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SAFETY NET CLOSES ON ROGUE SCAFFOLDERS

Major property group announces NASC member only policy

Midas Group has announced that in future it will use only scaffolding contractors with full National Access and Scaffolding Confederation membership status.

Midas is one of the largest independent property services providers and joins other UK Contractors Group (UKCG) members who have now adopted a similar policy. 

The NASC accounts for over 75% of the UK’s scaffolding industry turnover. Members are regulated and must meet the NASC objectives of maintaining and developing best practice throughout the scaffolding industry. Membership requirement is strict and reinforced with an initial and subsequent biennial audit every 2 years to ensure compliance.

John Cottington, Midas H&S Director, said: “We have adopted this very clear policy of only considering awarding future contracts to those organisations and companies who are full members of the NASC. We believe that the standards of technical and professional guidance and customer service that the NASC embody, is exactly in line with our vision for the future.”

Bob Whincap, President of the NASC, said: “Midas’ decision to only use NASC members companies should be commended and should ring some very loud alarm bells to those scaffolding contractors not already part of our confederation.”

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