NASC says "whistle blow" on bad practice

By Maria Hadlow24 September 2008

NASC is encouraging its members to whistle blow on contractors who don't use regulated scaffolders.

NASC is encouraging its members to whistle blow on contractors who don't use regulated scaffolders.

The UK's National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) is encouraging its members to anonymously "whistle blow" on principal contractors who continue to opt for non-regulated scaffolding companies.

Kevin Mouatt, president of the NASC said, "Lowest price is still being selected over best practice and regulation in some corners of the construction industry."

The NASC's latest annual safety report shows that the number of regulated scaffolding operatives is rising and the incident and frequency of accidents is falling. The safety report confirms that by working to the guidance laid down by the NASC and conforming to its strict membership requirements fewer accidents are likely to happen.

"Sites opting for non-regulated scaffolding contractors are turning a blind eye on scaffolding safety and this has to stop," said Mr Mouatt, "Scaffolding is one of the safest forms of access equipment as long as it is being used correctly."

Members wishing to report bad practice can do so in the members' area of the NASC website.

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