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    MAJOR CONTRACTOR COMMITS TO NASC

    NASC member only policy for scaffold contractors

    Willmott Dixon has declared that by 1st July 2009 all contractors responsible for the main scaffolding packages on its projects must either be members of the National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC), or in the process of applying to become members. The is designed to ensure that its scaffolding contractors have a common level of best practice and approach to health and safety that membership of the NASC brings.

    Willmott Dixon Group head of health and safety Jim Higham says, “Being a NASC member is the best way to demonstrate all round competency that includes compliance with all relevant CDM regulations. It’s a badge of quality that we expect from companies whose activity involves working at height to erect and dismantle scaffolding poses a higher safety risk than usual on a construction site.”

    NASC President Bob Whincap says, “This represents a significant signal to the whole of the construction industry, Willmott Dixon’s decision to adopt an NASC only policy is a ‘green light’ for the rest of the industry. Those main contractors who have yet to take this step should now follow Willmott Dixon and raise the whole of the UK’s scaffolding work to a clear and undisputed regulated standard”

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