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Wrap Up Warm Using Scaffolding This Winter

Wrap Up Warm Using Scaffolding This Winter

By on Dec 23, 2020 in Blog, Scaffolding |

During winter, erecting scaffolding can be tricky but don’t worry as Network Scaffold Services have tips to keep you safe. In this blog, we will give you our top 10 of scaffold safety this winter. Top 10 Scaffolding Tips 1. Be Seen and Be Warm – When visibility is low and the cold weather starts, using a high-vis jacket will help keep you warm and safe. It is important to be seen plus it reduces the risk of being struck by moving vehicles on construction sites. 2. Keep the Rain Out – A good set of waterproofs is essential for comfort plus they will also be necessary to deal with the conditions. If it is milder then you may prefer something more breathable, just make sure you get the balance right. 3. Protect Your Hands – A good pair of gloves will protect your hands during everyday tasks and keep them warm. Dexterity is a necessity, so you will still need a pair of gloves that allow you to do your job. If you have to take off your gloves to work, then you have probably got the wrong pair. 4. Keep Your Head Warm – A helmet liner is an ideal addition to a hard hat in winter to help keep your head warm. Fastening under the chin will protect your head, ears and part of your neck from the cold. Ensure you get a liner that is easily attached to a helmet for increased comfort. 5. Look After Your Feet – Winter footwear needs to offer great protection plus being durable and comfortable. A quality pair of waterproof and insulated safety boots improves productivity as you will feel better on your feet for longer. 6. Heavy-Duty Scaffold Sheeting – If you are working on scaffold this winter, you could be subjected to unsavoury conditions. Heavy-duty sheeting will keep out the wind and rain and helps you to focus on the job at hand. There is a number of options such as flame-retardant and certified sheeting. 7. Tether Your Tools – Cold, wet and numb hands could mean you drop your tools with catastrophic results. Tool tethering will ensure you are attached to your tools and protecting those...

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Introducing our new Safety Decking Services  

Introducing our new Safety Decking Services  

By on Dec 1, 2020 in Blog, Safety Decking |

Safety decking from Network Scaffold Services, is an innovative fall prevention system, with a light-duty access platform, created thanks to our commitment to diversifying the decking market in the new build construction sector. Easy to erect, it consists of components used when forming an access deck, preventing falls as the structure reaches the storey height for the installation of floor joists, concrete beams or roof trusses. Ensuring the safety of your site Our safety decks will ensure that your construction site is as safe as possible and that it conforms to the latest HSE guidelines. We aim to provide the reassurance that you and your team are working in the most secure environment. An improved environment for your team Our safety decking can be erected to an unlimited area within an enclosed zone, meaning that your workforce will have a fully safe and clear working area, plus maximum freedom of movement. This will increase the installation rate of your team for precast flooring systems, timber joists and roof trusses. Our safety decking is easy to install, versatile and resistant to UV degradation, rot and chemicals. It features a non-slip surface and is suitable for all roof truss work and chamber joist floor installation. Quality Assured from Network Scaffold We carry out robust and rigorous testing over and above the British standard specifications, to ensure the absolute safety and durability of our safety decking. Network Scaffold Services also offer training for anyone who purchases our safety decking system, to ensure that it’s installed properly and safely. We understand the importance of introducing a new product to our clients and establishing a genuine working relationship. Alternatively, we also offer a full installation service. To find out more about our safety decking system, feel free to contact us today; we look forward to hearing from...

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Scaffolding Hire in Nottingham 

Scaffolding Hire in Nottingham 

By on Nov 25, 2020 in Blog, Scaffolding |

Looking for scaffolding in Nottingham and the surrounding areas? Look no further! We provide a range of professional scaffolding services to clients throughout the Midlands, including Nottingham, Derbyshire, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire, Lichfield, Tamworth, and Loughborough. No matter your site requirements, you can rely on Network Scaffold to provide you with an excellent scaffolding solution, designed to help you to complete your project to the best of your ability.  We offer our services to private individuals, local authorities, industrial and commercial sectors, and house building construction applications. Access Scaffold Erecting We specialise in erecting and dismantling access scaffolding for a variety of projects, ensuring that you have the platform you need to complete your projects safely and efficiently. Access scaffolding is ideal for maintenance and repair work, new builds, demolition and roof work. We offer a variety of access scaffolding solutions and can provide a bespoke scaffolding system if required. Edge Protection  Our edge protection systems include mesh barrier systems, counterweight systems, tubular guardrail solutions and screen protection systems. Our counterweight systems, screen protection systems and mesh barrier systems have been manufactured to comply with EN 13374 Class A requirements. While our net barrier systems meet EN 13374 Class C requirements. Alloy Towers All of our team are trained in accordance with the 2005 Working at Height regulations, and with our years of experience in the scaffolding industry, you won’t find a safer provider of alloy towers. Using an alloy tower provides a stable work area, and increases the chances of a job being completed in a shorter space of time. Our alloy towers are made with aluminium, and plastic locking joints are used, to ensure there is no need for additional tools. Scaffold Design It’s a requirement of 2005 Working at Height Regulations that your scaffold is assembled to a generally recognised standard and designed using bespoke calculations, ensuring adequate strength, rigidity and stability while it’s erected, in use, and dismantled. Our team will work with you to ensure that your scaffolding is designed appropriately to the specification of your project. Get in Touch for More Information To find out more about our scaffolding services, feel free to contact us...

