product Training Scheme (SSPTS) and those wishing to use different brands of similar types of product.

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09.12.2013 – ‘NASC 400+ Scaffolding Apprentices and £40,000 Teenage Cancer Trust Charity Goal’

New NASC President, Kevin Ward has challenged NASC members with the creation of a minimum of 400 new scaffolding apprentices during his two-year term as President, from November 2013.

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22.08.13 – ‘New CISRS South Koreas Scaffolding Training Centre Launches’

Read about the new scaffolding training centre opened by CISRS Accredited training provider Safety and Access in South Korea.

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15.07.13 – ‘New CISRS Courses for Cards’

Read about the Mandatory New Entrant and Scaffolding Labourer courses going live from September 2013.

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16.05.13 – ‘CISRS New Training Centres’

Read about four new training centres gaining CISRS accreditation in the first four months of 2013 despite the continuing economic downturn .

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19.04.13 – ‘Sisters are doing it for themselves’  – Diversity in CISRS Training

Read about Scaffolding Sisters Kelly and Connory Hay currently receiving CISRS Training at NCC Scotland.

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