Full Membership

In order to become a Full Member the applying company has to meet the following criteria. Please be aware that the membership criteria are strict.
Please ensure you complete the application form carefully and in full.



The applicant has to have been trading for 2 years and needs to be able to produce
evidence of trading accounts as prepared by the company accountants/auditors for the


The applicant must be VAT registered.


The applicant must hold adequate levels of insurance appropriate to the activities of the


The applicant must be able to show that all management and supervision are directly
employed. A minimum of 75% of hourly paid operatives must be directly employed as a
condition of membership.


The NASC is committed to the full registration of site employees under the CISRS
scheme. Applicants must be able to produce records of training and a plan for the
continuation of training. A minimum of 90% carded scaffolding operatives is required as
a condition of membership.

Please note that within your 90% of carded operatives there must be a minimum 50% of
fully qualified operatives to trainee operatives (a ratio of 1:1).

Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)

The applicant must be CITB registered and paying levy.

Health & Safety

The applicant must:

  • Provide a satisfactory signed Health and Safety policy statement;
  • Provide evidence that it meets current health and safety legislation;
  • Agree to complete the NASC annual accident return


The applicant must complete the NASC biennial membership audit.


The applicant must ensure that all scaffolding plant and equipment which it owns or
uses is clearly identifiable. NASC members are expected to be actively involved in
crime prevention and should report all thefts of scaffolding plant and equipment to the
NASC and the police.

Meeting Attendance

The applicant must be represented at a minimum of two NASC regional meetings per
year. The applicant must be prepared to nominate a representative to participate in
NASC standing committees, e.g. training, health and safety, technical, contractual, and

Construction Industry Joint Council (CIJC)

Members shall operate terms and conditions of employment in accordance with
agreements reached from time to time by the construction Industry Joint Council or its
successors, and shall abide by such statutory wage controls as may apply in respect
of all employees, and shall take all reasonable steps to ensure wherever possible and
practicable that their labour force is operated on a ‘directly employed’ basis.

Code of Conduct

An applicant must be prepared to abide by the NASC Code of Conduct and the NASC Byelaws and Rules.