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Safety Decking

Read the latest blogs from Network Scaffold Services featuring advice, insights and news about our safety decking service

How Safety Decking is constructed?

How Safety Decking is constructed?

By on Aug 11, 2021 in Blog, Safety Decking |

Scaffold safety decking has been a widely used component in the construction industry for 20 years. These systems help to prevent falls, with the deck elevated to a position just below the working surface. This original concept has been further developed, with recent systems providing a more rigid and stable working platform using relatively light components, which are easy to erect. Issues that Safety Decking addresses Systems used by Network Scaffold Services are used to combat problems faced by operatives installing roof trusses. These issues include – There is nowhere for them to stand when fixing and bracing trusses Having a satisfactory anchorage point for personal fall arrest equipment is difficult to find The trellis innovation for safety decks protects operatives by providing a temporary work platform. The industry’s standpoint on safety systems has also evolved, with an emphasis on risk control. This includes a heavy lean towards PPE plus the decks being passive collective fall prevention for all operatives working on it. How are these systems manufactured? PVC components for safety decks are manufactured by specialist plastic organisations that use technology for moulding configurations for a number of component shapes. The moulding manufacturing technique provides a number of advantages over other forms of manufacture, as the system components are formed with no requirement for additional cutting of the plastic, which could potentially weaken the component at the cut area. The trellis arrangement is manufactured in aluminium square tubular sections and cut to the required size, and riveted together, forming the extendable trellis. This is the point when the manufacturer’s logo and any further paintwork would be applied. Order your scaffolding systems from Network Scaffold If you are looking for scaffolding systems plus safety decking or even plastic hoarding, Network Scaffold Services is your only destination. We work with domestic and commercial clients across Derby and the surrounding areas; please contact us for more...

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Safety Decking Explained

Safety Decking Explained

By on Jul 5, 2021 in Blog, Safety Decking |

Since we started supplying safety decking, Network Scaffold Services have received plenty of enquiries from scaffold contractors look to hire our ‘crash decks’. The term ‘Crash Decking’ is commonly used by construction site professionals when describing fall safety solutions. The term implies there is going to be some kind of impact and it has become associated with the possibility of stopping a falling person or a crash or fall from height. How our safety decking works Network Scaffold‘s safety decks provide an internal fall prevention/work platform for traditional build and construction projects. Please note it is designed to prevent falls, not protect you against them. Our market-leading system is mats designed to mitigate the risk of injury to workers who may fall from heights up to 2.5 metres. Following a rigorous testing regime, our system will also comply with UK Health and Safety regulations. If a worker is on top of our platform they will be safe and secure and cannot fall. Falling from Height When thinking about a worker falling from a height it will be a completely different scenario if they fell onto a deck instead. While your body may experience a tremendous amount of g-force in a short space of time during an accident; this is greatly reduced by crash decking. The system is designed to flex and absorb some of the shock of falling objects and is not designed to protect a person from falling from a height. The more rigid the crash deck, the greater the G-force that would be exerted upon the worker. Get in touch for more information For anyone interested in knowing more about crash decking from Network Scaffold Services, please contact us now. Don’t forget we also provide access scaffolding, plastic hoarding plus alloy towers and edge protection for clients right across Derby and the surrounding...

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Why Should I Use Safety Decking?

Why Should I Use Safety Decking?

