S&K Scaffolding are proud to be members of the NASC – The National Access & Scaffolding Confederation. Founded in 1945 the NASC membership now accounts for a significant share of the UK's total industry workload and is increasingly making its mark in Europe. NASC members operate from locations throughout the UK.
The NASC operates a strict policy of full compliance to all new legislation and its own code of conduct. This separates us from the rest of the industry. Through our annual membership audit we ensure that our members uphold best practice as professionals. This means we do not look for shortcuts on safety, which could put lives at risk.
Leading By Example
In recent years the NASC has become a highly visible and vocal body on all major issues, and more representative of the industry as a whole. For many, both within the construction industry and the media, the NASC is now one of the leading trade associations.
The NASC provides its members and their clients with a wealth of professional advice including:
• Health and Safety •
• Training & Recruitment •
• Hire, Sale and Manufacturing •
• Plant Security •
• Technical Standards •
• Quality Standards •
• Marketing •
• Contractual agreements •
• Insurance •
All NASC members are required to abide by a strict code of conduct, which sets trading standards for the industry and which also requires them to provide the highest possible service. Many members of the Confederation offer a full service for larger and more complex structures and all members provide detailed calculations and working drawings, as well as on-site advice.
Access and Scaffolding is an important part of most contracts. Specifiers and contractors need the quality of service only NASC members can provide. Anything else is an unacceptable compromise. Consequently, many public and private organisations and an increasing number of local authorities are now specifying that the scaffolding contractors they employ must be members of the NASC.
The development and maintaining of best practice not only involves dialogue with our members but also includes regular consultation with some of the most important and influential organisations in the construction sector.
The NASC works regularly with a number of organisations to strive for best practice and development in scaffolding that will remain in line with other construction industry stakeholder initiatives. Indeed many representatives from these organisations are permanent members of the NASC standing committees focusing on particular areas of best practice, for example Health and Safety or Technical issues.
More information on the NASC can be found on their website: www.nasc.org.uk
(Page content source: NASC, 2014)