Trade body partners up with SMAS Worksafe


SMAS Worksafe (Safety Management Advisory Service) has formally joined in a professional partnership with scaffolding trade body The Scaffolding Association with members of both organisations set to benefit.

With the aim to improve health and safety within the scaffolding industry, both SMAS and The Scaffolding Association bring years of experience to the partnership which formally began in May 2019.

With SMAS Worksafe becoming the SSIP scheme of choice for The Scaffolding Association, members will be able to benefit from a 20% discount off SMAS Worksafe full assessment* as well as a Health and Safety helpline and increased visibility to the SMAS Worksafe client base, which includes of over 45 of the biggest house builders in the UK as well as many other organisations in construction.

Likewise, scaffolding companies that are members of SMAS Worksafe will be able to benefit from a discounted fee of 20% for membership of The Scaffolding Association at Assessed and Audited Level.

Head of Client Relations at SMAS Worksafe Hollie Baxter said of the partnership, “It’s great news to be able to formalise a partnership with another organisation that promotes the safety and wellbeing of workers, in this case the scaffolding industry. I look forward to a long last relationship between us.”

The Scaffolding Association Chief Executive Robert Candy says “This new partnership with SMAS Worksafe supports our efforts to drive standards across the industry, enabling us to help develop a
business framework that scaffolding contractors and clients of all sizes can benefit from, and help us all in our quest for a safer, stronger and more professional industry.”