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The Benefits of Internal Safety Decking

The Benefits of Internal Safety Decking

By on Nov 5, 2020 in Blog, Safety Decking |

Internal safety decking from Network Scaffold Services is a fantastic safety and loading solution for construction projects. We have always prided ourselves on the safety of our systems, making an efficient working environment for your team. Network Scaffold has recently started supplying this innovative fall prevention system and for this blog, we are going to share five benefits of using our system. Our safety decking protects site workers from falling from a height which is the number one risk for scaffolders. They also provide a loadable working platform which is regularly required to successfully complete a construction project. 5 Reasons to Choose our Safety Decking 1. Cut Installation and Dismantling by 70% – Traditional tubular birdcages are tricky to put up and take back down. Using safety decking cuts the installation time and dismantling, including reducing labour for staff and get the overall job done faster. 2. Easy Pressure on the Level They Are Built From – Decking solutions are incredibly lightweight with any pressure built up being minimal. They will also limit the weight on the level itself by lowering the amount of loading needed. Instead, you will load on the deck. 3. A Self Contained System – Internal decking systems are an entirely standalone piece of equipment that is completely self-supporting, ensuring little to no disruption to projects when being brought in and taken back out. 4. Installation Doesn’t Require Working at Height – Throughout both the installation and dismantle of decking systems your workers will never need to worry about working at height. 5. Increased Load Capacity – Internal decking increases your load capacity when coupled with regular scaffolding. Your workers will be able to get on with their job, with little risk when getting on and off the scaffold. Get in Touch For More Information If you have any questions about Network Scaffold’s safety decking systems, please do not hesitate to contact us...

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Scaffolding Insurance Explained

Scaffolding Insurance Explained

By on Oct 29, 2020 in Blog, Scaffolding |

Whether you are buying scaffolding insurance for the first time or looking to renew it, there is a number of factors to consider. Here at Network Scaffold Services, we put our staff and business at the forefront of our minds ensuring our scaffold, safety decking and plastic hoarding is as safe as possible. In this post, we will tell you all you need to know about scaffolding insurance and why it is so important. What is Scaffolding Insurance? Scaffolding is a high-risk business, where all the risks need to be taken into consideration on a day-to-day basis. Consider risks for your team, contractors and members of the public, as anything can happen to anyone at any time. Without insurance, any accident that occurs on your site means your business could be financially liable if an accident was caused by you. The insurance is therefore designed to protect you financially, against unforeseen accidents. Why Do You Need It? Insurance will mitigate risk, even the unavoidable and unknown risks of the scaffold industry. Because of the nature of the work, scaffolders are put at greater risk than many other trades. From erecting the scaffolding to working on it, maintaining it and dismantling it, think about the different types of accidents that could happen to you, your colleagues, contractors, members of the public plus the site if an accident happens. What Types of Insurance are Available? Scaffold insurance is made up of a number of different insurance types because each covers a different risk – Public Liability Insurance – This is the main type of insurance which is designed to protect your business if a third party makes a claim against your company for causing an accident or injury to themselves or damage to their property. If you are found to be legally responsible for the injury or damage claim, public liability insurance will assist with paying the financial cost. Employer’s Liability Insurance – If your scaffolding business directly employs people, whether full time, part-time or contractors, there is a legal requirement for you to have employer’s liability insurance. This is designed to protect an employee should something happen to them when operating and working on the scaffolding. If you are found...

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The Importance of Safety Decking

The Importance of Safety Decking

By on Oct 22, 2020 in Blog, Safety Decking |

Network Scaffold Services‘ safety decking is an innovative fall prevention system, with a light-duty access platform, created thanks to our commitment to diversifying the decking market in the new build construction sector. Easy to erect, it consists of components used when forming an access deck, preventing falls as the structure reaches the storey height for the installation of floor joists, concrete beams or roof trusses. Ensuring the Safety Of Your Site Our safety decking will ensure that your construction site is as safe as possible and that it conforms to the latest HSE guidelines. We aim to provide the reassurance that you and your team are working in the most secure environment. An improved environment for your team Our safe decking services can be erected to an unlimited area within an enclosed zone, meaning that your workforce will have a fully safe and clear working area, plus maximum freedom of movement. This will increase the installation rate of your team for precast flooring systems, timber joists and roof trusses. These systems are easy to install, versatile and resistant to UV degradation, rot and chemicals. It features a non-slip surface and is suitable for all roof truss work and chamber joist floor installation. Quality assured Safety Decking We carry out robust and rigorous testing over and above the British standard specifications, to ensure the absolute safety and durability of our safety decking. Network Scaffold Services also offer training for anyone who purchases our safety decking system, to ensure that it’s installed properly and safely. We understand the importance of introducing a new product to our clients and establishing a genuine working relationship. Alternatively, we also offer a full installation service. Get in Touch With Any Questions To find out more about our safety decking system, feel free to contact Network Scaffold...

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