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Is Scaffolding Used in Film and Television?

Is Scaffolding Used in Film and Television?

By on Mar 3, 2022 in Blog |

Hollywood and the exciting ever expanding world of scaffolding might seem worlds on paper. However, it might surprise you to know that there is an entire industry dedicated to the use of scaffolding in film and television.  Whilst you might not see Brad Pitt or Tom Cruise performing their latest stunt on some freshly laid safety decking; scaffold erection is a key part of the filming process.  So when you ask if scaffolding is used in the film and television industry, the answer is a resounding yes. Let’s take a look at some unique and pioneering ways our industry is used in one of the most glamorous industries.  To Perform Stunts We start with potentially the most obvious use of scaffolding on the big and little screens. Because scaffolding offers evaluated heights, it provides the perfect opportunity to perform stunts at a much higher vantage point.  Accompanying this is the fact that because incredible health and safety regulations are practiced in the UK scaffolding industry; stunts performed using this method offer a significantly lower chance of the stunt going astray and therefor a lower chance of injury.  Getting The All Important High Angle  High angles are one of the most in important shots in any film is the high angle. Meant to showcase the lack of power of individual in the shot; how the shot is practically made might not be at the forefront of viewer’s mind.   A commonly used technique is for the camera operator to stand high amongst the top of the scaffolding and shoot the camera down towards the focus object or actor.  Lightning   If the lighting in a scene is not correct, the scene can fail in what it is trying to achieve. To counteract this; some lights are suspended atop of a scaffolding construction.  Easily Moveable Construction Due to the nature of the filming industry, there is probably no need for a permanent scaffolding fixture.  Because of this, the film and television industry rely heavily on easy to erect and easy to move scaffolding types. This might indicate that frame and brace or even cantilever scaffolding will be more frequently used in this industry. This is largely due to the time efficiency and practically...

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Why Health and Safety Is So Important in Scaffolding

Why Health and Safety Is So Important in Scaffolding

By on Feb 15, 2022 in Blog, Scaffolding |

Health and safety in the scaffolding industry is very important. In 2019; a Labour Force Survey in Great Britain advised that there were over 600,000 injuries in the workplace. Whilst the UK has some of the very best health and safety regulations in the world, the workplace clearly still produces many challenges. Because of this, unsafe circumstances can occur.  Erecting and maintaining scaffolding can produce many different types of hazards which result in injury. Being a well established supplier of scaffolding in Derby, we understand the importance of health and safety. Arguably in scaffolding more than any other industry.  Personal Safety Starting off with arguably the most obvious reasons is the fact that personal safety is very important when it comes to construction. When an employee comes to work one of the many things they expect is to feel safe at work. Not only should employees work more efficiently but have a safer work environment will drastically improve employee mental health.  Efficiency Working  When a worker undergoes health and safety training they not only garner a better understanding of the health and safety aspects of their jobs but they grossly understand their roles more in-depth.  As a direct result of this, their working practices can be significantly more effective and even more thorough.  Accreditations By thoroughly exerting health and safety practices, you will subsequently obtain revelation and prestigious regulatory accreditations.  This is a fantastic way to illustrate how incredible your company is. This also provides much needed weight to your potential clients or customers. Network scaffolding are accredited to many regulatory bodies, including the SSIP and the Worksafe Contractor.   Contact Us Health and safety is very important and if you have any other questions regarding how to better implement health and safety regulations into your workplace, please do get in touch.  For al things scaffolding related including access scaffolding in Derbyshire, please keep up to date with our...

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What is scaffolding netting?

What is scaffolding netting?

