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NASC LAUNCH FREE GUIDANCE ON SCAFFOLDING CONTRACTORS

Safety through sound appointment and management arrangements

The National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) has launched guidance for those appointing, monitoring or managing scaffolding contractors. The guide will be useful to project clients, managers, agents, surveyors, CDM coordinators, estimators, planners and designers.

The document provides industry requirements on best practice for scaffolding contractors prior to working on site and what is expected once work has commenced. It is suitable as a protocol template for all scaffolding works and could be used to accompany Tender or Pre-Qualification documents.

The criteria included in the specification are intended to improve the quality and safety of all scaffold structures erected.

Guidance provides the ‘essential facts’

NASC believe the risk of an accident or injury to operatives or the general public can be greatly reduced by knowing what to demand from a scaffolding contractor at every stage of the process.

The NASC encourage those not using a ‘regulated scaffolding contractor’ to adopt the guidance in order to move all scaffolding companies to a position of current best practice, legislation and safety standards.

The guidance is provided in an editable document available on request via enquiries@nasc.org

Gerry Cooper, NASC President states:

“Non-regulated scaffolding contractors could get away with anything, if you let them!

This guidance arms those responsible for using scaffolders with the facts and allows them to insist on latest best practice”

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