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CITB launches training assessor drive

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is funding a £600,000 programme to help hundreds of people to become qualified on-site training assessors.   The assessor infrastructure project is designed to increase the number of on-site training assessors available across Great Britain. This in turn will increase the number of construction workers holding nationally recognised qualifications,…

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Scaffolding Apprenticeship Sign Up

We have Fantastic news for you, Safety & Access have secured another contract to be able to deliver the 11 week CISRS Scaffolding Apprenticeship programme at our Nottingham Centre starting in May 2017. Don’t miss out on the great opportunity before the changes come into force from the end of April 2017.  An employers contributions of…

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Toolbox Talk – Joints in Standards and Ledgers

Joints in Standards and Ledgers  A joint is required wherever a standard, ledger or guardrail is too long to be formed from a single tube Joints should be made with sleeve couplers. Expanding joint pins may be used in standards only but are not preferred and should not be used where tension could occur unless…

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A Wigan scaffolder has been sentenced after scaffolding collapsed at a retail site

North Staffordshire Justice Centre heard how Mr. ***** a scaffolder had been subcontracted to erect a scaffold, with debris netting attached along its full length, for roofing work on a Co-Op retail store. Mr. ***** erected the scaffold with two of his employees, on 19 November 2015 but did not design the scaffold correctly or…

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A former scaffolder may have died through exposure to asbestos on his father’s clothing, an inquest heard.

According to local media, Alan Cooper, aged 52, died at Royal Bolton Hospital on September 28 last year from malignant mesothelioma, which is a rare type of cancer that most people get after being exposed to asbestos particles. Bolton Coroner’s Court heard that Mr Cooper thought that he had been exposed to small amounts of…

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We Are Delighted To Announce The Opening Of Our New Wakefield Office In West Yorkshire

Due to continued growth in 2016, we are proud to announce the opening of our new Strategic Business Development & NVQ Assessment office. With our site team and the convenience of a dedicated facility, the move enables us to respond to the growing demands of our customers whilst pursuing new prospects in line with our…

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CISRS 1 Day COTS Labourer/Trainee Scaffolder

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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. Delegates on the two-day course…

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Free CUPLOK System Training for NASC members

We are pleased to inform you that we have 9 places available on a  fully Funded SSPTS (Cuplok) course which will take place   Wednesday 30th November and Thursday 1st December 2016 Dabell Avenue, Blenheim Industrial Estate, Bulwell, NOTTINGHAM, NG6 8WA Duration:        2 days  Attendees:     Operatives and supervisors who use Cuplok scaffolding during their normal…

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URGENT Contracting Members needed to sign up for £100 per day attendance Grant

Dear NASC Member,  Following the last round of NASC Regional meetings you may be aware that NASC/CISRS have an opportunity that will allow employers to claim £100 per day for short duration training via CITB Training grant, they feel that this will be most useful when the 2 day CPD course is introduced in July…

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