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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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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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Scaffolding Services You Can Rely On

Scaffolding Services You Can Rely On

By on Oct 15, 2020 in Blog, Scaffolding |

Looking for scaffolding in Nottingham and the surrounding areas? Look no further! Network Scaffold 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 what your site requirements are, you can rely on us to provide you with an excellent scaffold 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. Here is a breakdown of our services – 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 scaffold 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. Scaffolding Design It’s a requirement of 2005 Working at Height Regulations that your scaffolding 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 scaffold is designed appropriately to the specification of your project. Get in Touch for More Information If you have any questions about scaffolding in Nottingham, please do...

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Can Scaffolding Survive Strong Winds and Storms?

Can Scaffolding Survive Strong Winds and Storms?

By on Oct 5, 2020 in Blog, Scaffolding |

Strong winds and scaffolding are not exactly words you will want to hear in the same sentence! Having said this, professional and qualified scaffolders such as Network Scaffold are fully aware that conditions can change at any time. This is all part and parcel of the job and there are certain things to be aware of. Can Scaffolders Work in Windy Conditions? During a storm or particularly strong winds, working at height and on a scaffolding structure is dangerous and is not recommended. It does not matter how qualified scaffolders are. Is Scaffolding Affected By Weather? No, scaffolding is not affected by the weather. While even the most qualified scaffolders will not work on structures, the scaffold itself should not be affected. During windy or stormy conditions the structure should remain intact and not blown over. If your scaffold structure has been blown over or moved due to strong weather conditions, this means it was not constructed correctly or by qualified professionals. Construction scaffold needs to be inspected before it is used for the first time and every 7 days until it is removed. You should also arrange inspections of the structure every time it is exposed to adverse weather conditions or has been substantial altered in any way. Working with Network Scaffold means you are working with a qualified scaffolding provider as we are currently accredited as a SMAS Worksafe Contractor and Safety Schemes in Procurement plus we also a member of the Scaffolding Association. Working with Scaffolding Specialists Network Scaffold is based in Derby, and we currently work with clients across Derbyshire, Staffordshire and the surrounding areas such as Tamworth and Burton on Trent. Our services extend beyond regular scaffolding, we also offer access scaffolding plus edge protection and alloy towers. If you require a quote for a domestic or commercial project, please do not hesitate to contact us...

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Scaffolding Plays a Part in Government Construction Drive

Scaffolding Plays a Part in Government Construction Drive

By on Sep 30, 2020 in Blog, Scaffolding |

The UK government has recently announced a £3 billion plan to upgrade a number of buildings across the country, with scaffolding set to play a big part. Homes, schools and hospitals will be part of this widescale upgrade, with the hope of creating 120,000 construction jobs. Network Scaffold is the leading provider of scaffolding across Derby and Nottingham, plus we can also offer access scaffolding, edge protection and alloy towers. Here we are going to look at this announcement and how scaffolding can be effectively utilised on commercial and domestic property upgrades. Explaining Construction Government Support Homeowners have been offered the chance to save on home upgrades as part of the government’s £2 billion Green Homes Grant. Additionally, £1 billion has been announced to improve the energy efficiency of publicly owned buildings. With grants offered to cover green home improvements ranging from the insulation of walls, floors and roofs plus the installation of double or triple glazing. The beauty of all of these sort projects is that they will all require scaffold services. Business and Energy Secretary Alok Sharma said of the announcement, “Our plan to upgrade the nation’s buildings and help build back better is good news for jobs, the environment and people’s back pockets, as we reduce emissions and help cut energy bills. “I urge everyone to visit the Green Home Grants website to see how they can make the most of this fantastic scheme.” Safe and Reliable Scaffolding Network Scaffold offers a safe and reliable range of scaffolding, especially during these challenging times of COVID-19. We have implemented a progressive environmental policy with a strong commitment to supporting our environment and ensuring as little disruption as possible. If you would like a no-obligation quote for our scaffold services, please contact us today. Network Scaffold Services are based in Derby near the operating depot nearby to the Toyota plant at...

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COVID-19 Scaffolding Advice from Scaffolding Association

COVID-19 Scaffolding Advice from Scaffolding Association

By on Jun 20, 2020 in Blog, Scaffolding |

As a member of the Scaffolding Association, Network Scaffold has been following the latest information released regarding new and adjusted working practices in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. For our latest blog, we are going to summarise the main points that all scaffolders and their clients should be aware of. 7 Ways Scaffolding Practices are Changing 1. Facemask Guidance – The HSE has issued a safety alert that states that all employers and suppliers should not purchase or use KN95 facemasks as PPE. 2. SMAS Worksafe Applications Reverted – With a lot of the industry back to work, whilst following social distancing guidelines, changes implemented to SSIP assessments have been removed. The process will now revert to normal from 30th June. 3. NHS Test and Trace – The NHS Test and Trace service has been launched nationwide. The guidance states that if you have come into close contact with someone who tests positive you will need to isolate for 14 days, even if you are showing no symptoms. 4. Safe Working Guidance – The UK government has released updated guidance for people who work in or run outdoor working environments, which has particular relevance for construction sites. 5. PPE Advice from HSE – The HSE has set up a dedicated section on their site regarding PPE for non-healthcare businesses. 6. Construction Workers Testing Eligibility – The UK government has confirmed that construction workers are eligible for coronavirus tests. This helps to safeguard site workers but please note, this is only intended for those showing symptoms of coronavirus. A coronavirus test can be booked on the Government’s website. 7. Scaffolding-specific Guidance on Social Distancing – Public Health England has issued sector-specific guidance on social distancing in the workplace. It states that construction work can continue in accordance with social distancing guidelines. There is the continued importance of frequent handwashing, good ventilation plus having a considered approach to enclosed machinery. Talk to our Scaffolding Specialists Today If you are looking for scaffolding services in Derby or Nottingham, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Network Scaffold...

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