National Access & Scaffolding Confederation
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A licence is required in order to erect a scaffold on or above the public highway. The licence is issued under section 169 of the Highways Act 1980, generally by the highway authority responsible for the particular stretch of highway. This guidance indicates the type of information that may be required.
It is quite common for the employers of scaffolding companies to adjust the Applications for Payment / Invoices submitted by the scaffolder. The process is often referred to as setting-off. This guidance outlines the rules for setting-off and also offers guidance on potential remedies to the Scaffolding Company.
Generally written contracts specify a date for completion of the works. Whichever method is used failure to complete the work by the specified date may leave the scaffolder open to employer's claims. This guidance outlines the circumstances and how different situations can be managed.
The supply of hoists, for the use of others, by scaffolding contractors as part of a typical scaffolding contract can give rise to a number of problems, particularly if the equipment is being cross hired from another supplier under the CPA terms and conditions. This guidance outlines the main issues and possible solutions.
The reliance by the scaffolding contractor, on the skill and expertise of their operatives, will not relieve them of their responsibility for the adequacy of the design. This guidance outlines design criteria, training needs, insurance, ownership/copyright and common misconceptions when utilising a designer for scaffolding.
This guidance outlines your legal requirements to charge interest on late payments, types of contracts it applies to, substantial remedies, date from which interest can be calculated.
This guidance outlines the differences between an estimate, quotation and tender and provides advice and recommendations on how to provide a well drafted quote.
This guidance explains the definition of operating under the terms of the 'Construction Act'. Includes advice on contract terms and receiving payment under the scheme.
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