Have you ever required scaffolding for your domestic roof repair or on your commercial and you have heard the scaffold workers banding around industry related jargon? You might have been totally confused as to what half of the words, if not all of them, mean? If this sounds very relatable to you, then you are in luck. For those involved in the industry, we sometimes forget how easy it is to throw around certain technical or industry related terms while simultaneously assuming that others understand. While certain terms can be considered regional, such as words relating to scaffold in Derby for example, for the purpose of this blog we are keeping things on a broadly scale. At Network Scaffold, we have garnered much knowledge over the years in relation to the scaffolding industry in the UK and worldwide. So let’s put this knowledge to the test and look at a guide to scaffolding jargon. Scaffold Erecting Starting our guide off with one of the more obvious terms. The process of scaffold erecting simply refers to the act of assembling the scaffold construction. Safely and effectively assembling the scaffold requires quite a lot of intrigues and prior knowledge. However, the actual act of scaffold erecting is simply construction of the frequently mentioned scaffolding. Safety Decking or Crash Decking Safety decking, or crash decking as it is sometimes known, is one of the most popular products here at Network Scaffolding. This industry leading safety measure is an innovative fall prevention system plus a light duty access platform. Crash decking is extremely effective at preventing falls enabling the unrivalled safety to you and your fellow workers. Plastic Hoarding The subject of some of our most recent blogs, plastic hoarding is an extremely usable installation service which is usually used to hoard off or divide a certain area. Plastic hoarding can be used in a variety of different sceneries including construction sites, shops, various festivals and many more. Standards Standards is one of the most universally used terms in the world of scaffolding. In the scaffolding industry, standards are unsurprisingly the level of assessment of the quality of a piece of construction. The term standards simply refers to long circular pipes that run...Read Moreabout A General Guide To Scaffolding Jargon
In recent blogs, we have touched on how you can use scaffolding in a variety of interesting and unique ways. From more conventional uses such as construction sites or domestic roof repairs; to the less well known industries such as in the film and television industry. The exciting world of scaffold erecting is a lot more diverse and complex than many at first realise. In one of our previous blogs; we have touched on how scaffold erecting and maintenance can be used in film and television. Following on nicely from this blog, we thought it would be a good idea to examine the usage of scaffolding in the entertainment business on the whole. For continuity reasons we will exclude ways scaffolding has been used in film and television so we do not risk sounding repetitive. So let’s take a look at how scaffolding has been used in the entertainment industry overall. Festivals We have recently touched on how plastic hoarding is used for festivals in the UK, however, it is not uncommon to see scaffolding littered around festivals. Most bigger festivals, whether it be for music or for food and drink, will require an element of construction. It is here that scaffolding is used to great effect. Scaffolding is often used to construct stages, even larger stalls and in the case of music festivals; they are used to uphold and suspend amplifiers. Many such constructions are often dubbed temporary structures. Their main requirements include being easy to move and of course being integrally safe which can only come with high quality scaffolding. Concerts Following on nicely regarding the use of scaffolding at festivals, scaffolding is often used at concerts and, of course; music festivals. Scaffolding’s use at music festivals is often related to: safety measures, the previously mentioned amplifier suspension or lighting practicality. As far as lighting is concerned, scaffolding is erected so they can harness lights and provide the stage with effective lighting when it is showtime. Next time you are watching or attending a live concert, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for a scaffolding expertly showcases the lights show. Sport Broadcasting Sport broadcasting is one of the most lucrative businesses in the UK entertainment industry....Read Moreabout Using Scaffolding In The Entertainment Industry
Since plastic hoarding has been added to our vast array of products; we have frequently sung it’s praises of this safety precaution and it’s incredibly diverse range of uses which include scaffold erecting. The industry leading installation service offers anyone who requires a section or area to be hoarded off for security or practical reasons; a very easy to secure the site. The unbeatable system also offers potential clients the potential for incredible business opportunities. We have already touched on the fact that you can drape the barriers in advertisements acting as a free billboard. There are many uses for plastic hoarding. So we thought we will highlight some industries that might surprise you to know this popular security measure is used in. Scaffolding Erection We thought it might be best to get the most obvious industry out of the way first. When scaffolding is being erected, worked on or dismantled, the site will probably require rigorous safety measures. Arguably the best way to secure the construction site is by enacting our aforementioned barriers. Festivals Summer’s in the UK are littered with festivals of all shapes and sizes. From music to food to general celebrations festivals. The larger the festivals are, the more they will require safety measures. Looking at any large scale music festival; it is common place to see festivals goers in summery clothes with advertisement lased hoarding in the background. Plastic hoarding is very popular amongst festival organisers due to exceptional safety measures offered and relative ease to construction and dismantling the construction. Outside Shops From much larger scaled events to one of the most local forms of safety barriers. Next time you walk past your local shop, you might see some of our famous hoarding in place. If your local is going through a much needed revamp, plastic hoarding might be implemented. Hospitals Hospitals are one of the most important structures in the cultural zeitgeist . This has become even more evident in recent times due to the unbelievable response from the NHS in the COVID-19 pandemic. Hospitals use plastic hoarding because of how effective it is at segregation and securing a designated area. If you happen to be at a hospital anytime soon, be sure...Read Moreabout Where Can I Use Plastic Hoarding?
