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    SCAFFOLDING SAFETY

    Major player insist scaffold contractors must be NASC members

    BAM Construct UK has written to scaffolding contractors informing them that it believes that membership of the National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) represents best practice and that BAM is backing the NASC approach to health and safety.

    Frank Garnett, BAM Director of Health and Safety at BAM Construct UK, said, ‘Our goal is continuing to reduce accidents and creating an incident free work place for the benefit of all personnel on BAM sites. We also believe in engaging with our supply chain for the betterment of the industry” and have therefore “committed our support to NASC by stating that in future BAM will only employ NASC member companies on all our construction sites.’

    The policy change will be brought in over a period of time, allowing non members to align themselves and join the NASC. The company will work with partnering scaffolding contractors to ensure this transition is as trouble free as possible thereby allowing adequate time for committed companies to become members.

    Robin James, NASC Managing Director, said, ‘BAM’s decision to use NASC members is a significant backing for the industry’s commitment to spread best practice and change regarding safe erection of scaffolding. It will help scaffolding contractors to use collective protection and comply with the Work at Height Regulations. This protects both themselves and those around them.’

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