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The Changing Face of Safety for Scaffolding in Staffordshire

The Changing Face of Safety for Scaffolding in Staffordshire

By on Jun 19, 2019 in Blog, Scaffolding |

The safety of workers and the general public is of paramount importance when working on sites with scaffolding in Staffordshire. Network Scaffold Services combine a wealth of experience with a meticulous approach towards health and safety. In our latest blog, we are going to look at how safety procedures and legislation have changed over the years to make sites safer. Accident-Free Scaffolding in Staffordshire For some perspective, back in 1977 the National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) reported an astonishing 700 incidents in the UK! Fast forward 40 years to 2017 and this figure has plummeted 87% to 89, with greater emphasis on safety equipment, procedures and guidance. The NASC was founded back in 1945 and provides effective guidance for scaffolders including tips on working at height and has become the world’s reputed authority on all things scaffolding. Innovations in Scaffolding In the early 1900s scaffolding was constructed from wood or bamboo whereas today we use the more robust steel for the scaffold. When metal scaffolding was first used, rope was deemed ineffective which led to brothers Daniel and David Palmer-Jones creating fixings that could hold together both wood and metal scaffolding. They went on to create the Universal Coupler which is still used on construction sites today. The scaffolding industry today has increased guidance from industry bodies (such as NASC) plus the employment of effective training techniques by contractors such as Network Scaffold Services. Scaffolding in Staffordshire from Trusted Suppliers Network Scaffold provide the highest quality of scaffolding in Staffordshire and surrounding areas such as Derby and Nottingham. We believe the key to good business is having a Health and Safety policy that calls for continuous improvement of standards and site management. If you’d like a better idea about our commitment to health and safety download our Manual. Get in touch today for all of your scaffold requirements for commercial and domestic...

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The Evolution of Scaffolding in Lichfield

The Evolution of Scaffolding in Lichfield

By on Jun 10, 2019 in Blog, Scaffolding |

People will always need scaffolding in Lichfield for hard to reach places and the way it is designed is changing. Here are some digital innovations set to dominate the construction industry in the coming years. Scaffolding in Lichfield Goes Digital Until recently the most common communication medium is through a set of printed drawings, but this method can be tricky to visualise what three-dimensional scaffolding will actually look like. These are four different ways construction sites are going digital. Augmented Reality – Taking away the need for printed drawings, augmented reality (AR) allows project managers to walk through a construction site and use tablets to visualise how scaffolding will work in different areas of the building. Augmented Reality on Technical Drawings – Bridging the gap between traditional design methods and digital innovation, you can use AR software on a tablet to bring technical drawings to life and allows you to iron out any potential issues before work begins. Virtual Reality – Using VR headsets you can get an accurate walkthrough of your building and visualise where your scaffolding will fit in. Interactive 3D – Mobile or tablet software allows for a more fluid design process giving you the opportunity to add cantilevers or extra scaffolding to your plan whilst in the office or on-site. Professional and Reliable Scaffolding Platforms Here at Network Scaffold Services, we are a service-led company with lengthy experience for a variety of construction projects in the commercial and domestic sectors. We pride ourselves on providing scaffolding in Lichfield that is health and safety conscious and operate to the latest industry standards and make sure all of our staff have the latest training to ensure our customers get the best service. Network Scaffold strike the balance between customer’s expectations and being environmentally friendly with minimal waste. If you would be interested in working with us on your next construction project, please contact us...

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How to use Landing Chutes with Scaffolding?

How to use Landing Chutes with Scaffolding?

By on May 24, 2019 in Blog, Scaffolding |

Using landing chutes on a multi-storey building construction project is a safe and efficient way to dispose of debris. Network Scaffold are the leading provider of scaffolding in Staffordshire, providing a comprehensive range for any size of the property. Scaffolding – 3 Great Reasons for Using Landing Chutes Efficiency – Being able to send all of your debris down an enclosed chute is a great time saver on-site. Without a chute, your workers would have to throw rubbish out of windows or lower it down in an elevator or stairs. This in itself becomes another manual task for your team to complete during the day or finishing earlier to clean up. Safety – Throwing debris out of a window is a health and safety risk, especially if your workers miss the disposal bin. The debris that ends up on the ground could also prove problematic if someone trips over it and injures themselves. Promote Good Working Practice – As well as being efficient and safe, having a landing chute on-site helps to promote a clean working environment that adheres to industry standards. Without a chute, you would need a crane or lower hoist for heavy debris from upper floors, which will require further downtime to move and use for cleaning up site rubbish. Having a landing chute integrated into your scaffolding system is the fastest way to get rid of waste safely. Providing the Finest Scaffolding in Staffordshire Combining lengthy experience in the construction industry with an emphasis on the best working standards, Network Scaffold provide scaffolding in Staffordshire for a wide range of projects. As a services-led company, we strictly follow the latest health and safety regulations whilst delivering on all the requirements of our customers. Network Scaffold is based in Derby, making us ideally placed to also service customers from Derbyshire, Nottingham, Loughborough, Tamworth and the surrounding areas of the Midlands. If you would like to know about our range of scaffolding or have any questions, please contact us...

