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UKCG backs scaffolding guide

18 Apr 12 The UK Contractors Group (UKCG) has added its name to industry guidance produced by the National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC).

The two bodies have agreed to co-brand the document Guide to Appointing and Managing Scaffolding Contractors

UKCG director Stephen Ratcliffe said: “UKCG’s 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 guide provides advice and instruction for those responsible for appointing, monitoring or managing scaffolding contractors. It can also be used to accompany any tender or prequalification document.

NASC president Rob Lynch said: “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 membership have all signed up to this best practice, employing one of the 204 NASC contracting members will therefore provide a significant degree of comfort to any contractor or client.”

The guidance document is available on request from the NASC and is available to UKCG members via the UKCG website.

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