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Multiplex signs NASC Safe Scaffolding Charter

Construction giant Multiplex has become the latest main contractor to sign the NASC’s Safe Scaffolding Charter.

The multinational firm, which builds large-scale and complex structures across the globe, specifies ‘NASC-only’ for its UK-based scaffolding-related works.

Multiplex follows Amey, Hinkley Point C developers Nuclear New Build Generation, DE Construct and Knight Harwood in signing the NASC Charter, recognising the ever-growing number of organisations that place NASC membership at the heart of their scaffolding contractor procurement policies.   

Andrew Ridley-Barker, Multiplex’s Operations Director for Europe, said: “At Multiplex we recognise the value of the NASC membership as a quality mark bringing a consistent and assurance-led approach to improving safety in one of the industry’s highest risk aspects of work at height. 

“Our work in creating iconic high-rise buildings demands exacting standards to protect the workforce and the public from falls and falling objects and we see the use of NASC-only contractors as being in the best interests of everyone affected by our undertakings.” 

The NASC’s Safe Scaffolding Charter to recognise the ever-growing number of organisations that place NASC membership at the heart of their scaffolding contractor procurement policies.   

The Charter is open to any organisation that has specified ‘NASC-only’ in their scaffolding-related tender documents and/or has had an established commercial relationship with a full NASC member for at least a year.

Through using NASC members for their scaffolding needs, Charter signatories have recognised the value of the NASC membership – which has to be earned by meeting a stringent set of qualifying criteria unparalleled in the scaffolding industry. 

Robin James, NASC Managing Director, said: “We are pleased that Multiplex has signed the NASC Safe Scaffolding Charter and happy to recognise their efforts with an NASC Safe Scaffolding Charter Signatory logo and certificate. 

“Our Wall of Honour on our dedicated Charter webpage is beginning to take shape but we know there are hundreds of companies across the UK that are eligible to feature and would encourage them to come forward to get the recognition their exemplary scaffolding procurement decision deserves.”

For more on the NASC’s Safe Scaffolding Charter and to request to become a signatory click here: https://nasc.org.uk/information/safe-scaffolding-charter