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2019 – the year NADC moves to another level!

Posted on Thursday, 13 December 2018 03:40PM by

If you are not a member you need to join now!!


2019 will be the year when the new Drainsafe quality mark for drainage contractors will be launched. In keeping with The Gas Safe Register for legally qualified gas engineers and the Watersafe Approved Contractor Scheme for competent and qualified plumbers, Drainsafe will provide an Approved Contractor Scheme for competent and qualified drainage contractors.


Drainsafe will extend to all aspects of drainage contracting including blockage clearance, jetting, CCTV surveying, tankering, electro-mechanicals and lining. The scheme is intended to make clear which contractors are approved for the different disciplines having met the individual criteria established for each.


Essential to the success of Drainsafe is the buy-in from all relevant stakeholders whether they be consumer facing (such as Which?) or industry facing (such as the water companies). Engagement with these and all other relevant stakeholders is either already underway or is planned. In short, Drainsafe will become the quality mark that all responsible and serious contractors will want to be part of.


As the sponsoring organisation, and in keeping with best practice, only NADC members will be able to apply for Drainsafe registration. It is of course NADC members that will set the Drainsafe standards for the different disciplines, so joining NADC now gives contractors an opportunity to have a say.


An important part of the Drainsafe standards will be qualifications and competence certification and NADC is already undertaking a complete review of the range of courses and certification for contractors with approved suppliers. It is essential that all contractors have easy access to the training and certification for the relevant disciplines to enable early registration as a Drainasfe contractor. The intention is that a full range of courses will be offered in 2019 across the length and breadth of the country for all drainage contractors.


Watch out for a full schedule of courses in 2019 in the next edition of Drain Trader!!


To complement all this work, a new NADC website will go live early in 2019 that will make it easier and simpler for members of the public and companies to find a local certified NADC member. Whilst the footfall to the existing site and the ‘find a contractor’ feature is already well above industry norms, the new site is expected to deliver a step change in new business introductions for NADC members. Yet another reason to join NADC now!!!


And there are many other reasons:

  • NADC is promoting CCTV drainage surveys across the country at many Conferences and events staged by the likes of RICS and RPSA. If you offer CCTV surveys you may want to get involved!
  • NADC offers preferred insurance deals through its partner First Insurance
  • NADC has discount arrangements with a number of suppliers to the industry
  • NADC meets and consults on behalf of the industry with a whole host of different organisations, from Government departments, to trade bodies, water industry stakeholders and many others   
  • There are regular communications and bulletins for NADC members to keep in touch with all the industry and NADC developments
  • Members gat a free copy of Drain Trader magazine

If you are not already an NADC member, make 2019 the year that you become part of the body that is shaping the future of the industry.


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