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What is the Best Type of Scaffolding in Nottingham?

What is the Best Type of Scaffolding in Nottingham?

By on May 6, 2019 in Blog |

Scaffolding in Nottingham from Network Scaffold has a variety of uses and we know the best type to use, helping you achieve the best results in your building project. Here we are going to look at the three different forms of scaffolding and the sort of jobs you should be using them for: Single Scaffolding – Generally used for brick properties and sometimes referred to as brick scaffolding, consisting of one vertical support. Double Scaffolding – Commonly used for stone masonry, this sort of scaffolding is used on stone walls especially when you can’t always make holes in the wall to attach supports. Consisting of two scaffolding rows, this system is more robust and stands independently. Cantilever Scaffolding – Cantilever scaffolding angles out from a building in scenarios where the scaffold cannot be based on the ground. This system is supported by a chain of needles that are pulled out with holes in the wall. Typically used to reduce the chances of damage to the structure underneath, the cantilevered area extends over slopes or glazed roofs and weak surfaces. Extra care is taken when adding this type of scaffolding to a building. Safety is the Key for Scaffolding in Nottingham Network Scaffold are fully committed to providing the best types of scaffolding, plus making sure it’s completely safe for everyone working on it and the general public surrounding the work. We have a rolling program of continued professional development with all of our staff to ensure we are always working towards the latest industry standards. Network Scaffold is also accredited for BS OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Management), which is a series of policies, procedures and controls that help us maintain the best working conditions and align our health and safety policy with industry standards. Specialists for Scaffolding in Nottingham Here at Network Scaffold we work with a wide range of clients from local authorities, commercial, industrial, housing constructions and private individual projects. If you would like to know more about the types of scaffolding in Nottingham we can provide, please contact us...

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Stay Safe with Scaffolding in Nottingham

Stay Safe with Scaffolding in Nottingham

By on Apr 23, 2019 in Blog |

Scaffolding in Nottingham projects will be incident free if your crew are wearing the correct personal protective equipment (PPE). Working at height carries its own dangers, so making sure your workers are fully trained and competent as well as being in line with the latest regulations is crucial. A staggering 65% of building projects will utilise some sort of scaffold, scaffolding supplies or access systems (such as Alloy Towers) for repairs, maintenance or construction; meaning additional care and hazard awareness is essential. Protection While Working on Scaffolding in Nottingham Here is your checklist for PPE for working on scaffolding – Hard Hat that meets UK Safety Regulations – Every worker on a construction site needs to wear a hard hat that fits and is appropriately sized. This is particularly important for those working at height to provide protection against falling debris, material and objects. Safety Glasses – If your job is deemed to be at risk from flying debris or loose material that could cause damage to your eyes, protective goggles or safety glasses must be worn. Workers in a welding environment must have safety glasses with added UV protection. Protective Gloves – Workers who could be exposed to chemicals, very low temperatures, extremely high temperatures or electrical currents will need protective gloves. Safety Harness – Scaffolders who could be exposed to a fall of six feet or more need to be equipped with a safety harness. Also, note it’s important not to attach the safety harness to the scaffolding structure. Protective Boots – Steel toe cap or protective boots with an anti-slip tread will help protect workers when working with heavy materials on a construction site. As experienced contractors Network Scaffold provide the finest scaffolding in Nottingham for any commercial or domestic project. Health and safety are bred into our culture so we will always ensure every job we work on is as safe as possible. Talk to the Scaffolding in Nottingham Specialists From our base in Derby, we have worked on countless construction projects in Nottingham as well as nearby in Staffordshire and Loughborough. If you’d like to speak to us about your scaffolding in Nottingham requirements, please get in touch today and start working with the...

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Private Residential Scaffolding in Staffordshire

Private Residential Scaffolding in Staffordshire

By on Apr 9, 2019 in Blog |

Scaffolding in Staffordshire from Network Scaffold is a must if you’re considering extending or improving the look of your home. Using scaffolding is common sense for jobs that require working at height but as an experienced contractor, we can advise on all of the appropriate equipment you’ll need. Attention to Detail with Scaffolding in Staffordshire Scaffolding for residential properties typically follows a standard structure with your supporting scaffold built from the base up to the set design. Using our years of knowledge we will construct your scaffold to a bespoke design which will ensure the structure is strong, rigid and stable ready for use. We are often asked if you will need a licence for putting up scaffolding around your property; the answer is no but if it goes outside of your property such as on the pavement or road outside you will need to obtain a licence from your local council. It’s your responsibility to make sure you have the appropriate paperwork when applying for a license and schedule work at quieter times of the day, or you will need to request a highway close from the council. When it comes to health and safety you will need to adhere to the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 which says the person who requested the work is responsible for the safety of everyone on the site plus anyone who may be affected by the work e.g. the general public. Once you’ve hired your scaffolding there are three times you must check it: Before the scaffolding is used Every seven days when erected Following alterations, damage or extreme weather conditions Leading Scaffolding in Staffordshire Providers Network Scaffold Services is the leading service led providers of scaffolding in Staffordshire for all kinds of domestic and commercial projects. If you would like to find out more about our scaffold equipment, including alloy towers, please contact us with all of your...