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What is the Best Type of Scaffolding in Nottingham?

What is the Best Type of Scaffolding in Nottingham?

By on May 6, 2019 in Blog |

Scaffolding in Nottingham from Network Scaffold has a variety of uses and we know the best type to use, helping you achieve the best results in your building project. Here we are going to look at the three different forms of scaffolding and the sort of jobs you should be using them for: Single Scaffolding – Generally used for brick properties and sometimes referred to as brick scaffolding, consisting of one vertical support. Double Scaffolding – Commonly used for stone masonry, this sort of scaffolding is used on stone walls especially when you can’t always make holes in the wall to attach supports. Consisting of two scaffolding rows, this system is more robust and stands independently. Cantilever Scaffolding – Cantilever scaffolding angles out from a building in scenarios where the scaffold cannot be based on the ground. This system is supported by a chain of needles that are pulled out with holes in the wall. Typically used to reduce the chances of damage to the structure underneath, the cantilevered area extends over slopes or glazed roofs and weak surfaces. Extra care is taken when adding this type of scaffolding to a building. Safety is the Key for Scaffolding in Nottingham Network Scaffold are fully committed to providing the best types of scaffolding, plus making sure it’s completely safe for everyone working on it and the general public surrounding the work. We have a rolling program of continued professional development with all of our staff to ensure we are always working towards the latest industry standards. Network Scaffold is also accredited for BS OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Management), which is a series of policies, procedures and controls that help us maintain the best working conditions and align our health and safety policy with industry standards. Specialists for Scaffolding Services Here at Network Scaffold, we work with a wide range of clients from local authorities, commercial, industrial, housing constructions and private individual projects. If you would like to know more about the types of scaffolding we can provide, please contact us...

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Stay Safe with Scaffolding in Nottingham

Stay Safe with Scaffolding in Nottingham

By on Apr 23, 2019 in Blog |

Scaffolding in Nottingham projects will be incident free if your crew are wearing the correct personal protective equipment (PPE). Working at height carries its own dangers, so making sure your workers are fully trained and competent as well as being in line with the latest regulations is crucial. A staggering 65% of building projects will utilise some sort of scaffold, scaffolding supplies or access systems (such as Alloy Towers) for repairs, maintenance or construction; meaning additional care and hazard awareness is essential. Protection While Working on Scaffolding in Nottingham Here is your checklist for PPE for working on scaffolding – Hard Hat that meets UK Safety Regulations – Every worker on a construction site needs to wear a hard hat that fits and is appropriately sized. This is particularly important for those working at height to provide protection against falling debris, material and objects. Safety Glasses – If your job is deemed to be at risk from flying debris or loose material that could cause damage to your eyes, protective goggles or safety glasses must be worn. Workers in a welding environment must have safety glasses with added UV protection. Protective Gloves – Workers who could be exposed to chemicals, very low temperatures, extremely high temperatures or electrical currents will need protective gloves. Safety Harness – Scaffolders who could be exposed to a fall of six feet or more need to be equipped with a safety harness. Also, note it’s important not to attach the safety harness to the scaffolding structure. Protective Boots – Steel toe cap or protective boots with an anti-slip tread will help protect workers when working with heavy materials on a construction site. As experienced contractors Network Scaffold provide the finest scaffolding in Nottingham for any commercial or domestic project. Health and safety are bred into our culture so we will always ensure every job we work on is as safe as possible. Talk to the Scaffolding in Nottingham Specialists From our base in Derby, we have worked on countless construction projects in Nottingham as well as nearby in Staffordshire, Tamworth and Loughborough. If you’d like to speak to us about your scaffolding in Nottingham requirements, please get in touch today and start working with...

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