NASC members to give 290+ young people a start in scaffolding

  NASC members will provide more than 290 young people across the UK with scaffolding industry experience through the Government’s Kickstart Scheme, which officially launches today. A total of 50 NASC members – both contractors and suppliers – have signed up to the Kickstart Scheme through the NASC, committing to provide six-month work placements to […]

FASET-CSCS Partnership Offers Benefits for At-Height Workers

FASET (Fall Arrest Safety Equipment Training) has teamed up with CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme), the leading card scheme for the UK construction industry. This means FASET now issues cards which display the CSCS logo, for the safety netting and temporary safety systems industry. The new FASET CSCS card is available from 1st February 2021. […]

SAEMA User Training – a simpler way to achieve safety at height

          SAEMA – Specialist Access Engineering & Maintenance Association – is proud to announce the launch of SAEMA User Training. This is a brand new and unique way for those who work at height to be assessed on their technical understanding of the processes and equipment involved. As a result, a […]

AIF Submits Official Representation to HM Treasury’s Comprehensive Spending Review

The AIF has this week submitted an official representation to HM Treasury as part of the Comprehensive Spending Review. The Comprehensive Spending Review is the process in which the Government allocates funding to all government departments. Our submission calls on the Government to introduce enhanced reporting without additional financial or administrative burden for Government, the […]

‘Be Safe, Don’t Fall, Stay Alive!’

AS THE lockdown eases and people begin returning to work, the No Falls Foundation is urging workers to ‘Be Safe, Don’t Fall, Stay Alive!’ Dedicated to preventing falls from height and helping people affected by the life-changing consequences of a fall, the charity – supported by the AIF – is keen to ensure that height safety […]

COVID-19 Guidance

As we are all aware, unprecedented measures are being implemented across the globe to prevent the further outbreak and spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). This makes it a very challenging time all round for businesses and individuals as we do everything within our power to ensure the health and safety of our staff, our customers and […]

The Client Buddy Scheme

The Construction Clients’ Leadership Group (CCLG) provides a free service to enable ‘occasional construction clients’ to derive the best possible value and information when investing in construction.  The CCLG offers its experience in pointing small construction clients towards guidance material that will help equip them in preparing the brief, engaging designers and procuring construction work. […]


The 2019 FASET Award winners were unveiled at the trade body’s successful, new-look, new venue AGM event last week – at the stunning Tewkesbury Park in the Cotswolds on Thursday 28th November. The FASET award winners and highly commended – independently judged by Jo-Anne Michael of the Construction Sector Safety Unit (Health & Safety), Gary Walpole of […]

Leading construction body launches work at height guide

CONIAC resource provides key messages to all involved in work at height Leading construction industry body CONIAC (the Construction Industry Advisory Council) has produced a guide entitled ‘Safety Steps’, designed to help anyone looking to ensure safe work at height. ‘Safety Steps’ is aimed primarily at five key work at height audiences: designers, clients, managers […]

AIF conference attracts delegates from across the UK

MORE THAN 150 delegates from all over the UK attended the second national working at height conference of the Access Industry Forum (AIF) – the forum for the principal trade associations and federations involved in work at height – at the AJ Bell Stadium in Salford on 14 November 2019. With the focus firmly on […]