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31.07.15

NASC Code of Practice for Scaffolding Products

The NASC Code of Practice (CoP) product compliance list, documenting compliant scaffolding products currently supplied by audited NASC hire/sale members, has recently been updated.

The NASC Code of Practice was originally introduced in 2007 for system scaffolds. The scope of the CoP has since been expanded to incorporate EN39 tube, EN74-1 couplers, BS2482 timber board and aluminium beams. TG20 compliant unit transoms and high tensile 3.2mm tube will be added in 2016.

Audits are carried out by a third party consultancy company QSI Ltd at member company UK sites and in the majority of cases at manufacturing sites worldwide. The audit is specific to new product at point of entry to the UK.

Click here for a list of compliant system scaffolding products currently supplied by audited NASC hire/sale members. In some instances compliant products are also supplied by other NASC hire/sale members.

NASC MD, Robin James said: “The rationale behind the NASC CoP audit was to introduce a level of compliance that supplier members should adhere to, with the audit covering Quality Systems & Procedures, Product Testing, Raw Material & Components and Process Control. Where appropriate relevant BS, EN & ISO Standards are utilised.

“We are confident that the scaffolding industry and the wider construction sector will find the NASC CoP compliant product list a very useful document.”

For details on the NASC CoP, information about becoming an NASC member, and to find out more about the NASC – the scaffolding industry representative trade body, please visit www.nasc.org.uk or email enquiries@nasc.org.uk.

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