Fall protection systems for scaffolding are a system that is implemented to prevent a fall from occurring on-site. For this blog, Network Scaffold Services will talk you through fall protection systems in greater detail. They should be appropriate for the intended task with scaffolders fully trained and competent in how to use them safely. All equipment needs to be inspected regularly (on a monthly basis) by a competent person and before each use. If a worker falls, the arresting force on the safety harness must be under 610kg. Lanyards need to be suitable for use plus the size of the worker. Anchor points must be reasonable and ready to take the force of someone falling. You will need to have procedures and an emergency plan in place describing in detail how to rescue a worker who falls from height. Individuals using fall arrest systems cannot work alone. What are Different Types of Fall Protection Systems? Personal fall protection systems will ensure an individual worker is protected while work is undertaken at height and as already stated, must be appropriate for the intended work. A fall restraint system prevents the worker from getting too close to some place they could fall from. Work positioning systems will allow a worker to be stable when working hands-free. Fall arrest systems will catch an individual or a worker if they fall and can be used with a life rail system and horizontal lifeline that allows them horizontal movement while being hooked on. This type of system requires a high level of supervision and competency. All workers must be fully trained for using fall arrest systems and safety harnesses. Ongoing competency needs to be demonstrated and assessed. Get in Touch with the Scaffolding Experts If you would like to know more about fall protection systems, please do not hesitate to contact Network Scaffold Services today. We are the leading scaffolding providers for domestic and commercial clients across Derby and the surrounding...Read Moreabout Understanding Fall Protection Systems for Scaffolding
Here at Network Scaffold Services, we specialise in offering scaffolding services across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Loughborough, Staffordshire and the surrounding areas of the Midlands. With a vast array of services available that all adhere to the latest health and safety regulations, we’re well equipped to help with any queries that you may have. One of our FAQs is people asking what scaffolding they may need. In order to explore this in more depth, we’ve put together the following article. It’s extremely important to give scaffold services full consideration as cutting corners can often lead to potentially fatal results. 2019 saw scaffolding injuries fall to an all-time low according to the NASC with only 74 incidents reported throughout the year. Our commitment to keeping safe, from pedestrians to your workers, means that we’re aiming to continue bringing this number further and further down. Bespoke Scaffolding Required Due to the Work at Height Regulations 2005, it is required that your scaffolding is assembled to a generally recognised standard configuration. It must also be designed using bespoke calculation ensuring that adequate strength, rigidity and stability are guaranteed whilst it’s being erected, used and dismantled. Here at Network Scaffold Services Stafford, we understand that and work hard to ensure that any scaffold gets properly designed around your project’s specification. In order for us to be able to design your bespoke scaffolding across Derbyshire and the surrounding Midlands, we will need certain information to base our design upon. This includes a variety of information including anything from the location of the site to the maximum working loads to be imposed on the scaffold. To see the full list of information to include, you can take a look at our scaffold design page. What Bespoke Scaffold Design is Available? Here at Network Scaffold Services Stafford, we have provided scaffolding for a variety of sites across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Loughborough and Staffordshire. Therefore, you can trust us to cater for a wide variety of projects. In order to provide our clients with the ultimate experience, we also offer the following services: Access Scaffold Erecting Edge Protection Alloy Towers As a part of each of these services, our team can work alongside you to understand your needs and supply...Read Moreabout What Scaffolding Do I Need?
Plastic hoarding is something we come across all the time in our daily lives – especially when passing building sites and commercial and residential developments. Hoarding boards have numerous uses, including showcasing advertising whilst safeguarding members of the public from potential hazards on building sites and promoting health and safety. It is actually compulsory to have hoarding in a lot of cases, with some being wooden panel or plastic, such as the ones provided by Network Scaffold Services. For our latest blog, we will talk you through the main uses of plastic hoarding. 6 Ways Plastic Hoarding Benefits Your Project 1. Securing Your Project – Construction design and management regulations state all building firms must take steps to prevent unauthorised entry to their sites; including trespassers or vandals. This means securing a perimeter around the works and installing adequate hoarding before work begins. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) also states companies must physically design site boundaries using appropriate signage. 2. Protect the Public – Hoarding protects the public from any potential injury by providing a barrier between possible dangers such as building equipment plus on-site vehicles, falling objects and any other hazard that could be common on construction sites. 3. Keep a Project Under Wraps – There is plenty of reason you may want to keep your project under wraps until its finished. Site hoarding helps you to do just that, plus your project can blend into the surrounding area, avoiding any unnecessary exposure. 4. Cost-Effective – Hoarding panels are a cost-effective solution that can enhance your advertising plus protect the public in one foul sweep plus you will be able to use it more than once which also saves money. 5. Stimulate Public Interest – With the right design, hoarding graphics can generate plenty of passing interest for a soon-to-be-opened attraction or development. 6. Advertising and Marketing – Using hoarding graphics in an area with high public footfall adds to brands recognition and can help generate interest in the upcoming project or something else the company wants to advertise. These graphics make unobtrusive use of available space. Get in Touch for More Information If you have any questions about plastic hoarding or any other product Network Scaffold...Read Moreabout Plastic Hoarding – A Construction Essential
