Fatal-free year for NASC members

Grant Prior 9 years ago
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Member companies of the scaffold trade body NASC have reported another year free of fatalities on their sites.

The NASC has launched its 2015 Safety Report covering 14,988 operatives working for its 200+ members.

The report shows seven-day accidents increased by 9% from 96 in 2013 to 105 in 2014.

This corresponds to a 9% increase in the total number of member operatives, now up to nearly 15,000.

The report also shows that there were 24 falls from height in 2014, with the highest reported fall being from 6m.

Nine reported falls were from scaffolds or working platforms, of which were six from under 4m, with three falls at 4m or above, and seven falls were from ladders.

In 2014 the highest number of accidents occurred in the 21- 30 age group = 43 (41%) followed by the 41- 50 age group = 24 (23%). These two groups accounted for 64% of all accidents.

NASC President, Kevin Ward said: “The annual report continues to demonstrate to the wider industry the continued commitment of NASC members when it comes to dealing with all matters Health and Safety related.

“It is therefore no surprise that continuous positive performance is evident in this latest set of statistics. These hard facts help to underpin the professional status for NASC regulated member companies.”

NASC Managing Director, Robin James added: “Once again, the annual NASC Safety Report has delivered positive numbers for the confederation membership and has provided engaging analysis, which can be used to raise standards and levels of safety in the scaffolding and access industry.

“We will be encouraging members to continue to work towards reducing accident figures.

“In addition to the Safety Report, the NASC Health and Safety Committee has asked members about any aspects they would like considered in the current review of its core Health and Safety guidance, SG4.

“Work is under-way on the update, SG4:15, set to launch in the Autumn. And new Slips Trips and Falls guidance and other new and revised safety publications will launch in 2015.”

To view a copy of the full report click here

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