We are affiliates, associates or members of a number of organisations whose activities are relevant to our business.

The National Access And Scaffolding Confederation (NASC)

The NASC is recognised as the national trade body for access and scaffolding in the UK, producing a wide range of industry guidance for scaffolding contractors, their operatives and their clients. Members of the NASC are strictly regulated to ensure a continuous high standard of scaffolding practice.

TRAD complies and with the NASC requirement members to have at least 50% of it workforce trained to advanced level or scaffolders rather than trainees and labourers. We continue to strive to improve the skill levels of our workforce.

Rospa Award

The RoSPA Safety Awards are internationally recognised and have fast become the most sought after accolade by organisations from every sector. This key fixture in the health and safety calendar offers a prime opportunity to prove our ongoing commitment to raising health and safety standards.

TRAD wins the NASC "Highly Commended" Health & Safety Award

TRAD Scaffolding Co Ltd was presented with the highly coveted NASC "Highly Commended" Health & Safety Award, by the NASC President Kevin Ward and NASC Managing Director Robin James at the National Access & Scaffolding Confederation's Annual General Meeting.

The "Highly Commended" H&S Award was won in recognition for our innovative Behavioural of Management Safety Programme, Play it Safe and TRAD's continuous safety drive to create the safest working environment for our clients' operatives, the general public and our people.

Click here to view our award winning Play It Safe Campaign
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ISO 9001:2008 – Quality Management System

The drive for BSI Accreditations – we have achieved ISO 9001 (Quality) and have been recommended for ISO 14001 (Environment) – enhances our current Policies and Procedures and our SHEQ (Safety, Health, Environment and Quality) aims and objectives.

We believe that the benefits of structured standards and systems, which are regularly monitored and reviewed, help us to identify our strengths and areas for improvement, to enable us to improve Safety, Health, Environment and Quality for the benefit of our people, our clients’ people, and the general public.

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ISO 14001:2004 – Environmental Management

ISO 14001:2004 sets out the criteria for an environmental management system and can be certified to. It does not state requirements for environmental performance, but maps out a framework that a company or organisation can follow to set up an effective environmental management system. Using ISO 14001:2004 can provide assurance to company management and employees as well as external stakeholders that environmental impact is being measured and improved.

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OHSAS 18001:2007 – Occupational Health and Safety

An OHSAS promotes a safe and healthy working environment by providing a framework that allows your organisation to consistently identify and control its health and safety risks, reduce the potential for accidents, aid legislative compliance and improve overall performance.

The standard has been updated to BS OHSAS 18001:2007 to parallel ISO 14001 and ISO 9000 for more consistency and to enable easier integration of environment, quality and health and safety management systems into one.

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Constructing Better Health (CBH)

This not-for-profit organisation committed to improving the health of the Construction, Building Services and FM sector workforces. CBH is responsible for delivering the National Scheme for the management of occupational health in the construction industry.

"Protecting the health of construction workers is of critical importance to Crossrail and occupational health has a key role to play in identifying and controlling health risks.

Through the adoption of Constructing Better Health standards and the implementation of Crossrail’s own occupational health standard we are targeting frontline personnel to ensure they are fit for work and fit for life."

Andy Mitchell, Programme Director Crossrail

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Achilles Building Confidence

BuildingConfidence is recognised as the standard for supplier excellence within the industry. Major contractors are using the service to evaluate their supply chains, drive up performance and forge longer lasting relationships with key suppliers.

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Building Confidence


RISQS - The supplier pre-qualification service used by buyers of all products & services throughout the GB rail industry.

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Achilles Utilities Vendor Database (UVD)

The Utilities Vendor Database (UVDB) is operated as a 'qualification system' under article 30 of the EC Utility Directives. Information is gathered about suppliers, e.g. financial performance, health, safety, environmental policy, CSR, products and services data and is checked that it is up-to-date and accurate, and then made available on-line to the buyer.

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Constructionline is the UK's largest Government-owned register of contractors and consultants for the construction industry. Constructionline standards are high, all suppliers are pre-qualified to the official Government pre-qualified standard.


CHAS is established as the market leader for health and safety pre-qualification in the UK. It is available to suppliers (those who provide goods and services) and to organisations (buyers) looking for suitably competent suppliers.

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SMAS Worksafe Scheme

SMAS Worksafe Scheme demonstrates your Health and Safety competence and is a nationally recognised H&S certificate from a SSIP Member Scheme.

The Proccess is undertaken in line with: The Health and Safety at Work Act etc 1974, The Construction Design & Management Regulations 2007 and The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999.

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Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents - actively involved in the promotion of safety and the prevention of accidents in all areas, demonstrating our commitment to safety and providing us with operational guidelines.

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Construction Health and Safety Group (CHSG)

CHSG is one of the premier safety groups and main providers of construction safety training in the country.

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The safecontractor scheme is designed to review and audit the health and safety policies, procedures and documentation of contractors.

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CIRAS - the Confidential Incident Reporting and Analysis System, operates as a totally independent scheme.
CIRAS not only captures health, safety, security and environmental concerns raised by individual workers, it also seeks a constructive response from the companies concerned.

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Freight Transport Association

FTA is one of the UK’s largest trade associations and represents the transport interests of companies moving goods by road, rail, sea and air. Boasting a rich heritage, FTA has been supporting the interests of the transport industry since 1889.

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Freight Transport Association

TFL Freight Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) Silver accreditation.

TfL's Freight Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is one of the four key freight projects in the London Freight Plan, which was published in January 2008. It is a free membership scheme for any company operating vans or lorries in London that helps freight companies to become safer, lawful, more efficient and more environmentally-friendly.

Visit the FORS website for more information