The NASC announce update for its Code of Practice (CoP).
The CoP product compliance list, documents compliant scaffolding products currently supplied by audited NASC hire/sale members.
The National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) originally introduced the CoP in 2007 for system scaffolds. The scope of the CoP has since been expanded to incorporate EN39 tube, EN74-1 couplers, BS2482 timber board and aluminium beams.
TG20 compliant unit transoms and high tensile 3.2mm tube will be added in 2016.
Audits are carried out by a third party consultancy company QSI Ltd at NASC member company UK sites and in the majority of cases at manufacturing sites worldwide. The audit is specific to new product at point of entry to the UK.
The confederation have produced a list that can be viewed here of compliant system scaffolding products currently supplied by audited NASC hire/sale members. In some instances compliant products are also supplied by other NASC hire/sale members.
NASC MD, Robin James said: “The rationale behind the NASC CoP audit was to introduce a level of compliance that supplier members should adhere to, with the audit covering Quality Systems & Procedures, Product Testing, Raw Material & Components and Process Control. Where appropriate relevant BS, EN & ISO Standards are utilised.
“We are confident that the scaffolding industry and the wider construction sector will find the NASC CoP compliant product list a very useful document.”