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    SCAFFOLDING CONTRACTS IN SPOTLIGHT

    Main contractor insists on NASC membership for scaffold contractors

    Geoffrey Osborne Ltd the leading family-owned construction, civil engineering and property services company has announced that contractors responsible for the scaffolding package on its projects must be members of the National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC).

    The move is designed to ensure that Osborne’s scaffolding contractors have the industry recognised level of best practice and approach to health and safety that membership of the NASC brings.

    Osborne has written to all its scaffolding contractors about the new rule.

    Peter Robertshaw, Osborne Group director of health and safety said: “Stipulating NASC scaffold companies is the natural and responsible decision. By choosing companies that are stringently regulated to ensure best practice, we massively reduce the risk associated with our construction projects.”

    Bob Whincap NASC President said: “The scaffolding industry is being forced by main contractors such as Osborne to work to a clear and recognised NASC industry standard. There is no logical argument why all main contractors shouldn’t be following this policy.”

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