NASC and SARNZ Forge Historic Alliance with Signing of Memorandum of Understanding

DATE: 08/4/2024 6pm GMT

Headline: NASC and SARNZ Forge Historic Alliance with Signing of Memorandum of Understanding

In a significant milestone for the scaffolding industry, the National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) and the Scaffolding, Access & Rigging New Zealand (SARNZ) proudly announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). This momentous occasion marks a pivotal step forward in fostering collaboration and synergy between two esteemed organisations renowned for their commitment to excellence and advancement within the industry.
The MOU, sealed amidst the backdrop of SARNZ’s illustrious 30th anniversary year, symbolises a dedication to mutual cooperation, innovation, and the elevation of standards within the scaffolding profession. NASC, internationally recognised as a vanguard in scaffolding standards setting, joins forces with SARNZ, a trailblazer in scaffolding, access, and rigging in New Zealand, to cultivate a harmonious exchange of expertise, resources, and best practices.
Under the terms of the MOU, NASC and SARNZ will embark on a journey of collaboration aimed at fostering enhanced recognition of standards, facilitating comprehensive training programs, and championing best practices that will elevate safety and efficiency across scaffolding operations. Through this alliance, both organisations reaffirm their unwavering commitment to excellence and their shared vision of advancing the scaffolding industry to unprecedented heights.
Speaking on the occasion Clive Dickin, CEO of NASC, remarked, “This momentous partnership signifies a new chapter in the evolution of the scaffolding industry. Together with SARNZ, we are poised to drive innovation, promote safety, and set new benchmarks for excellence that will resonate across borders.”

Echoing this sentiment, Tina Wieczorek, CEO of SARNZ, expressed, “As we commemorate our 30 years of dedication to excellence, we are thrilled to embark on this transformative journey alongside NASC. This partnership underscores our collective commitment to shaping the future of scaffolding, access, and rigging, both in New Zealand and beyond.”
The signing of the MOU between NASC and SARNZ not only underscores a shared commitment to excellence but also heralds a new era of collaboration and progress within the scaffolding industry. As both organisations embark on this collaborative endeavour, they invite stakeholders, partners, and industry professionals to join them in shaping a safer, more innovative future for scaffolding operations worldwide.


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Notes to Editors:
NASC is the national trade body for access and scaffolding in the UK – established 1945 and now serving a family of 600+ leading contracting firms, scaffolding suppliers, manufacturers, and clients representing 80% of the scaffolding pound based on 2021 ONS results.

The Confederation produces a wide range of industry-recognised safety and technical guidance for scaffolding contractors, their operatives, and their clients – accepted as the industry standard by HSE, Build UK, NFB, CITB & principal contractors alike.

NASC members are audited before and during their membership – to a set of demanding criteria – ensuring the highest possible standards are met, confirming to our NASC Membership Criteria, and the Code of Practice for scaffolding products. Any failings because of not adhering to the standards of membership will result in the disciplinary process being invoked, with potential expulsion. It’s these high standards of our members’ access solutions that are recognised by construction industry leaders, who continue to stipulate that it must be NASC companies for access and scaffolding.
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