By on Oct 23, 2021 in Blog, Scaffolding |

Scaffolding netting is one of a number of tools used in the construction industry when working with scaffold structures. Its main objective is to better protect the workers and the people working around scaffold such as dust, heat, rain and any other hazard. For this blog, Network Scaffold will talk you through all the advantages of using netting on your next project. How Does Scaffolding Netting Protect? Scaffold netting protects both employees working on the construction project and the general public who are in close proximity to the project. An Extra Layer of Fall Protection For workers on construction projects, they will gain an extra layer of fall protection with netting. When regular scaffold is set up, there are guardrails and toe rails that act as barriers to prevent workers from falling. Netting ensures full coverage instead of just protection where the rails are located. Provide Shade The netting also provides shade for employees. The amount will depend on the density of the netting and the sun direction. Scaffolding netting a surprisingly effective way to protect workers in hot and/or sunny conditions. From the Elements Similar to the shade rate, netting protects workers from the elements, especially the wind. Shielding from the wind significantly helps works outside during the winter plus it will make performing their tasks easier. Netting also provides protection against any debris that could accidentally fall, including tools or building materials. Passersby Dust-intensive work such as sandblasting creates plenty of dust, but using netting will retain the sand and save polluting the surrounding area. What to Look For in Scaffold Netting When deciding on scaffold netting, there are a number of factors to consider. Here are some things to think about – Fire Retardant – While most products sold today are fire retardant, it is always a good point to check before purchasing. You will want to ensure that in the case of a fire, the netting doesn’t act as extra kindle and become ablaze quickly. UV Resistant – The amount of UV resistance ultimately depends on the length of time the netting will be in place, but you will want to ensure some resistance so it can stay outside and resist the elements. Reinforcement –...

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How is scaffolding used on commercial buildings?

How is scaffolding used on commercial buildings?

By on Oct 17, 2021 in Blog, Scaffolding |

Scaffolding from Network Scaffold Services is a complex and specially designed construction of metal pipes and tubes, which is primarily used to support structures. While our structures are commonly used for domestic property projects such as loft conversions or extensions. But they are also used on commercial sites for a number of reasons. For our latest post, we will tell you all the commercial uses for our scaffold structures. Using Scaffolding for Construction and repairs Despite the amount of equipment and tools available, including cranes and extendable ladders, scaffolding is the most cost-effective way of constructing a building. According to industry statistics, around 2.3 million or 65% of construction workers use scaffolds in their work. Shopping centres, banks, cafes, small retail shops and other commercial properties can all benefit from using scaffold structures with no limit on size. Whether areas are being expanded or built from scratch, scaffold helps workers reach heights safely. It is also used for repairs and renovations, so buildings, landmarks and tourist attractions are kept in great condition. Using bespoke scaffold structures makes it easier to access, which can be designed by Network Scaffold Services. Advertising Large scale posters and other forms of advertising offer excellent visibility for brands and companies. Catching the eye of passersby and commuters by using scaffolds to advertise products, events or services is a great idea. Some billboards also use scaffolds to hold them up plus make it easier to replace a poster with another. Entertainment Concerts, gigs and other forms of entertainment all incorporate scaffolds to erect different parts of the stage and set up. For bigger arena’s; a lot of work goes into the show’s production with a professional team working long hours to give ticket holders the best experience. Because scaffolding is very flexible; it can be built around different structures as and when needed, which is useful for installing lighting, seating, special effects or sound systems. Contact to Find Out More Here at Network Scaffold Services, we can design and inspect scaffold structures to make sure you have the best setup for your project. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch...

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What are the essential pieces of scaffolding equipment?

What are the essential pieces of scaffolding equipment?

By on Oct 10, 2021 in Blog, Scaffolding |

The tools you need for scaffolding can often depending on the type of equipment you are going to use and if a scaffold tower is needed. For this blog, Network Scaffold Services will explain all about the fundamental items required for a successful scaffold project. 9 Types of scaffolding equipment 1. Safety Decking – Safety decking is used by scaffolders to walk on and allow workers to safely navigate across the structure. 2. Crossbars – These are the diagonal bars that go across the frame that keeps the scaffold structure in place and provide extra strength. This means the scaffold supports much heavier loads and allows it to be built higher but still safely. Crossbars also provide an additional barrier that prevents anyone from falling from the scaffold. 3. Framing – These are the bars and poles which go across the framing of the structure making up the general structure of the frame. This needs to be regularly checked over a period of time to make sure the condition is suitable for continued usage. Poles that appear to be rusting should be replaced as this is an indication that they are not as strong as they should be. 4. Pins and clamps – These devices are simply used to keep the structure together, and it is integral that they are checked regularly. This is because if one pin or clamp fails or becomes damaged, the integrity of the whole structure is put at risk. 5. Base plates – Base plates are placed under the lower scaffold poles and spread the weight of the structure so the legs of the scaffold put less pressure on the ground and prevent it from slipping. 6. Safety barriers – Depending on how the scaffold is used, added safety features may be needed. Netting may not necessarily be strong enough to prevent someone from falling but can prevent any building equipment from falling off the scaffold structure plus it protects anyone working below. 7. Tape measure and socket set – It may sound obvious, but, a tape measure is essential to ensure the scaffold is built in accordance with the requirements set out in the plan. Additionally, without a reliable socket set or spanner,...

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