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Reducing The Environmental Impact Of Scaffolding In Burton On Trent

Reducing The Environmental Impact Of Scaffolding In Burton On Trent

By on May 10, 2019 in Blog, Scaffolding |

If you are undertaking a project that requires access scaffolding in Burton On Trent, we’re sure you’ve already considered the health and safety implications. But what about the impact of your construction work on the environment? According to recent research, the construction industry accounts for 40% of worldwide energy usage. What’s more, 23% of air pollution and 50% of climatic change is driven by the construction sector. In other words, with this information at our disposal, it’s vital that construction projects are assessed for environmental impact. Environmentally Conscious Scaffolding in Burton On Trent At Network Scaffold, we are committed to protecting the environment as far as possible. This is reflected in our environmental policy and our dedication to providing comprehensive training for operatives. For scaffolding in Burton on Trent and beyond we make it our mission to fulfil our duty of care in all areas. This includes: Reducing waste and negative emissions  Our operatives strive to ensure that all resources are used as efficiently as possible. However, where this is not feasible, we always recycle and dispose of waste in a way that complies to regulations. Conserving energy wherever possible In construction work, the use of machinery is almost inevitable. That being said, our operatives remain vigilant for opportunities to conserve energy. Our vehicle routes are planned to maximise time and reduce pollution. And in addition, when machinery is not in use we always switch it off. This works to protect the environment and is therefore also cost-effective for our clients. Regular Staff Training Above all, our environmental policy is important to us as a business. And because of this, we ensure that all our operatives and staff receive regular training. As legislation and best practice can change over time, we make sure everyone in the business remains up-to-date and compliant in their day-to-day operations to minimise our impact on the environment. Choose Network Scaffold for Your Scaffolding We are proud to offer a range of professional scaffolding services that are environmentally conscious throughout the Midlands, including Burton on Trent and Tamworth. We offer services including access scaffolding erecting through to design and sub-contract labour only work all in compliance with the latest regulatory bodies and laws. If you are...

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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 Services 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 we can provide, please contact us...

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4 Advantages Of Using Our Scaffolding in Staffordshire

4 Advantages Of Using Our Scaffolding in Staffordshire

By on May 3, 2019 in Blog |

For the most part, scaffolding is a necessary part of construction work. In our latest blog post, we’re giving you the top four advantages of using Network Scaffold for scaffolding in Staffordshire. 1. It provides easy access Whenever you are working at height, ensuring easy access to a building is imperative. No matter the height of the building, support is needed and this starts in the form of scaffolding. Furthermore, custom designs mean that full access can be granted to all sides of a building, even hard to reach areas. 2. It is quick to assemble Unlike alternatives, scaffolding with Network Scaffold is easily assembled and just as easily dismantled. This contributes to both the cost-effective nature of projects and the timeline. Our fully trained operatives have health and safety in mind and can ensure a robust structure is erected in a time-saving way. 3. It is efficient Having a safe and balanced space to work from can boost productivity and reduce accidents. Health and safety are imperative when working at height. And scaffolding provides a sound platform from which to work. Furthermore, essential tools can be kept within arms reach while work is being carried out, reducing the time spent carrying and fetching and maximising productivity. 4. It is safe Above all, scaffolding from Network Scaffold is safe. We pride ourselves on working to the highest of standards and ensuring safety at every turn. That means ensuring our operatives have the most up-to-date training and adhering to any and all legislation. We pride ourselves on our second to none quality of work and safety record, so you can enjoy peace of mind for each project. Choose Network Scaffold for Scaffolding in Staffordshire If you require scaffolding for your commercial or domestic projects, contact us today. We offer site visits and no obligation quotes and are happy to advise on how to move forward with your construction work...

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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, Tamworth 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...

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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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