NASC adopts ‘zero tolerance' against bogus members
By Patrick Hill16 February 2009
The UK's NASC (National Access and Scaffolding Confederation) said it will take legal action against a "few unscrupulous scaffolding companies in the UK who are attempting to ‘pass off' being member[s]". The trade association is urging contractors to check the credentials of their scaffolding contractors.
"The high standards of our members are the reassurance main contractors are looking for. We will deal swiftly and directly with any company that threatens our brand. The only place you can check and be sure that the company is a genuine member of the NASC is on our website and in our Yearbook," said Robin James, NASC's managing director.
"This is not a threat - it's a promise. If any scaffolding contractor is discovered to be ‘passing off' as a member of our confederation we will take legal action. Further more any scaffolding contractor who has applied for NASC membership but has not yet been audited and approved but is found to be promoting their company as being part of the NASC will have their membership application thrown out," continued Mr James.