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Scaffolders’ TG20:13 guidance goes mobile

5 Jun 14 The National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) has launched a Google Android app version of its TG20:13 eGuide.

This provides a mobile, digital good practice guide for tube and fitting scaffolding.

The app is now compatible with all Google Android platform devices. It was developed in conjunction with TG20:13 technical authors CADS.

It can be downloaded from the NASC website.

Existing and prospective owners of the full suite of TG20:13 publications will have the option to install the eGuide onto a PC or a laptop, or install it onto their android device. When switching between devices the TG20:13 eGuide must be deregistered from one device prior to registration on another device.

The new eGuide App can be used offline, so can be used on remote sites away from 4G, 3G or Wifi services. Any TG20:13 reports generated by the Android app can be shared to the cloud via applications such as Dropbox.

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Development of the app comes on the back of publication of two A4 books (Design & Operational Guides), a pocket-sized User Guide, and the TG20:13 e-Guide software. (See our previous report on these here.)

Terry Roberts of CADS said: “Scaffolders now have TG20:13 literally at their fingertips. TG20:13 has gone mobile. This is an example of the NASC delivering essential new guidance in a user friendly format to where it is needed most – on site.”

NASC managing director Robin James said that the app would be “a massive help to our 200+ contracting members and to the wider construction sector as a whole, and will help to raise industry standards”.

He added: “The aim of the TG20:13 eGuide App is to widen the reach of this new technical guidance, allowing more users to operate the innovative TG20:13 eGuide on site, assisting with speedy generation of TG20:13 compliance sheets, and helping to make scaffolding sites safer and compliant across the UK.”

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