NASC release sG6 manual handling in the scaffolding industry dVD & pocket user guide

image001The NASC has released a SG6 Manual Handling In The Scaffolding Industry training DVD and pocket User Guide – developed with input from the Health & Safety Executive and with endorsement from the UK Contractors Group (UKCG) – to support SG6:10.

The NASC’s illustrated, colour A4 Safety Guidance document, SG6:10 was launched in November 2010 to be used as a management and training guide for both new industry starters (induction) and experienced hands (refresher training), covering all aspects of planning of manual handling work and methods for risk reduction. This document is available for sale at £17 (or £8.50 for NASC members) at

And now, to back-up SG:10 as part of a cohesive training package aimed at reducing the frequency of manual handling accidents in the industry, the NASC has released an interactive 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 ( for additional training tools. This retails at £50 + VAT (£25 + VAT for NASC members).

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

image002Robin James, NASC Managing Director, said: “More than 25% of the injuries reported each year by NASC members are associated with manual handling. 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 or email

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