NASC opens up free access to guides
July 27, 2017 – The National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) has decided to make its safety and technical guides freely available online.
All the health & safety and technical guidance titles – other than pocket guides and the TG20 suite of publications – are available to download free of charge from the NASC website.
NASC’s range of industry guidance titles will continue to be available to purchase in hard copy format.
Until now free downloads have been restricted to NASC member companies only, with one notable exception, SG4:15 Preventing falls in scaffolding operations. This 60-page management guide has been freely available to download from the NASC website since publication in 2015.
The confederation has now taken this a step further. NASC president Alan Lilley said: “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.”