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Scaffolding accidents down 20pc

Drop comes despite increase in scaffolders

Reported scaffolding accidents and incidents have decreased 20 per cent according to the National Access and Scaffolding Confederation annual report.

The decline comes despite a 12 per cent increase in the number of scaffolders within the NASC, the report said.

NASC immediate past president Bob Whincap said:  “Non-regulated scaffolding firms are at odds with the demands that industry now expects, if a company cannot meet the criteria of the NASC then you have to question their safety practices and ultimately the very serious risk they expose to themselves and others around them.”

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