New NASC membership category opens communications ‘pipeline’

THE National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) has announced it is offering free access to its specialist scaffolding expertise, guidance and support through a new information membership category.

NASC Information membership is open to businesses involved in the procurement of scaffolding contractors or who would benefit from receiving scaffolding industry support and guidance, but fall outside the remit of the NASC Design, NASC Contractor, NASC Supplier or NASC Services & Ancillary Products membership categories.

Through the new category, NASC revealed it hopes to formalise existing working relationships with businesses across the UK, including main contractors, housebuilders, local authorities, and trade bodies.

Through NASC Information membership, a two-way communications pipeline will be established. The NASC will share news and updates relevant to those who play a role in the procurement or management of scaffolding operations, while members will be able to access advice and support from industry experts.

NASC MD Robin James explained, “The NASC understands the challenges involved in building, maintaining and managing a safe and compliant supply chain. The Confederation sets the standard for scaffolding and plays an active role in helping its contractor members to ensure the complex access and protection solutions they deliver – always regarded as a high-risk activity – are done so safely and compliantly.

“Through NASC Information membership, the NASC is extending this specialist support role to the wider construction industry – completely free of charge. By becoming an NASC Information Member, organisations will gain access to the latest scaffolding industry guidance and knowledge they need to achieve safety and technical competence on their projects.”

NASC Information membership provides members with access to the audited contractor members directory; scaffolding information support; a discount on all NASC guidance titles; monthly e-bulletins to help keep ahead of industry changes; and unlimited user log-ins, meaning multiple individuals within member organisations can access these benefits.