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What Scaffolding Do I Need?

What Scaffolding Do I Need?

By on Apr 18, 2021 in Blog, 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...

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Improvement Projects that Need Scaffolding

Improvement Projects that Need Scaffolding

By on Apr 4, 2021 in Blog, Scaffolding |

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...

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The Risks of Improper Scaffold Assembly

The Risks of Improper Scaffold Assembly

By on Mar 15, 2021 in Blog, Scaffolding |

Last year a scaffolding collapse in Reading injured three people and came as a stark reminder of the risks that still exist when scaffolding is not properly erected.  The proper erection of scaffolding is essential to prevent injury to workers, and the general public, as a result of the collapse. The Work at Height Regulations 2005 provide generally recognised guidelines for the required configuration of scaffolding, and it’s extremely important that all scaffolding is erected in accordance with these requirements.  Scaffolding must be designed by bespoke calculations, in accordance with your site and requirements, and be assembled and dismantled in accordance with guidelines, with a competent, qualified person present. Scaffolding must also be regularly inspected by qualified staff, in order to ensure that it remains in a good condition.  Working in accordance with these requirements is vital, sadly, cutting corners when it comes to scaffolding design and erection can prove to be a fatal mistake.  Scaffolding erection from Network Scaffold Services  No matter the requirements of your project, our team of highly trained and experienced staff are on hand to ensure that your scaffolding is erected in accordance with proper requirements, and is as safe as possible.  We place a significant emphasis on ensuring an optimum level of health and safety on-site at all times, during all of our projects. We also understand the importance of ensuring that all of our work is carried out to comply with current laws and regulations, and we only use the very best materials and structures.  When you choose Network Scaffold Services, you can rest assured that your scaffolding will be of the highest quality, in accordance with all legal requirements, and that your workers are as safe as possible.  Contact us for more information If you require any scaffolding services or need advice about scaffolding design and erection, please don’t hesitate to contact us and speak to a member of our fantastic team...

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Preventing Falls When Working at a Height 

Preventing Falls When Working at a Height 

By on Mar 8, 2021 in Blog, Scaffolding |

Falling from a height results in numerous workplace fatalities every year, according to HSE, 40 people died as a result of falling from a height at work in 2019.   Consequently, if your project involves working at heights, it’s extremely important that work is carried out appropriately, and in line with the relevant legislation, such as the Work at Height Regulations 2005, in order to ensure the protection of staff and passers-by.  Plan properly It’s important that any work involving scaffolding is planned stringently, ensuring that you have the appropriate equipment required for the job, along with competent supervision from people with the knowledge and experience required to complete the job properly.  Only work at a height when it’s necessary It’s important to consider the practicalities of the individual jobs required as part of your project. If any jobs can feasibly be done from the ground, then they should be carried out this way. Only work that cannot be carried out from the ground should be carried out at a height.  Use appropriate scaffolding  When work is required that must be carried out at a height, it’s important that the proper equipment is used. Such jobs must be evaluated in order to consider whether they can be carried out with a step ladder, or whether scaffolding is required, read more about when you need scaffolding here.   When work does require scaffolding, it’s important that you choose a scaffolding supplier with good health and safety procedures. Choosing a reputable organisation to design, erect and deconstruct your scaffolding according to industry requirements, will help to ensure the safety of your staff when working at a height is unavoidable.  Contact us for more information If you require any scaffolding services or need advice about health and safety issues, please don’t hesitate to contact us and speak to a member of our fantastic team...

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The Importance of Health and Safety when Working with Scaffolding 

The Importance of Health and Safety when Working with Scaffolding 

By on Mar 1, 2021 in Blog, Scaffolding |

Health and safety concerns are of the utmost importance when it comes to working with scaffolding.  The Work at Height Regulations 2005 provide generally recognised guidelines for the required configuration of scaffolding, and it’s extremely important that all scaffolding is assembled in accordance with these requirements.  In order to adhere properly to these regulatory requirements, it’s essential that any scaffolding you use is designed by a bespoke calculation, and erected and dismantled appropriately, by a competent, qualified person.  This is where we come in! At Network Scaffold Services UK Ltd we understand the importance of proper health and safety considerations when it comes to our work, and health and safety is an integral part of the management and function of our organisation.  Our Scaffolding promise  As an organisation, we are committed to continually reviewing and improving our health and safety management activities, and ensuring that our work is conducted in accordance with set principles of health and safety.  These principles include complying with all applicable laws and regulations, and taking due care to ensure that activities are safe for employees, associates, subcontractors and others who come into contact with our work, including the general public, by working closely with our customers and suppliers to establish proper health and safety standards. We also ensure that we communicate our health and safety approach throughout our organisation, and to any other interested parties, and train our employees to understand the importance of health and safety in their work.  When you choose Network Scaffold Services, you can rest assured that you’re choosing an organisation that keeps health and safety regulations at the heart of everything we do.  Contact us for more information If you require any scaffolding services or need advice about health and safety concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us and speak to a member of our fantastic team...

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What is Access Scaffolding? 

What is Access Scaffolding? 

By on Feb 22, 2021 in Blog, Scaffolding |

When you’re choosing the scaffolding you need for your job, it’s important that you properly understand the types of scaffolding available, and their uses. So, what is access scaffolding, and is it the right scaffolding for your job?  Access scaffold structures are ideal for providing temporary access for areas that are difficult to access without some sort of scaffolding.  What projects are suited to access scaffolding?  Access scaffold can be used for a variety of activities, and it’s most suited for work repairing and maintaining roofs, work on new build houses, and as shoring for unstable structures whilst property redevelopment takes place.  Why choose Network Scaffold Services? We are a  BS OHSAS 18001:2007 accredited contractor and a member of the Scaffolding Association, and we guarantee a professional, friendly, and high standard of workmanship to help you to complete your project smoothly.  If you require access scaffold structures, we will do our utmost to ensure that we provide you with the perfect, reliable, scaffolding solution.  Our promise  At Network Scaffold Services, we can provide access scaffold structures that will not only meet your specific requirements but exceed your expectations. As part of our access scaffold service, we provide a site survey, site management, comprehensive support from start to finish, and a bespoke scaffolding design using the best materials.  In addition, we guarantee compliance with all applicable health and safety laws and regulations and provide inspections through our fully trained operatives. Our operations also adhere to our strict environmental policy, to reduce any potential negative impacts on the surrounding environment. Contact us for more information If you require any scaffolding services or would like a no-obligation quotation for access scaffold structures, please don’t hesitate to contact us and speak to a member of our fantastic team. If you have any questions, please visit our dedicated FAQ section, where we answer your frequently asked...

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