DrainSafe is an industry-led approved contractor scheme sponsored by the National Association of Drainage Contractors (NADC). It sets out to provide a framework in which customers of our industry (from householders through to much larger organisations) can have the assurance that their contractor is competent to do the work.
DrainSafe is currently set up as a part of the NADC but its structure will enable separation at a point in the future so that it is run independently in accordance with best practice for approved contractor schemes. In the meantime, we will be establishing an independent management committee with representation from external stakeholders playing a key part. Members of the NADC have engaged with a wide range of stakeholders from across commercial, regulatory and customer groups. Following this engagement, we have created a draft code of practice and constitution for DrainSafe which give the initiative structure and set out how the objectives will be met. We have drafted registration rules and the registration application form. We have also established the competency framework for registration and all the relevant qualifications and training courses are either already in place or are under development.
For more information please visit www.drainsafe.org