Network Scaffold is proud to be part of the SMAS Worksafe Contractor Scheme, one of the most important accreditations in the construction industry. All of the scaffolding work we carry out for clients across Derbyshire, Nottingham, Tamworth and Staffordshire is completed to the strictest health and safety regulations. Here we are going to look at what it entails to be part of the SMAS scheme. Health and Safety Guaranteed with Network Scaffold This renowned Health and Safety certification are recognised by thousands of organisations around the country. Since the launch of Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSiP), many contractors now adopt this model as a working template for health and safety in the scaffold industry. Network Scaffold holding the SMAS accreditation clearly demonstrates our capability to meet core criteria and has given us a level of industry recognition. We are fully committed to continually improving and developing all of our staff which is why we also work to OHSAS 18001:2007 working standards. Being part of the Scaffolding Association helps us to have access to the latest training for staff, which is delivered to PAS91 standard which has been developed by the British Standards Institute (BSI). Environmentally Conscious Scaffolding in Tamworth Network Scaffold is fully aware that the construction industry has an impact on the environment we live in, which is why we aim to reduce the negative impacts of our operations where possible. We strike a perfect balance between our customer’s expectations, the safety of operatives and the public whilst protecting the environment. All of our scaffolding Tamworth works in line with our environmental policy plus its cost-effective for our customers. We offer access scaffolding and standard scaffolding for private individuals, local authorities, industrial and commercial sector plus house building construction applications. If you’d like to know more about working with Network Scaffold, please get in touch...Read Moreabout Scaffolding Industry Accreditations are Seal of Approval
The safety of workers and the general public is of paramount importance when working on sites with scaffolding in Staffordshire. Network Scaffold Services combine a wealth of experience with a meticulous approach towards health and safety. In our latest blog, we are going to look at how safety procedures and legislation have changed over the years to make sites safer. Accident-Free Scaffolding in Staffordshire For some perspective, back in 1977 the National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) reported an astonishing 700 incidents in the UK! Fast forward 40 years to 2017 and this figure has plummeted 87% to 89, with greater emphasis on safety equipment, procedures and guidance. The NASC was founded back in 1945 and provides effective guidance for scaffolders including tips on working at height and has become the world’s reputed authority on all things scaffolding. Innovations in Scaffolding In the early 1900s scaffolding was constructed from wood or bamboo whereas today we use the more robust steel for the scaffold. When metal scaffolding was first used, rope was deemed ineffective which led to brothers Daniel and David Palmer-Jones creating fixings that could hold together both wood and metal scaffolding. They went on to create the Universal Coupler which is still used on construction sites today. The scaffolding industry today has increased guidance from industry bodies (such as NASC) plus the employment of effective training techniques by contractors such as Network Scaffold Services. Scaffolding in Staffordshire from Trusted Suppliers Network Scaffold provide the highest quality of scaffolding in Staffordshire and surrounding areas such as Derby and Nottingham. We believe the key to good business is having a Health and Safety policy that calls for continuous improvement of standards and site management. If you’d like a better idea about our commitment to health and safety download our Manual. Get in touch today for all of your scaffold requirements for commercial and domestic...Read Moreabout The Changing Face of Safety for Scaffolding in Staffordshire
People will always need scaffolding in Lichfield for hard to reach places and the way it is designed is changing. Here are some digital innovations set to dominate the construction industry in the coming years. Scaffolding in Lichfield Goes Digital Until recently the most common communication medium is through a set of printed drawings, but this method can be tricky to visualise what three-dimensional scaffolding will actually look like. These are four different ways construction sites are going digital. Augmented Reality – Taking away the need for printed drawings, augmented reality (AR) allows project managers to walk through a construction site and use tablets to visualise how scaffolding will work in different areas of the building. Augmented Reality on Technical Drawings – Bridging the gap between traditional design methods and digital innovation, you can use AR software on a tablet to bring technical drawings to life and allows you to iron out any potential issues before work begins. Virtual Reality – Using VR headsets you can get an accurate walkthrough of your building and visualise where your scaffolding will fit in. Interactive 3D – Mobile or tablet software allows for a more fluid design process giving you the opportunity to