Here are the details of the full membership application process, costs and the strict Criteria all applicants have to meet.
Please ensure you complete the application form carefully and in full.
NASC annual membership subscription for 2017 is £995 for companies with an annual turnover of less than £1,000,000 in the financial year ending in 2015, rising on a sliding scale to £12,800 for companies with an annual turnover in excess of £20,000,000. New lower subscription bands for companies with turnover, in 2014, below £1,600,000 were introduced from 1st January 2016 with the aim of encouraging smaller scaffolding contractors to become part of the NASC.
A non-refundable fee of £500 (plus VAT) must be forwarded after the completed application has been submitted online. This fee covers the confederation’s administration costs and a desktop audit.
If your application appears to meet all parts of the NASC membership criteria following the desktop audit, you will be contacted for an additional £500 (plus VAT) so a site audit can be carried out at your premises.
Applications will be considered on the information provided in the online application. Please therefore ensure that all information is correct as we will not consider any appeal which may be lodged because information provided in the application form was incorrect.
Applicants should be aware that failure to meet all parts of NASC Criteria will result in your application not being progressed. A new application along with the application fee will be required if you wish to reapply for membership.
NASC Full Membership confers the following benefits:
- Attendance at NASC regional meetings and AGM and circulation of relevant papers
- Use of NASC member services including Tax, Employment Affairs, Health & Safety and Technical support
- Special offers on CISRS training schemes
- Opportunity to attend NASC events and NASC Annual Ball
- Circulation of NASC newsletters, literature and mail shots
- Opportunity to participate in the work of NASC standing committees
- Free downloading of NASC guidance notes (except SG6 and TG20) and up to 50% discount on all hard copy guidance notes
- Certificate of NASC membership
- Inclusion of company details in NASC annual yearbook and NASC website
- Use of NASC logo on company literature and advertisements etc
Applicants are required to demonstrate that the following criteria must have been met continuously during the 12 months prior to date of submission and should be verifiable at time of application.
The applicant has to have been trading for two full years as a limited liability company and needs to be able to produce financial statements prepared by the company accountants to the board of Directors for the period and issued to Companies House.
The applicant must be VAT registered.
The applicant must hold adequate levels of insurance appropriate to the turnover and wages of the business which includes a minimum Public Liability of 5 million and Employers’ Liability of 10 million.
The applicant must be able to show that all management and supervision are directly
employed (PAYE). A minimum of 75% of all yard and site 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 there must be a minimum 50% of
fully qualified operatives to trainee operatives (a ratio of 1:1 of qualified against un/part-qualified).
If system scaffolding is used, as a minimum the lead scaffolder in every gang must hold an SSPTS endorsement in the respective system i.e. Cuplock, Kwikstage etc.
Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)
The applicant must be CITB registered for CITB levy purposes.
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 annual NASC 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.
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.
Management & Supervision
The applicant must provide evidence of how the company manages and supervises its workforce effectively (this must include actual documented evidence of ongoing supervision records).