|Osborne to only use NASC members|
Osborne has announced that all scaffolding subcontractors on all of its future projects will now have to be members of the National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC).
The change is to make sure that all of Osborne's scaffolding contractors meet the required health and safety standards.
Osborne group director of health and safety Peter Robertshaw said: “Health and safety and best practice are of paramount importance to Osborne. Stipulating NASC scaffold companies is the natural and responsible decision. By choosing companies that are stringently regulated to ensure best practice, we massively reduce the risk associated with our construction projects.”
NASC president Bob Whincap added:, “The scaffolding industry is being forced by main contractors such as Osborne to work to a clear and recognised NASC industry standard. There is no logical argument why all main contractors shouldn’t be following this policy.”