By on May 10, 2021 in Blog, Safety Decking |

Safety decking from Network Scaffold Services offers a safe loading solution for a wide variety of construction projects. We have recently started offering safety decks plus plastic hoarding to help give our clients the complete selection of scaffold systems. Network Scaffold are renowned for top quality safety procedures, so investing in durable, multifaceted safety decks was a valuable venture to create the most efficient working environments on construction sites across Derby and the surrounding areas. Safety decks are a fall prevention work platform that protects site workers from any falls from height; which is the number one risk for scaffolders. They also provide a loading workable platform that is often necessary to complete a construction project. 5 Reasons to Choose Our Safety Decking 1. Reduce Installation and Dismantle Times – Traditional scaffolding tubular birdcages are more difficult to put up and take back down. Using safety decks can cut your installation and dismantling times by 70% (according to industry statistics) plus reduce the labour for staff and get the job done much quicker. 2. Ease Pressure on Building Areas – Decking solutions are extremely lightweight with any pressure they add to a build being minimal. You will also limit the weight on the level itself as it lowers the amount of loading required as this will be on deck instead. 3. Self-Contained – Safety decks are an entirely standalone piece of equipment and are completely self-supporting which ensures there is little disruption to your project when it is brought in and taken back out. 4. Installation Doesn’t Require Any Work at Height – One of the main reasons safety decks are used is to maximise safety on sites. Throughout both the installation and dismantle your workers won’t need to worry about working at height. 5. Increased Load Capacity – Internal decking increases your loading capacity meaning your workers can get on with their job with less risk attached to getting on and off the scaffold. Get in Touch With Any Questions If you have any questions about safety decking from Network Scaffold Services, please do not hesitate to contact us...

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The Benefits of Using Safety Decking

The Benefits of Using Safety Decking

By on Mar 22, 2021 in Blog, Safety Decking |

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...

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We Are Still Operating

We Are Still Operating

By on Feb 3, 2021 in Blog, Plastic Hoarding, Safety Decking, Scaffolding |

As we begin the second month of lockdown, at Network Scaffold Services we are still operating, and providing a range of professional scaffolding services to clients throughout the Midlands.  The current lockdown restrictions allow for individuals to leave home for work purposes- when working from home is not possible, including those who work within the construction industry.  At Network Scaffold Services our services are considered essential, and as such we are able to remain operating, and providing our fantastic scaffolding services, while strictly adhering to social distancing guidelines to ensure the safety of our staff and customers.  Our services  No matter your requirements, you can rely on us to provide the perfect scaffolding solution. We offer 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, we can provide access scaffolding which is custom built to meet your individual needs. Edge protection  Our edge protection systems include mesh barrier systems, counterweight systems, tubular guardrail solutions and screen protection systems. Alloy Towers  All of our staff 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. Scaffolding design  Our team will work with you to ensure that your scaffolding is designed to the required standard, using bespoke calculations.  Safety decking  Our safety decking provides an innovative fall prevention system, plus a light-duty access platform.  Plastic hoarding  We offer plastic hoarding services for anyone requiring a site boundary to be hoarded off securely.  Contact us for more information If you require any scaffolding services, please don’t hesitate to contact us and speak to a member of our fantastic team...

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The Diverse Uses of Safety Decking

The Diverse Uses of Safety Decking

By on Jan 20, 2021 in Blog, Safety Decking |

Safety decking from Network Scaffold Services, are often utilised indoors to undertake repairs and redecorating work at ceiling height. These systems are almost always constructed on the inside of the new build properties so tasks such as installing floor joists, plaster boarding and painting ceilings can be completed safely and securely. Because they are internal deck scaffolds, safety decking is usually a lighter duty structure which means they can be built and dismantled quite quickly. Although there should still be full consideration for health and safety regulations. Trade contractors such as painters and joiners need to be assured of a safe working environment just as much as builders working on an open construction site. It is important to remember, this type of decking system needs to be built by qualified scaffolders. What Does Safety Decking Look Like? Safety decking needs to be tied or braced to the scaffolding to make sure that the top boards are stable. This system needs to be tested before it is used to ensure that it does not sway or list to the side. For a safety deck to be safe, close attention needs to be paid to the top work platform which should be built with no gaps. It is advisable that appropriate protective measures like toe guards or rails are included. This structure must offer an enclosed working area for contractors, avoiding any risk of falling through any gaps to meet industry standards. Talk to the Scaffolding Specialists If you are looking for the complete scaffolding system, include safety decks, get in touch with Network Scaffold Services today. We are the leading scaffolding company for clients across Derby and Nottingham, servicing both the domestic and commercial sectors. Network Scaffold has also recently started providing plastic hoarding, which is ideal to protect your construction...

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