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The Scaffolding Association & SMAS Worksafe join in partnership

SMAS Worksafe (Safety Management Advisory Service) are proud to have formally joined in a professional partnership with The Scaffolding Association with members of both organisations set to benefit.

With the aim to improve health and safety within the scaffolding industry, both SMAS and The Scaffolding Association bring years of experience to the partnership which formally began in May 2019.

With SMAS Worksafe becoming the SSIP scheme of choice for The Scaffolding Association, members will be able to benefit from a 20% discount off SMAS Worksafe full assessment* as well as a Health and Safety helpline and increased visibility to the SMAS Worksafe client base, which includes of over 45 of the biggest house builders in the UK as well as many other organisations in construction.

Likewise, scaffolding companies that are members of SMAS Worksafe will be able to benefit from a discounted fee of 20% for membership of The Scaffolding Association at Assessed and Audited Level.

Head of Client Relations at SMAS Worksafe Hollie Baxter said of the partnership, “Its great news to be able to formalise a partnership with another organisation that promotes the safety and wellbeing of workers, in this case the scaffolding industry. I look forward to a long last relationship between us.”

The Scaffolding Association Chief Executive Robert Candy says “This new partnership with SMAS Worksafe supports our efforts to drive standards across the industry, enabling us to help develop a business framework that scaffolding contractors and clients of all sizes can benefit from, and help us all in our quest for a safer, stronger and more professional industry.”

About The Scaffolding Association

The Scaffolding Association is the largest trade organisation in the UK scaffolding and access sector, campaigning to raise standards of safety, technical quality and workforce skills. It promotes best practice, excellence and professionalism within the industry.

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.

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.

Associate Membership offers all companies within the scaffolding industry access to an organisation which will provide them with guidance and support, irrespective of their levels of competence or development.
Assessed Membership recognises those companies who hold a current SSIP Scheme Certificate
Audited Membership has been developed in line with PAS91 specifically for scaffolding contractors, and offers an independent third party audit, against a scaffolding specific procurement standard.

About SMAS Worksafe

SMAS Worksafe (Safety Management Advisory Service) are members of Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP). By holding a valid SMAS Worksafe certificate, your business is demonstrating to potential clients that you’ve meet and demonstrated the required health and safety standards according to the SSIP Core Criteria.

SMAS prides itself on its great level of customer service. Key benefits to choosing SMAS Worksafe over other SSIP Schemes include:

Quick turnaround – 3-5 days
Direct contact with your allocated assessor by phone
Helpful and friendly advice
Fair and transparent pricing irrespective of size or turnover

*Discount off a full SMAS Worksafe assessment for first-year applicants only.