Scaffolding and construction services will continue despite the UK being put under a third lockdown to help stop the spread of Coronavirus. The announcement was made by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on 5th January 2021, but guidance has been published regarding the scaffold industry, with the lockdown coming into effect on 7th January. Lockdown Statement Explained All members of the public will need to stay home until at least 15th February and to leave only for exercise and work from home, if possible. Johnson said in the statement, “You can only leave home for work purposes where it is unreasonable for you to do your job from home, including but not limited to people who work within critical national infrastructure, construction or manufacturing that require in-person attendance.” Tradespeople will continue to work on and in other people’s homes while adhering to COVID-19 social distancing measures. Scaffold hire and sale yards (such as Network Scaffold) and builders merchants are classed as essential retail and will be allowed to stay open alongside food shops, supermarkets and pharmacies. During the third lockdown, the government aims to roll out a mass vaccination program and vaccinate around 15 million people by the middle of February and help to combat the virus. The prime minister Boris Johnson added, “With every jab that goes into our arms, we are tilting the odds against Covid and in favour of the British people. And, thanks to the miracle of science, not only is the end in sight but we know exactly how we will get there. But for now, I am afraid, you must once again stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives.” Get in Touch for Competitive Scaffolding Quotes Now If you are urgently looking for scaffolding, safety decking or plastic hoarding for your building, please do not hesitate to contact Network Scaffold Services now. We offer scaffold services to customers across Derby, Nottingham and the surrounding...Read Moreabout Scaffolding Services Continue During Lockdown 3.0
Safety decking, sometimes referred to as a crash deck is meant as a temporary scaffolding platform that is used to stop falling objects during the demolition process. When it comes to working on scaffolding; there are two options for working at height – a work platform or safety decking supplied by Network Scaffold. If an employee is working on safety decking, they will not fall. If they were to fall onto a fall arrest bag, the bag will be cushioned which therefore makes the g force limited. The fall is not cushioned on typical decking and falling is still potentially dangerous. It is recommended that a falling person is not exposed to a force of more than 14g. An 80kg person falling as a deadweight from just one metre on to a safety deck that yields no more than 2cms will be exposed to a g force of 50g. The more rigid the safety deck, the greater the g force. If the deck only yields 1cm, the force is doubled to 100g. Safety Decking from Network Scaffold Services Network Scaffold has recently started supplying safety decks as an innovative fall prevention system plus a light-duty access platform. Our team of specialists have moved into the safety decking market recently with our systems being used for New Build construction sector. After initial research, we decided that a new product would best complement our existing clients plus help us to build up a portfolio of new clients looking for safety decks. Network Scaffold’s decks are easy to erect and consist of components that form an access deck, which helps to prevent falls from structures and can reach the storey height for floor joists, concrete beams and roof trusses installations. Get in Touch with Any Questions If you have any questions about safety decks, please contact Network Scaffold today. We provide scaffold...Read Moreabout What is the difference between Safety Decking and a Work Platform?
During winter, erecting scaffolding can be tricky but don’t worry as Network Scaffold Services have tips to keep you safe. In this blog, we will give you our top 10 of scaffold safety this winter. Top 10 Scaffolding Tips 1. Be Seen and Be Warm – When visibility is low and the cold weather starts, using a high-vis jacket will help keep you warm and safe. It is important to be seen plus it reduces the risk of being struck by moving vehicles on construction sites. 2. Keep the Rain Out – A good set of waterproofs is essential for comfort plus they will also be necessary to deal with the conditions. If it is milder then you may prefer something more breathable, just make sure you get the balance right. 3. Protect Your Hands – A good pair of gloves will protect your hands during everyday tasks and keep them warm. Dexterity is a necessity, so you will still need a pair of gloves that allow you to do your job. If you have to take off your gloves to work, then you have probably got the wrong pair. 4. Keep Your Head Warm – A helmet liner is an ideal addition to a hard hat in winter to help keep your head warm. Fastening under the chin will protect your head, ears and part of your neck from the cold. Ensure you get a liner that is easily attached to a helmet for increased comfort. 5. Look After Your Feet – Winter footwear needs to offer great protection plus being durable and comfortable. A quality pair of waterproof and insulated safety boots improves productivity as you will feel better on your feet for longer. 6. Heavy-Duty Scaffold Sheeting – If you are working on scaffold this winter, you could be subjected to unsavoury conditions. Heavy-duty sheeting will keep out the wind and rain and helps you to focus on the job at hand. There is a number of options such as flame-retardant and certified sheeting. 7. Tether Your Tools – Cold, wet and numb hands could mean you drop your tools with catastrophic results. Tool tethering will ensure you are attached to your tools and protecting those...Read Moreabout Wrap Up Warm Using Scaffolding This Winter
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...Read Moreabout Scaffolding Hire in Nottingham
Internal safety decking from Network Scaffold Services is a fantastic safety and loading solution for construction projects. We have always prided ourselves on the safety of our systems, making an efficient working environment for your team. Network Scaffold has recently started supplying this innovative fall prevention system and for this blog, we are going to share five benefits of using our system. Our safety decking protects site workers from falling from a height which is the number one risk for scaffolders. They also provide a loadable working platform which is regularly required to successfully complete a construction project. 5 Reasons to Choose our Safety Decking 1. Cut Installation and Dismantling by 70% – Traditional tubular birdcages are tricky to put up and take back down. Using safety decking cuts the installation time and dismantling, including reducing labour for staff and get the overall job done faster. 2. Easy Pressure on the Level They Are Built From – Decking solutions are incredibly lightweight with any pressure built up being minimal. They will also limit the weight on the level itself by lowering the amount of loading needed. Instead, you will load on the deck. 3. A Self Contained System – Internal decking systems are an entirely standalone piece of equipment that is completely self-supporting, ensuring little to no disruption to projects when being brought in and taken back out. 4. Installation Doesn’t Require Working at Height – Throughout both the installation and dismantle of decking systems your workers will never need to worry about working at height. 5. Increased Load Capacity – Internal decking increases your load capacity when coupled with regular scaffolding. Your workers will be able to get on with their job, with little risk when getting on and off the scaffold. Get in Touch For More Information If you have any questions about Network Scaffold’s safety decking systems, please do not hesitate to contact us...Read Moreabout The Benefits of Internal Safety Decking