Your services are sought to provide incident Commanders or USAR Advisors with expert advice and possibly support at any point during the most critical stages of any major incident or where persons are known to be trapped or are suspected to be trapped.
Your advice is not expected to be warrantied or supported by Professional Indemnity Insurance but offered to the best of your ability and experience based. Your advice is sought to provide additional consideration for the Commander or USAR Advisor to take stock of while planning any interventions. Your services in most instances will be provided over secure Comms which you will be provided access to once your application for membership is approved. If you are ever requested to make your way to an incident to provide advice at the scene it will be in exceptional circumstances and cost reimbursement will be agreed at that time.
If you companies wider services are required you will be instructed through NESST by the Borough or Area Building Control officer or representative and the rates indicated in the membership terms and conditions will be applied to all records maintained and provided on completion or at regular intervals during the response.
Whenever your consultancy services are called upon, they are provided for free and feedback will be sought from the engaging Commander or USAR Advisor for both improvement and suitability purposes. This will be shared with you at the appropriate time. Whenever your wider company services are called upon these will be provided as instructed works and the insurance requirements laid out in the NESST Terms and Conditions will apply.
Contractors can be have their membership revoked if services requested are not forthcoming or provided poorly, given fair review. Notice of membership removal will be 2 months and only subject to challenge if the board of NESST agree further information and understanding is appropriate.
Specific training will be provided to all contractors on an annual basis by NESST and is prerequisite to maintaining membership. An annual subscription is charged to enable this training and provide support to NESST members.
The assistance provided by Contractors at any critical time could help to save lives or vital infrastructure. Being a member of NESST extends our Emergency Service’s to include you. NESST Members are able to offer their services to Local Authority to remediate Dangerous Structures.