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July 3rd, 2013

Construction experts have developed a new DVD and pocket User Guide featuring guidance on manual handling in the scaffolding industry.

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The industry training DVD and pocket User Guide has been developed by National Access and Scaffolding Federation (NASC) with help from the Health & Safety Executive and endorsement from the UK Contractors Group (UKCG).

It comes after an illustrated, colour A4 Safety Guidance document, SG6:10 was  launched by NASC in November 2010.

The idea was for it to be used as a management and training guide for those new to the industry and workers with more experience as a refresher guide. It covers all areas of manual  handling work and methods for risk reduction. It is  available  for £17 (or £8.50 for NASC members). Log on to www.nasc.org.uk for details.

To complement the  SG:10 and as part of a cohesive training package aimed at reducing manual handling accidents in the industry, the  NASC has created a new DVD and user-friendly pocket User  Guide for SG6. The details of both product releases, available to  purchase via the NASC website, are:

• SG6 Training DVD: To be used  primarily as a training delivery tool, this 21 minute DVD covers all  aspects of the SG6 and is backed-up with useful, downloadable  questionnaires from the NASC Website (www.nasc.org.uk) for additional  training tools. This retails at £50 + VAT (£25 + VAT for NASC members).

• SG6 User Guide: A handy A6 pocket guide, full of useful illustrations and in full colour print, with a laminated cover, it features the new safety guidance in easy-to-digest detail, for use on site by scaffolding operatives. This costs £4 (or £2 for NASC members).

NASC’s managing director, Robin James said that more than a quarter of the injuries reported each year by NASC members are associated with manual handling.

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He added: “We have produced our new, interactive SG6 DVD and user-friendly pocket User Guide to give scaffolding contractors, NASC members, non-members, and main contractors alike the ability to ensure a decent basic level of competency in manual handling activities exists for all scaffolding operatives, whether employed directly or working on one of their sites. The DVD and User Guide are there to provide additional tools to support the manual handling recommendations in SG6:10 – aiming to provide excellent training, to help scaffolding operatives and their employers reduce the risk of accidents, injury and long-term health problems too often associated with manual handling.”

Stephen Radcliffe, Director of UKCG said: “Following on from UKCG adoption of NASC guidance on appointment and management of scaffolding contractors, the UKCG is pleased to join forces with NASC to tackle the frequency of manual handling accidents occurring to scaffolding operatives on UKCG sites.”

For further details about the NASC’s new SG6 DVD and User Guide or to purchase copies of these (or the original SG6:10 document), please visit www.nasc.org.uk or email [email protected]

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