Membership Levels

MEMBERSHIP LEVELS
Associate Level Membership
 
We believe that all companies within the scaffolding industry should have access to an organisation which will provide them with guidance and support, irrespective of their levels of competence or development. There is no assessment process for this level of membership, the requirements for this membership are:
 
  • A Completed Membership Form

  • Signed Commitment to The Scaffolding Association Code of Conduct

An annual membership fee for this level is £300 + VAT( £360 inc VAT)

 

Assessed Level Membership

We have developed an additional level of membership in order to recognise those companies who hold a current SSIP Scheme Certificate. The entry requirements for this level of membership include:

  • Completed Membership Form

  • 2 Trade References

  • Current SSIP Scheme Certificate

  • Current and Relevant Insurance

  • Signed Commitment to The Scaffolding Association Code of Conduct

  • Certificate of Incorporation (where applicable)

The Membership Fee for this level is £450 + VAT (£540 inc VAT)

 

Audited Membership

Audited Membership is The Scaffolding Association’s third level of membership, which has been developed in line with PAS91 specifically for scaffolding contractors. It offers an independent third party audit, against a scaffolding specific procurement standard, undertaken by IQ Verify a UKAS accredited certification body.

The audit process has been developed to reduce the burden on clients and contractors by increasing understanding and building on the widely applicable range of standards within the industry to provide a scaffolding specific procurement process. This audit has been developed to fulfil the procurement requirements of clients, whilst enabling contractors to demonstrate their work capabilities and competence. The audit looks solely at a contractor's ability to safely manage and undertake work, and assesses it against criteria which are specific to the scaffolding industry.

The audit process will consist of two stages:

Stage 1 Desktop: Remote review of documentation, including policies and procedures, training records and incident reporting system against a Scaffolding Specific Procurement Standard to establish compliance

Stage 2 Onsite: Verification of the documentation implementation onsite against the Scaffolding Specific Procurement Standard

Audited Membership fees are £850+VAT and for those wishing to upgrade we will calculate your fee on a pro-rata basis (calculated on what you have paid for your existing membership). This Membership Fee is non-refundable because it covers the administration costs of processing your applications. Following payment of the membership fee you will be issued with a copy of the Scaffolding Specific Procurement Standard and directed to Builders Profile to upload your documentation for auditing.

Auditing fees are £1450+VAT which is payable to IQ Verify once you have submitted your documentation through Builders Profile. The Stage 1 desktop audit will take place remotely, and once this has been successfully completed, the Stage 2 onsite audit will be arranged to visit one of your current sites. Upon successful completion of both stages you will be issued with a copy of your audit report, certification from IQ Verify detailing your compliance with the Scaffolding Specific Procurement Standard, and an Audited Membership certificate from The Scaffolding Association.


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