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    MAJOR CONTRACTORS BACK ACCESS BODY PROCUREMENT CODE

    Major contractors adopt NASC scaffolding guidance for clients and others

    The UK Contractors Group (UKCG) has agreed to support guidance produced by the NASC (National Access & Scaffolding Confederation) entitled: Guide to Appointing and Managing Scaffolding Contractors.

    The document has been reviewed by the UKCG who have agreed that the (free) guidance is appropriate for UKCG members. Stephen Ratcliffe  UKCG Director said:

    “UKCG’s aim is to aspire to world class standards of best practice for UK construction and we are pleased to co-brand this guidance from the NASC as it complements our objectives perfectly.

    We recognise that NASC sets the standards for scaffolding in the UK and this guidance makes sound logical sense for all construction contractors to adhere to. ”

    NASC believe that the risk to operatives and the public can be greatly reduced by properly planning scaffolding and knowing what to “demand from your scaffolding contractor at every stage of the process”.

    Guidance will accelerate the adoption of best practice

    The guidance is a free specification document providing advice and instruction for those responsible for appointing, monitoring or managing scaffolding contractors and could be used to accompany any Tender or Pre-Qualification document.

    Rob Lynch, NASC President states

    “The demand for this guidance is a signal that industry is increasingly prepared to take the risks associated with scaffolding seriously. The UKCG’s support of this guidance will accelerate the adoption of this best practice across the construction sector.

    The NASC membership have all signed up to this best practice, employing one of the 204 NASC contracting members will therefore provide a significant degree of comfort to any contractor or client.’

    The guidance document is available on request from the NASC at enquiries@nasc.org.uk

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