Updated scaffolding contract launched for 2018

We updated the CIP Scaffolding Contract for reissue by Construction Industry Publications (CIP) in June 2018.

Originally, the NASC (National Access & Scaffolding Confederation) developed the document with the Contractors Legal Group, an umbrella group for main contractors.

The contract was first published by CIP in 2014.

This is a form of contract for the erection, hire and dismantling of scaffolding. It’s suitable for use by CLG members, members of the National Federation of Builders and the Scottish Building Federation.

The 2018 version includes amended Schedules of Rates tables. These came from the NASC’s updated guidance note CG11:17 Preparation of Schedules of Rates. We have also made updates to references to TG20 Good Practice Guidance for Tube and Fitting Scaffolding.

The contract is the default document when agreeing on scaffolding terms and conditions.

David Brown, NASC Contracts Committee Chair and Commercial Director of IBN Scaffold Access Ltd, said:

“The Scaffolding Contract allows both parties to manage the Scaffolding Works in a proactive and collaborative manner. The Contract ensures clarity for all on what is and what is not included. We believe the Scaffolding Contract represents both parties fairly and can be easily adopted within the construction industry.”

Robin James, NASC Managing Director, added:

“It’s pleasing to note that the work of the NASC Contracts Committee is finding its way into standard forms of contract. This small but dedicated group of member representatives bring considerable expertise to contractual guidance. Nothing stands still in construction, scaffolding contractors need to remain alert to changes in contractual matters to remain competitive.”

To purchase a copy of the contract, click here. Copies cost £30.00 + vat + p&p.