Mission Statement

The Scaffolding Association strives to continuously improve competence and minimise risk across the industry, by:

  • Supporting the whole of the industry through a competence based accreditation scheme, in line with the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015
  • Collaborating with procurement partners and other interested parties to ensure that the right information is available to enable the safe commissioning of scaffolding projects
  • Providing accessible, robust technical guidance for scaffolders and their clients
  • Encouraging high standards of training and competence across the industry
  • Ensuring that technical information and guidance is available to all

The Scaffolding Association has the following objectives:

  • To protect and encourage quality and fair competition in the marketplace through a competence based accreditation scheme
  • To promote quality and training through category-specific accreditations
  • To provide clear guidance and training to procurement officers, principal contractors and site managers, enabling better decision making
  • To ensure scaffolding companies are only commissioned to undertake work for which they are fully qualified and competent
  • To help new and existing scaffolding companies expand their services through access to the appropriate information, training and support
  • To raise awareness of the essential role of scaffolding design and designers in improving standards and safety within the industry
  • Campaign for the introduction of compulsory Continuous Professional Development (CPD) for the scaffolding industry
  • To be a representative body to put the views of the scaffolding industry to Government departments and agencies, Parliament, The European Commission and Parliament, and other relevant organisations
  • To be a research and statistical centre, to aggregate and publish statistics, and to provide analysis on scaffolding and other relevant market information
  • To be a technical centre providing commentary, guidance and advice on legal and other regulatory developments of relevance to scaffolding
  • To provide a forum for the exchange of non-competitive information
  • Engage and partner with relevant advisory and regulatory organisations and other trade associations to drive strategy and future direction of developments with the scaffolding industry