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Are you due to have scaffolding errected at your home?

If yes, have you considered the implications scaffolding may have on the security of your home?

Scaffolding leaves your home vulnerable to unwanted visitors, providing new access points which you would not ordinarily have.

In order to reduce the risk to your property in times of renovation, construction or maintenance where scaffolding is in place, you should consider having a scaffold alarm system installed.

NSI has developed the first code of practice (NCP 115) to ensure that scaffold alarm systems are designed, installed and maintained to the highest standards. If you contract an NSI Approved company to install and maintain your scaffold alarm you can rest assured your property and assets within are protected.

The NSI Code of Practice

In January 2013 The NSI Code of Practice for the Design, Installation and Maintenance of Scaffold Alarms Systems was introduced. NCP 115 is the first of its kind for this specialist sector and aims to tackle malpractice and raise standards in the Scaffold Security Sector.

Contracting a scaffold alarms provider who complies with NCP 115 will provide reassurance that the vulnerability of the property and assets within, are appropriately protected during periods of construction, renovation, maintenance or repair. The Code stipulates appropriate measures are put in place to ensure installation is undertaken in a consistent manner, taking into account potential risks and areas of weakness.

Insurance Implications

Scaffolding compromises your home contents insurance so it is important you alert your insurance provider. You should include when it will be erected, where on your property it is and how long it will be there for. Having an NSI alarm installed to the NCP 115 code of practice can mitigate the additional risk imposed by having scaffolding erected at your home.

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