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NASC Publishes TG20:13 eGuide as Android App

4th June 2014

The NASC has launched a Google Android App version of its TG20:13 eGuide, which will provide a mobile, digital good practice guide for tube and fitting scaffolding. The new App, which is compatible with all Google Android platform devices, and was developed in conjunction with TG20:13 technical authors CADS, may be downloaded here along with user instructions.

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.

and tg20The new eGuide App can be used offline, making it ideal for remote site work away from 4G, 3G or Wifi services. Any TG20:13 reports generated by the Android app can be quickly and easily shared to the cloud via popular applications such as Dropbox, ensuring colleagues and customers are kept fully up to date.

Development of the App has taken several months and will add a further dimension to the full suite of TG20:13 publications, which takes the form of two comprehensive A4 books (Design & Operational Guides), a pocket-sized User Guide, and the user-friendly innovative new software known as the TG20:13 e-Guide.

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.”

During the planning stages for the new TG20:13 guidance, the NASC recognised that a software-based version would help users and widen the reach of this important new guidance. So, hard on the heels of the initial PC release comes the new TG20:13 eGuide Android App for mobile devices, with all the functionality and features that have already proved so popular amongst users.

NASC Managing Director, Robin James said: “We’re very excited to have the Android App version of the TG20:13 eGuide available to download. It will 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.

“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.”

For further details, including the TG20:13 pricing structure, please visit, or contact NASC directly. To obtain details about becoming an NASC member or to find out more about NASC, the trade body for the UK scaffolding sector, please visit or email: