Safety, Access & Tools

NASC looks for latest health and safety champions

NASC The National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) is calling on its 200+ full contracting members to submit entries for the upcoming Health and Safety Awards.

As in previous years, the NASC Health and Safety awards will fall into two categories depending on company size (those with up to 100 employees, and those with more than 100).

Any NASC contracting member company wishing to be considered for an award must complete a questionnaire and return it for judging by a specially selected panel of industry experts no later than August 31, 2015.

The panel – consisting of members of the NASC Health and Safety Committee and industry experts – have set six health and safety questions. Winners will be selected based on their responses to the questionnaire.

Ken Johnson (NASC Health and Safety Support) said: “In previous years, members were selected on the basis of completed accident returns for the annual NASC Safety Report. It is now considered that how health and safety issues are dealt with represents a better measure of the way that a member is addressing health and safety, together with procedures for the control and management of safety.”

Robin James, managing director of NASC, added: “We look forward to welcoming entries for these prestigious biennial awards, which champion safety and good practice in scaffolding generally. This is something that is at the very core of what the NASC is all about.

“Many thanks to members of the NASC Health and Safety Committee and the judges for their input and involvement as they select the winners. The standard of entries is always extremely high and the event is now well-established in the NASC calendar, with a real incentive being the ability to carry bespoke NASC Health and Safety Award Winners or Highly Commended branding on company literature and websites.”

Winners of the awards will be announced at the NASC 2015 AGM, which is being held at The Queens Hotel in Leeds on Friday November 27, 2015. In addition to being presented with a trophy and a certificate at the AGM by the incoming NASC president, Allan Lilley, the winners will be entitled to use a bespoke NASC 2015 Health and Safety Award logo (Winners or Highly Commended) on their corporate literature and company website, for a period of two years.

To obtain an entry form, visit www.nasc.org.uk

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