add cantilevers or extra scaffolding to your plan whilst in the office or on-site. Professional and Reliable Scaffolding Platforms Here at Network Scaffold Services, we are a service-led company with lengthy experience for a variety of construction projects in the commercial and domestic sectors. We pride ourselves on providing scaffolding in Lichfield that is health and safety conscious and operate to the latest industry standards and make sure all of our staff have the latest training to ensure our customers get the best service. Network Scaffold strike the balance between customer’s expectations and being environmentally friendly with minimal waste. If you would be interested in working with us on your next construction project, please contact us...Read Moreabout The Evolution of Scaffolding in Lichfield
Using landing chutes on a multi-storey building construction project is a safe and efficient way to dispose of debris. Network Scaffold are the leading provider of scaffolding in Staffordshire, providing a comprehensive range for any size of the property. Scaffolding – 3 Great Reasons for Using Landing Chutes Efficiency – Being able to send all of your debris down an enclosed chute is a great time saver on-site. Without a chute, your workers would have to throw rubbish out of windows or lower it down in an elevator or stairs. This in itself becomes another manual task for your team to complete during the day or finishing earlier to clean up. Safety – Throwing debris out of a window is a health and safety risk, especially if your workers miss the disposal bin. The debris that ends up on the ground could also prove problematic if someone trips over it and injures themselves. Promote Good Working Practice – As well as being efficient and safe, having a landing chute on-site helps to promote a clean working environment that adheres to industry standards. Without a chute, you would need a crane or lower hoist for heavy debris from upper floors, which will require further downtime to move and use for cleaning up site rubbish. Having a landing chute integrated into your scaffolding system is the fastest way to get rid of waste safely. Providing the Finest Scaffolding in Staffordshire Combining lengthy experience in the construction industry with an emphasis on the best working standards, Network Scaffold provide scaffolding in Staffordshire for a wide range of projects. As a services-led company, we strictly follow the latest health and safety regulations whilst delivering on all the requirements of our customers. Network Scaffold is based in Derby, making us ideally placed to also service customers from Derbyshire, Nottingham, Loughborough, Tamworth and the surrounding areas of the Midlands. If you would like to know about our range of scaffolding or have any questions, please contact us...Read Moreabout How to use Landing Chutes with Scaffolding?
When it comes to general access scaffolding in Nottingham, it can be difficult to know where to start. This is especially true if you are searching for access scaffolding for your private property. That’s why we have put together this short guide, to help you in choosing the right scaffolding. Looking for access scaffolding in Nottingham? Start here! Access scaffolding is used in a range of construction projects from home extensions to office block modernisation. At its core, it is as a temporary platform for people to work safely from, especially at height. Scaffolding is constructed using tubes, couplers and boards to create a platform. Therefore, a strong foundation is imperative to a sound structure. The way this is constructed can vary, however, a solid base ensures that weight is distributed safely. Following building regulations is paramount to protecting yourself and the general public when erecting scaffolding. At Network Scaffold, we carry out regular safety checks before scaffolding is erected and every 7 days thereafter. What’s more, if any changes are made or inclement weather is experienced, we always carry out further checks. The Importance of Health and Safety Health and safety is the most important thing to consider when it comes to scaffolding. Working at height carries very real dangers, and the scaffolding industry is regulated by a number of bodies because of this. They include the Health and Safety Executive and The National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC). Due to this regulation, there are a number of rules on scaffold design, assembly, competence and inspection that need to be taken into account before construction begins. And that’s where Network Scaffold come in. Having been in the business for a number of years we have all the qualifications and industry knowledge required. So you can enjoy total peace of mind when it comes to the safety of your project. We pride ourselves on delivering high quality and safe scaffolding in Nottingham, Staffordshire and the Midlands for commercial to industrial projects. As long-standing members of a number of scaffolding bodies, we have consistently demonstrated our experience in providing custom-built access scaffolding that is, above all, safe. Our Access Scaffolding in Nottingham If you are looking to have repairs carried...Read Moreabout About Our General Access Scaffolding In Nottingham
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...Read Moreabout Reducing The Environmental Impact Of Scaffolding In Burton On Trent