Design membership

NASC design membership confers the following benefits:


  • Circulation of relevant NASC literature
  • Discount on NASC publications
  • Receipt of NASC mail shots
  • Opportunity to attend NASC AGM, Annual Ball and Awards
  • Use of NASC Design Member logo NEW
  • Advertising opportunities within NASC publications
  • Promotional opportunities at trade events/exhibitions
  • Sponsorship opportunities
  • Inclusion of company details in NASC publications e.g. NASC Yearbook
  • Inclusion of company details on the NASC website
  • Attendance at NASC Regional Meetings (subject to the NASC Regional Chairman’s
  • Presentation opportunities at NASC Regional Meetings (subject to terms and
    conditions and the NASC Regional Chairman’s approval)

NASC design membership is open to all UK registered businesses which provide designs to the access and scaffolding industry.

All applicants must:


  • Have been trading in the UK for 12 months as a limited liability company, or limited liability partnership, and be able to produce financial statements for the period prepared by the accountants for the owners.
  • Hold Professional Indemnity Insurance of £1 million and Public Liability and Employers’ Liability Insurance appropriate to the business.
  • Demonstrate that designers or principal designers employed by the business hold as a minimum:
    • An HNC qualification in Civil, Structural, or Mechanical Engineering, preferably registered with one of the recognised engineering institutions i.e. ICE, IStructE, IET etc;
    • and/or has a minimum 5 years proven experience in a scaffolding design office;
    • and/or has a minimum 5 years proven experience in a principal contractor’s temporary works design department.

    Or equivalent levels of qualifications and experience.

  • Be able to provide details of continuing professional development (CPD) carried out by the designers over the previous 12 months prior to application, and any future CPD booked. CPD can include webinars, forums, courses, internal meetings and reading of journals or other relevant materials.
  • Be prepared to abide by the NASC Code of Conduct and the NASC Byelaws and Rules.

Annual NASC design membership subscription is £900 plus VAT per calendar year.

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