Trade body President elected onto Build UK board

NASC President Lynn Way

The first-ever female NASC President has been appointed a Specialist Contractor Director of Build UK following an election process. The National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) president Lynn Way, who is also the Financial Director and Company Secretary at Cornwall based Chris Sedgeman Scaffolding is set to help provide strategic direction for the leading construction industry body, Build UK. Speaking of...

Trade body pals up with tech firm to raise UK safety standards

Scaffolding Association partners with SafetyCulture iAuditor

The Scaffolding Association has joined forces with global technology company SafetyCulture enabling its member's free access to iAuditor, SafetyCulture's flagship workplace safety inspection app. The Scaffolding Association hopes the partnership will raise safety standards in the UK construction industry by enabling scaffolding businesses to carry out essential risk assessments regularly and thoroughly. SafetyCulture and the Scaffolding Association have digitised a list...

NASC Update COVID-19 Guidance


The NASC has updated its guidance for Scaffolding Operations During Coronavirus Pandemic The updated COVID-19 guidance published by the National Access and Scaffolding Confederation is now at version 3. The latest guidance from the NASC comes after the Construction Leadership Council updated its own Site Operating Procedures, and to ensure the NASC remains inline with the relaxing of Government guidance -...

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...


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