If you are looking for a reliable, professional, and safe scaffolding contractor for your construction project, you should look no further than the National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC). NASC is the trade body for access and scaffolding in the UK, representing over 80% of the contracted scaffolding in the UK. NASC members are committed to increasing build efficiency by reducing risks and producing scaffolding to the highest standards of quality and safety, in the industry.

Why choose a NASC member?

The benefits of choosing a NASC member are clear: Reducing risk and increasing efficiency. 

You will get a scaffolding contractor who is qualified, audited, and up to date with the latest industry standards and best practices, reducing the risk of accidents, injuries, and delays on your site. According to the latest NASC Safety Report 2022, NASC members recorded a 46% reduction in accidents and injuries compared to non-members in 2021.

When you choose an NASC member, you can be assured that you are working with qualified contractors who have passed NASC’s rigorous audit process. NASC members are audited every year to ensure they comply with the NASC Code of Practice, which covers quality systems and procedures, product testing, raw material and components, process control, environmental and sustainability, health and safety, and ethical requirements.

The practice of designing and erecting scaffolding has changed hugely in recent decades. To meet government and industry standards today, operatives require a minimum to two years intensive training covering aspects of scaffolding design, engineering, safety and site management. This is why NASC has committed over £300,000 in training grants for its contractor members, to support the continuous professional development of their workforce and so that they meet the high standards of training of their operatives. NASC members also have access to the Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS), which is the industry recognised scaffold training scheme.

NASC members also follow NASC guidance, which are the industry recognised standards for scaffolding constructed throughout the UK. The guidance notes cover health and safety, contractual, technical, product purchasing, asset protection, and sustainability and environmental topics. The most widely used guidance note is TG20:21, which provides a user-friendly software tool to produce compliant scaffolding designs.

NASC: The voice of the scaffolding industry

NASC is not only a trade body for its members, but also a voice for the scaffolding industry. NASC works closely with government and cross-industry stakeholders such as the National Federation of Builders (NFB), the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), to understand the construction requirements of clients across all sectors and promote their interests and concerns in the scaffolding industry.

To find out more about joining NASC and its members, you can visit their website or contact them at enquiries@nasc.org.uk. You can also use their online search tool to find an NASC member near you. By choosing a NASC member for your scaffolding needs, you will be choosing a trusted partner who will deliver quality, safety, and efficiency on your project.