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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 |

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 today.