Trade body signs ground-breaking partnership deal

Builders Conference

The Scaffolding Association and UK construction sales leads and market intelligence provider Builders’ Conference has penned a groundbreaking partnership. Under the terms of the agreement, every audited & assessed member company of the Scaffolding Association will be granted access to Builders’ Conference premium information as part of their subscription fee. This comprises approximately 11,000 UK construction projects and includes the...

Trade Body Launches Scaffolding Design Membership Category

Scaffolding Design

The National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) has launched a new Design Membership category focused exclusively on scaffolding design. The new membership is open to UK-based scaffold designers and if minimum NASC requirements are met businesses can attain membership. NASC has said these requirements relate to competence that includes a combination of qualifications and experience. Previous to the new category many design...

SEC Group submit evidence to House of Commons into the impact of Covid-19

SEC Group submit evidence

The Specialist Engineering Contractors’ Group (SEC) which includes the Scaffolding Association as a member organisation, has submitted evidence to the House of Commons business select committee’s inquiry into the impact of Covid-19 on businesses and workers. The SEC Group has asked the select committee to recommend the following actions to support small businesses and revive construction:  (1) Working with the Local Government...

NASC 2020 Safety Report Shows Record Low Accidents


The number of accidents and injuries recorded by NASC members fell to an all-time low in 2019, with just 74 incidents to operatives throughout the year. The figure has been revealed in the NASC 2020 Safety Report, which documents and analyses accident and injury statistics for its full contracting members – representing more than...

Scaffolding Trade Body Issues COVID-19 Industry Guidance Notes

Scaffolding Association Issues Emergency Industry Guidance Notes on Scaffolding Inspections

The Scaffolding Association has launched two Scaffold Industry Guidance Notes (SIGNS) which address the requirements for scaffolding inspection during COVID-19. In light of ongoing Coronavirus crisis, the Scaffolding Association has published two documents of guidance for its members and the wider industry. It's concentrated its advice on scaffold inspections and risk considerations during the...

NASC calls on contractors to make risk-based decisions before sending workers to site

New Guidance From NASC

The NASC has today issued its members and the wider industry advice on the daily and ever-changing Coronavirus crisis and its impact on the construction industry. The UK Scaffolding trade body is advising access and scaffolding contractors to carry out detailed risk assessments of every project they are currently undertaking to determine whether to continue working on site. While construction sites...

Scaffolding Association reaches 400 member milestone

scaffolding association membership

The scaffolding trade association has topped 400 members The largest UK scaffolding trade body SA based in Worcestershire has announced its membership growth has continued steadily so far this year which now stands at just over 400. Its membership is represented by scaffolding contractors, suppliers, service providers and designers, it says. The trade body has seen particular growth amongst contractors with the...

Trade body Training Officer sent to prison

scaffolding industry trade body visits prison

The scaffolding trade association NASC has recently gone behind bars in a bid to bring more recruits into the scaffolding industry. With the ever-widening skills gap that the industry continues to face NASC Training Officer, Henry Annafi, attended insight/careers events at HMPs Peterborough and Thorn Cross. The trade body has said he was able to engage directly with prisoners and inform...

Construction giant opts for ‘NASC-only’ firms


Multiplex has become the latest main contractor to specify 'NASC-only' scaffolding firms for its UK-based projects. The news comes after Multiplex a multinational company, which builds large-scale and complex structures across the world signed the NASC Safe Scaffolding Charter. The move means only NASC member contractors will be eligible to work on its UK-based projects. Multiplex follows Amey, Hinkley Point C developers...

NASC launches £30K mental health first aid training fund

Mental health First Aid Fund Set Up

The National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) has set up a £30,000 funding pot dedicated to mental health first aid training. The new fund gives its members the ability to claim up to £125 towards the cost of a mental health first aid course. The funding pot was created in conjunction with the trade body's Head for Heights campaign that...


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