Although spring in the UK usually sees temperature rise and the sky being populated with more sunshine; most places in the UK still see their fair amount of rainfall. When it comes to scaffold erecting during wet weather conditions; a number of potential challenges can occur. Derbyshire can be one such location. When it comes to scaffolding in Derby, there are a number of potential hazards year round. One of which is the problematic conditions produced by slippery conditions. Luckily, at Network Scaffolding we can go over a few helpful tips and tricks you can implement to ensure you and your colleagues are safe when erecting scaffolding in wet conditions. Know Your Limitations We must first start with the caveat that depending on how bad the weather conditions actually are; you might not be able to actually work on, or erect the scaffolding outside. Scaffold Erecting requires a certain degree of productivity and accuracy which can not be achieved during periods of heavy rain and wind. Perhaps more importantly however is the fact that you can not always ensure the complete safety of employees. Working in treacherous conditions can be very demanding and problematic. This is not to mention the fact that the employee might be generally uncomfortable making it very difficult to carry out even the most mundane of tasks. Appropriate Footwear In some of our most recent blog, including those related to scaffolding in Derby, we have sung the praises of appropriate and safe footwear. As you might have guessed, when it rains, surfaces can get wet. This makes surfaces slippery and unpredictable. It is recommended that you wear footwear with firm grips on as this can help with grip in these tricky situations. Your shoes should also be heavy duty. This is in case you drop anything on your feet, they will be protected. Climb Slowly If you have to climb onto something that might be slippery, you should do so at a cautious and sensible pace. Even how you work is a detriment to your productivity, each step should be taken slowly ensuring you have the necessary measures in place in case of an incident. Ensure Your Colleagues Have Your Back As we have previously...Read Moreabout Scaffold Erecting In Wet Weather Conditions
Access scaffolding in Tamworth has grown in popularity over the past few years. This might largely be due to the fact that there have been record numbers of construction and home repairs commissioned. Luckily, Network Scaffold offers premium quality scaffolding in Tamworth amongst many other areas. So let’s take a look at what access scaffolding is and how it can relate to your home or business in Tamworth. What Is Access Scaffolding? Access scaffolding is scaffolding that can be easily erected and dismantled for temporary construction amongst many other purposes. In this regard, the clue is in the name. Access scaffolding provides ease of access to your current site. The three main purposes of access scaffolding include: roofing maintenance or repair; shoring for unstable structures whilst property redevelopment and new building constructions. Commercial Sites In Tamworth There are a large number of commercial buildings in Tamworth that are either undergoing development or might need construction in the future. Commercial buildings could be constituted as office buildings, warehouses and retail shops. For anyone that has visited Tamworth; you know that the area has, like many towns in the UK, a over abundance of these buildings. Residential Buildings In Tamworth As previously alluded to, access scaffolding is not mutually exclusive to commercial buildings. If you live in a residential home in Tamworth and require work on your property; access scaffolding can help. Access scaffolding can be very handy when it comes to quick and effective roof repair and other general building maintenance. When erecting any scaffolding on a suburban premises; you will want to pay particular attention to potential permits that might be required. Generally, if the scaffolding is confined to only your premises, you do not require a permit. However, as soon as the construction takes place outside of these perimeters, you will need to seek the necessary approval. Do You Need Access Scaffolding In Tamworth? Are you based in Tamworth or a surrounding area and require access scaffolding? If so, please get in contact with us. We offer many fantastic quality services which include safety decking and plastic...Read Moreabout Do You Require Access Scaffolding in Tamworth?
In one of our most recent blogs, we have covered why you should work in the scaffolding industry. After you read this blog, you might be asking what does a typical day in the life of a scaffolder entail? Like most workers, you cannot quantify each individual component of a day. While certain aspects will also be pleasant, for example scaffold erecting and safety checks are always present, each day brings new and exciting challenges. At Network Scaffold, we thought we would try our hand at this seemingly impossible task. So let’s detail what a typical day looks like for your average scaffolder. Identify Your Working Location When you work in the scaffolding industry, your day will technically start before you even arrive at work. As we have previously mentioned, the scaffolding industry on the whole is very mobile and versatile. Depending on the demand for the scaffolding support in a certain; your job could lead you to one of numerous locations. This could potentially change at late notice too. If a new project requires urgent assistance, you might be required to change location to suit your clients needs short notice. This is one of the many perks or benefits of working in scaffolding. Because you are not pinned to one location, the role offers your day a great deal of flexibility and variety. This reassures that you never get fatigued or bored of one location, project or place. Greet Your Fellow Co-workers Now you have established where you will be working for the day and have arrived at the location safely; you will want to greet your fellow co-workers. The shared sense of comradery is famous between work colleagues in the scaffolding industry. One of the many reasons for this is the fact that there is an unbelievable amount of trust showcased on a daily basis. Afterall, you are entrusting your work colleagues with your general safety and wellbeing. The greeting is essential to improve mental health and of course for more practical reasons; including illustrating what is on your agenda to your fellow colleagues and/or what you plan to do with the rest of your day. Scaffold Erecting Depending on the stage of the project you are...Read Moreabout A Typical Day In The Life of a Scaffolder