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Using Alloy Towers Safely with Network Scaffold

Using Alloy Towers Safely with Network Scaffold

By on Mar 13, 2019 in Blog |

Our specialist team at Network Scaffold who deal with alloy towers have sufficient training in accordance with the Working at Height (2005) Regulations. Our years of experience and knowledge of scaffolding enables them to – Carry out their duties at the level of responsibility allocated to them Understand any potential hazards related to the work (or equipment) under consideration Detect any technical defects or omissions that work (or equipment), recognise any implications for health and safety caused by those defects or omissions, and be able to specify remedial to mitigate those implications Alloy towers from Network Scaffold are one of the ways you can prevent a fall when working at height! Working with Alloy Towers! Once your scaffold alloy towers are assembled stay safe by following these essential tips – Adopt a three-point grip when climbing scaffolding; this can be two feet and one hand or two hands and one foot Use strong and sturdy safety boots ensures better footing on scaffolding Always wear a safety helmet when using a scaffold tower Invest in a tool tray to keep your tools within arm’s reach but away from your feet British weather can be unpredictable so we would recommend never using an alloy tower in high winds, if you have broken or misplaced any parts or if it has any incompatible components. Also never use a scaffold tower as a support for a ladder, trestles or any other access equipment. Assembling and dismantling allow towers can be potentially dangerous, which is the reasons our staff are fully trained and put health and safety at the forefront of any project we get involved in. Network Scaffold – Leading Providers of Alloy Towers Using our years of experience in the scaffolding industry our highly skilled operatives can provide alloy towers and all other types of scaffold erecting for domestic and commercial projects. From our base in Derby, we also service nearby areas such as Staffordshire, Nottingham, Loughborough and more. If you’d like to know more about hiring our range of alloy towers for your next project, please contact...

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Do you Need Scaffolding Following Storm Gareth?

Do you Need Scaffolding Following Storm Gareth?

By on Mar 11, 2019 in Blog |

If Storm Gareth has affected your property, Network Scaffold Services UK Ltd can provide you with reliable and cost effective scaffolding when you need it most. The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning ahead of turbulent conditions which included 80 mph winds in some areas and heavy downpours.  The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) also recently tweeted a reminder to all scaffolding companies of the Scaffold Design Checklist, in light of any incidents in the wake of Storm Gareth. Our scaffolding is ideal for on-going construction sites as well as repair work if your building has been affected by adverse weather. Here are some examples of how you can use our scaffolding systems for repairs – Damaged roofing Broken chimneys Window repair or replacement Gutter replacement Health and Safety is at the heart of our Business Here at Network Scaffold Services UK Ltd, we pride ourselves on making sure that the health and safety of our staff, clients, and the general public are covered when we start work on a project. We fully support halting work using scaffolding if we feel the safety of anyone involved or the general public could be affected. Once our specialist team start work on a project, we always work closely with customers and clients to establish the highest health and safety standards and to ensure that they are adhered to throughout. As standard only members of our qualified team are responsible for erecting and dismantling our systems, no matter how big or small the project may be. Working strictly to the Working at Height regulations of 2005, we continually invest in training for our staff to make sure they’re working knowledge of the industry is fully up to date. Trust the Scaffolding Specialists We regularly work with private individuals, local authorities, industrial, commercial and house building projects in Derbyshire and the surrounding areas. With a wealth of industry experience and expertise, we can provide you with a helping hand to get your property repaired and safe. If you’d like to know more about our services, please get in touch and our team of experts can answer any questions that you may...

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Safety Comes First Erecting Scaffolding in Staffordshire

Safety Comes First Erecting Scaffolding in Staffordshire

By on Feb 28, 2019 in Blog |

Scaffolding in Staffordshire from experts at Network Scaffold Services will make sure you get your project completed safely and on time. We pride ourselves on continually improving our health and safety practices in line with the latest industry standards and legislation. Our policy ensures all activity taking place on site considers the safety of employees, subcontractors and the general public. It’s not just about what you’ve currently got planned; Network Scaffold Services look at the bigger picture and plan ahead for any areas that may have health and safety consequences in the future. The Rules of Scaffolding in Staffordshire Every project we undertake for scaffolding in Staffordshire works in line with the Government’s Work at Height Regulations which include: Only properly trained and competent scaffold contractors can be used to set up scaffold towers and structures It’s the responsibility of that contractor to obtain the relevant and correct licences for the scaffold to be set up on public highways and pavements The company employing the scaffolders much also check they have correct licence, that’s in date and won’t expire before works are completed If the scaffold is erected in a public place, the company should schedule work during quieter times to lower the risk to passers-by Once erected, all scaffolding must be thoroughly inspected before its used. Inspections should then take place every day, after any alterations to the structure or extreme weather conditions By adhering to these rules every scaffolding assignment Network Scaffold Services is part of is safe for all involved and the general public. Environmentally Conscious Scaffolding in Staffordshire We strike the balance between the needs of our customers and environmentally conscious scaffold erecting in Staffordshire. This is achieved through being efficient and reducing waste in all areas possible as well as promoting a culture of material recycling and waste management. Similar to our health and safety policy, we organise regular training sessions to make sure all of our staff are fully up to date with industry practices and legislation. Get in Touch to Discuss Scaffolding in Staffordshire Our highly skilled workforce brings a lengthy experience of the scaffolding industry in both commercial and domestic sectors, which helps us to fully understand our customers’ needs. Contact us today to...

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