North East scaffolders JMAC Scaffolding have become the latest in a long line of top firms to receive NASC membership status.
The scaffolding company and associated JMAC businesses have been in the industry for almost four decades and in recent years has seen continued growth and innovations lead them to become one of the most reputable firms in the North.
Based in Stockton On Tees the company have a client base spanning from housing associations, house building giants to the petrochemical and industrial sector.
JMAC has prepared for 10 years to apply to be an NASC full contracting member and feels they are now in a strong position with the infrastructure, staff, and robust health and safety management systems they now have in place, which has now been backed up by their newly awarded certification from the NASC.
Speaking to Scaffmag JMAC Group Managing director, Luis McCarthy, said: “NASC is something we’ve aspired towards since myself and James took the operational reigns in 2011, JMAC has grown exponentially over the years, and through growth we’ve learnt some valuable lessons. Competent management and Continual auditing drives the quality of the scaffolding and culture at JMAC, our standards and quality are higher than ever before and we are continuously striving to improve every day.
“NASC guidance documents are fantastic and we have followed the NASC guidance documents and E Guide since its inception, we regularly audit, monitor and improve our workforce, with the support of our in house HSEQ Manager Kieren Cattanach and leading scaffolding external consultancy, Simian Risk Management.
To be able to offer our experience and hold a voice at the table of the NASC trade body is very important and we hope that by becoming a member we can help to not only improve our business, but to aid the NASC to improve through a new voice that brings ideas and innovations to the table for the good of the industry.“
JMAC Group HSEQ Manager, Kieren Cattanach, added: “I’m delighted to have worked alongside the team at JMAC to achieve our NASC accreditation. As the group HSEQ Manager, I couldn’t be happier with what we’ve achieved and it makes me even prouder to be part of the JMAC Group.
“I’ve been with the company since October, and I have worked with preparing for this day since then. The NASC accreditation will allow us access to a forum of other like-minded individuals in senior management positions within scaffolding organisations, this accreditation is held in high regards with most tier-one clients so this will hopefully open up some new clients that we wouldn’t of normally been able to tender for.
We are looking forward to bring our ideas to the NASC regional meetings and discussing with other scaffolding management professionals in areas we can improve.”