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. Our members operate from locations throughout the UK.
A full listing of NASC Members can also be found in the annual Year Book. This book is available free upon request, subject to stock availability or can be viewed from the following link.
The NASC’s 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
Few trade associations can claim to have achieved so much in such a short time. The NASC – The National Access & Scaffolding Confederation has been the established national representative employers organisation for the UK Access and Scaffolding Industry for more than 60 years.
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
- Contractual agreements
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 all of the organisations (on the left) 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.
The NASC are also members of TAF (Trade Association Forum).
All NASC guidance and publications are in line with the latest developments in construction and building and are regularly reviewed and reissued to maintain up to date.
The regulated scaffolding industry of today is a professional specialist industry with very high standards of workmanship.