The National Caravan
Council ( NCC ) is the UK caravan industry's trade body and
looks after touring caravans, motorhomes, caravan holiday
homes and park (mobile) homes. It is a not-for-profit
organisation with approaching 500 member companies representing
800 outlets in manufacturing, retailing, park operations
and the supply of caravan-related products and services.
All NCC member companies are committed
to continually raise standards of technical and commercial
excellence. Through its Certification Schemes, the
NCC ensures consumers' peace of mind by setting and monitoring
stringent health and safety standards for its four product
What the NCC does for the consumer
The NCC operates the Certification ('Badge
of Approval') scheme, which focuses on the safety of the
product and ensures that touring caravans, motorhomes and
caravan holiday homes comply with all relevant regulations. The
NCC has been inspecting caravans since 1964, and inspection
often requires over 600 different checks by a team of specialists. The
checks cover a wide variety of things but particularly
gas and electrical installations.
In addition, the NCC publishes as suite
of Lifestyle guides, to introduce new audiences
to the joys of caravanning.
Information for those
who want to find out more about touring caravans can be
found at www.tourerinfo.co.uk .
advice about caravans can be found on the NCC 's website www.thecaravan.net .
What the NCC does for the caravan
The NCC provides:
Advice, guidance and regular updates on technical
and safety issues
A wide range of legal and statistical information
A variety of informative publications, bulletins,
conferences and seminars
A lobbying and information service on behalf
of the UK caravan industry.
Footnote: The NCC has a specialist division, the National
Park Homes Council, which is the representative body for
the UK park (mobile) homes industry.