There are a number of organisations associated with the construction and building communities. The NASC is one of the largest. The NASC has a large number of passionate professionals as members who meet regularly to develop latest guidance and provide advice on current issues within the scaffolding and access sectors.
Regular regional meetings are held around the UK to keep members up to date on developments and committee representation is encouraged whereever practicable. It is a requirement of membership that members must attend at least two regional meetings a year.
The NASC also has elected Officers and Council who oversee all of the NASC activity and provide direction and strategic decisions. The Council and Officers are elected for two years and are made up from the members.
Contracts Committee – provides expert advice and guidance notes for members on contractual issues including general terms and conditions, payment issues and evaluation of the relevant regulations.
Health & Safety Committee – whose regular dialogue with HSE has enabled standards to be consistently improved and evaluated.
Hire & Sales and Manufacturing Committee – are working on revisions to the model conditions used by the Industry.
Marketing Committee – have been responsible for developing the new integrated marketing approach to date and will now help implement the campaign on a long term basis.
Technical Committee – provides invaluable representation from all the major players in the industry. Engineers provide the best advice and technical support, contribute to codes of practice, regulations and product evaluation – helping the NASC to issue regular guidance notes to all members.
Training Committee – the NASC continues to work very closely with CISRS (Construction Industry Scaffolding Record Scheme) in order to ensure it offers the relevant and required training for the sector. The CISRS scheme now includes System scaffolding training, supervisory training and is looking to develop other courses such scaffold inspection and an introduction to scaffold design etc.