If you have decided that 2021 is the year you start working on improving the exterior of your home or property it is important to know which projects require scaffolding. Network Scaffold Services are the leading scaffold providers for customers across Derby and Nottingham, plus we know a thing or two about home improvements. For our latest blog, we are going to tell you a number of projects that could require our assistance. 4 Projects That Require Scaffolding 1. Home Improvements – Home improvements are one of the most common reasons for needing scaffolding. This could be a loft conversion, extension, or replacing the roof. Construction workers will use scaffold platforms and access towers to reach your roof, attic or second storey. By contacting Network Scaffold Services while planning your project, we can advise if you will need our range of scaffold or not. 2. Painting – Scaffold makes larger painting jobs much safer for painter or decorators; especially exceptionally high second floors. It will give you a secure place for your tools and paints plus there is less chance of you dropping your paint as it will be stable on this platform. 3. Building Repairs – Whether you are repairing roofs or clearing clogged gutters, scaffolding offers you a safe platform to carry out this work. 4. Window Cleaning – While most window cleaning can be done without a scaffold, if you live in an apartment building or townhouse you will need a scaffold to clean your windows safely. This is again a safety measure to ensure the work is completed without any unwanted injuries. Get in Touch For More Information If you have any questions about any of the products Network Scaffold Services supply, please do not hesitate to contact us today. Don’t forget we now supply safety decking and plastic hoarding; giving you a complete range of materials to be used in domestic and commercial...Read Moreabout Improvement Projects that Need Scaffolding
Network Scaffold has recently started supplying plastic hoarding systems that can be used on internal and external construction projects. No matter which sector our clients operate in, our systems always benefit their projects to progress safely and efficiently. For our latest blog, we are going to share a number of reasons why you should consider using our plastic hoarding. Reasons to Choose Our Plastic Hoarding 1. ISO-9001:2015 Accreditation – ISO-9001 is the international standard that demonstrates an ability to consistently provide products and services that fulfil our clients and the regulatory requirements. As Network Scaffold is accredited by this standard, you can rest assured that we have a proven track record of delivering the best products for our clients. 2. Work Safely – Network Scaffold is a SMAS accredited work safe contractor that is also part of the Scaffolding Association, which means we are compliant with all areas of health and safety and always undertake safe working practices. When choosing Network Scaffold for temporary hoarding, safety on site will never be compromised. 3. Sustainable Hoarding Solutions – External and internal hoarding from Network Scaffold is fully recyclable, making it a much more environmentally friendly system. If sustainability is part of your Corporate Social Responsibility strategy, working with Network Scaffold is the best choice for you. 4. The Best Price – All of the products we offer, including our scaffolding and safety decking is priced fairly and competitively. 5. Quick and Easy to Fit Temporary Hoarding – Our external hoarding systems utilise a simple interlocking mechanism that does not need any ground penetration to fit, which allows hoarding to be fitted quickly and efficiently with minimised project disruption. Additionally, this mechanism removes the need for ground scans and ground reinstatement which can be expensive, leading to significantly lowered expenditure. 6. Advertising Services – Our internal and external hoarding systems can be equipped with Dibond, foamex or vinyl printed graphics of your choice. There is also the possibility of using clip-in posters and multimedia advertising too. Contact Us For More Information If you have any questions about plastic hoarding, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Network Scaffold Services. We also offer scaffolding, safety decking and edge protection, giving...Read Moreabout Why Should I Use Plastic Hoarding?
In the construction industry, falls are the largest cause of accidental death which accounts for 50% of all fatalities. One of the most effective ways to prevent accidents on your site is by using safety decking from Network Scaffold. Remember, if the correct measures are not taken in accordance with the Work at Height Regulations 2005, a person working at height could fall which causes personal injury and possibly a claim for liability. When working at height is unavoidable, you need to use a collective system, for fall prevention – such as safety decks. Our systems are significantly quicker to erect and dismantle plus they provide a safe working environment when compared to traditional methods. 4 Reasons to Choose Our Safety Decking 1. Health and Safety Compliant – Safety decks from Network Scaffold comply with the Work at Height Regulations 2005, where employers and those in control of any work at height activity require the correct type of equipment being used for safety. 2. Fast Assembly – As we have previously mentioned, our safety decks can be installed quicker than traditional solutions. It also provides a level of adaptability which is lacking from alternatives as it has undergone rigorous independent testing beforehand. Because of its level of versatility our customers are able to choose a system that works best for their chosen project. 3. Multi-Location Availability – Network Scaffold is able to offer safety decking services for customers across Derby, Nottingham and the surrounding areas. 4. Durable Decking – Our safety decks require no maintenance making them ideal for all trades in any weather all year round. The robust design and high-quality build mean you get a full, safe and unobtrusive working area with maximum freedom of movement. Get in Touch for a Competitive Quote If you have any questions about safety decking from Network Scaffold Services, please do not hesitate to contact us today for a competitive...Read Moreabout The Benefits of Using Safety Decking