Why join NASC?

Access and Scaffolding is an important part of most contracts and both specifiers and contractors need to know they are receiving the highest quality of service. Consequently, many public and private organisations, and an increasing number of local authorities, are now specifying that the access providers they employ must be members of NASC.

Being an NASC ‘Full’ Member provides a number of benefits including access to an unrivalled range of services. These include:

Health and Safety Advice

  • Guidance on preparation of company health and safety policy statements
  • Advice on risk assessment
  • Seminars, publications, meetings
  • Safety advisory services

Technical Support

  • UK and European standards advice
  • Technical advisory services

Employment Affairs

  • Wage rates and conditions of employment
  • Disciplinary, dismissal and redundancy procedures
  • Regular bulletins with articles and developments in employment law

Training Advice

  • Direct links to CISRS for up to date information and CISRS card appeals
  • Funding for Training Opportunities
  • Award schemes

Legal Advice
NASC members can obtain initial free legal advice from specialist construction solicitor, based in central London. Legal services provided included advice in key areas such as construction, project financing, property, employment, corporate and commercial law, insurance, commercial litigation, arbitration, mergers and acquisitions, banking and financial services.

The team is involved in both contentious and non-contentious construction work, advising all sectors of the construction and engineering industry and in particular specialist subcontractors. Many years’ experience has enabled the team to develop a close understanding of the specialist sector of the construction industry.

Advice can be obtained regarding:

  • Subcontracts
  • Litigation and arbitration disputes
  • Health and safety regulations
  • Collateral warranties
    Preparation of claims and settlements
  • Urgent legal problems arising on site
  • Main contractor and employer philosophies and tactics

NASC membership will lift the profile of applicants by identifying them as a regulated company. For many clients such as main contractors and public authorities this could be the key to acceptance on tender lists.

NASC receives enquiries directly from prospective clients due to its long-standing reputation. We are asked to provide nationwide details of Access & Scaffolding companies.

Change is a constant factor for our members, whether from the construction industry, the economy or from government legislation. We provide up-to-the-minute information through our own regular newsletters, annual reviews and bulletins.


NASC Yearbook is the only publication of its kind, including a classified breakdown of the services provided by its members. It has an extensive circulation to local authorities, property owners, building contractors, and many other potential customers. Every individual member company is publicised through this medium.

Specialist Advice
NASC committees covering specialist areas such as technical standards and recruitment give members direct contact for advice. Regional committees: Scotland and Northern Ireland, the Northern and North Wales, the Midlands, the South West and South Wales, and London and the South East. Each provide a forum for discussion of regional issues and act as a link between members, the national Council and specialist committees.

Membership offers many opportunities to meet new contacts and exchange views. The Confederation reports to its members at annual meetings and there are also opportunities to be involved at a regional level.

Did you know

NASC members recorded 113 accidents and injuries on site during 2018 – meaning that more than 99% of all NASC member operatives went through the year accident and injury-free.