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THE SCAFFOLDING ASSOCIATION is a not-for-profit independent trade organisation campaigning to raise standards of safety, technical quality and workforce skills in the scaffolding sector.

The Association works with its members, client organisations, government agencies and standard setting bodies to ensure high standards of training and competence across the industry. We also protect standards through a competence-based independently verified accreditation scheme in line with the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015.

Membership of the Association is an assurance of quality and demonstrates an ability to carry out the safe design, installation and commissioning of access and temporary structures that use scaffolding systems.

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200+ Association Members and Growing
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Membership Costs Less Than £1 Per Day

Supporting Industry

Our members represent a significant percentage of the sector's capacity and our aim has always been to aid companies in expanding their services and capabilities safely and efficiently.

About Us

The Scaffolding Association is a not-for profit organisation founded to improve the understanding, safety and standards of scaffolding across the construction industry. We strive to continuously improve competence and minimise risk across the industry.

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Our Members

By having a broad range of members that include clients, erectors, designers, and health and safety professionals, we have been able to assist in creating new opportunities that allow our members to leverage greater value and standards in the scaffolding industry.

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Training

Training provision and the setting out of best practice is one of the key strategic aims of the Association. We are creating a central hub of knowledge for the whole industry, and we're committed to leading the way in the provision of world class training in the use of scaffolding.

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The Scaffolding Association offers our business the professional voice and business support that we need to allow us to continue to develop and expand our business
Jonathan Greer, Contracts Director – Ducker and Young Scaffolding Limited

Membership Benefits

The Scaffolding Association sits at the heart of the scaffolding industry and we offer a range of benefits to our members

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Events
Keep an eye on our Events Calendar to see what is happening in the industry and your area.
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Technical Guidance
Keep an eye on our Information Pages where we are developing a range of guidance and advice.
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Industry Voice
We provide a focal point for sector issues, concerns and initiatives to represent, promote and protect your interests.
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Business Support
By collaborating with a varied range of industry partners we can help facilitate your business growth and development.
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Maintaining Performance & Quality

At the centre of our membership criteria is the commitment to maintaining standards which are built around ensuring that our members have the right skills and resources to carry out contracts in a planned and controlled manner.

Audited Membership has been developed in line with PAS91 specifically for scaffolding contractors. This level involves an independent two-stage audit.

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Assessed Membership has been developed in order to recognise companies that hold a current Safety Schemes in Procurement certificate.

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Associate Membership is available to all companies that operate within the scaffolding industry and would benefit from specialist guidance and support.

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Helping Members

The Scaffolding Association is a national trade association that promotes best practice, excellence and professionalism within the scaffolding sector.

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Membership of the Scaffolding Association demonstrates that a member operates to an industry recognised standard and has the necessary resources to undertake contracts safely. Members can save considerable resources during the prequalification process and employers have the confidence to know that an Association member has been professionally vetted.

Whatever your size or specialism, the Association can help you build a more profitable business by implementing best practice to improve productivity and deliver the highest performance standards possible.

The Scaffolding Association gives us a better understanding of what’s required, and helps to create a better and safer place to work
Elliott McGrath, Managing Director – Royston Scaffolding

Core Advisory Services gives members direct access to specialist advisors.

  • Commercial and contractual helpline
  • Environmental management support
  • Health and safety guidance
  • Insurance and employment
  • Technical support service

In addition, the Association campaigns to promote its members and the interests of the whole sector.

  • Technical: helping to protect standards and working with industry groups
  • Health and safety: dealing directly with the HSE and liaising with house builders and main contractors
  • Procurement: talking directly to main contractors and house builders to advise on best practice
  • Training: working alongside CITB and independent training providers

Industry News

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