The UK Contractors Group, which represents contractors representing over a third of UK construction turnover, are supporting the National Access & Scaffolding Confederation guidance.
Stephen Ratcliffe, director of UKCG said “Our aim is to aspire to world class standards of best practice for UK construction and we are pleased to co-brand this guidance from the NASC as it complements our objectives perfectly.
“We recognise that NASC sets the standards for scaffolding in the UK and this guidance makes sound logical sense for all construction contractors to adhere to. ”
The guidance is a free specification document intended to provide advice and instruction on appointing, monitoring or managing all sizes of scaffolding contractors.
Rob Lynch, NASC President aded: “The demand for this guidance is a signal that industry is increasingly prepared to take the risks associated with scaffolding seriously. The UKCG’s support of this guidance will accelerate the adoption of this best practice across the construction sector.
The NASC’s 204 members have all signed up to this best practice guide.
Guide to Appointing and Managing Scaffolding Contractors is available on request from the NASC, via firstname.lastname@example.org and is available to UKCG members via the UKCG website.