Construction hoarding is defined as a fence or barrier between a construction site and the public; with the purpose to simply keep workers safe. Construction sites that are based along pedestrian walkways need plastic hoarding to ensure that there is no interference on-site from the general public. Although additional labour is required, this is definitely a necessary hassle to help keep your site safe. For this blog, Network Scaffold Services will share some of the benefits of hoarding plus some intriguing insights. The Advantages of Construction Hoarding Here are the three main benefits of construction hoarding – Public Safety – As previously mentioned public safety is one of the most benefits of using our construction hoarding. This is the reason a lot of construction sites that are near to public access areas use our products. Hoarding also shows people they cannot enter the area plus you can further enforce the message with signage on your hoarding. To make sure the hoarding is reliable, we would recommend using a system that is wind resistant and safely secured into a base or the ground to prevent tipping. Site Security – One of the best things about using site hoarding is that it keeps your project away from prying eyes. If you are looking to keep your project under wraps, hoarding acts as a visible barrier between your site and the public. The public will also not be able to see your materials and tools being stored on-site, protecting them from potential theft. Branding Your Site – From a marketing perspective, construction hoarding is one of the simplest branding opportunities you can have. Your investment in keeping the public safe can also double as a way to advertise your upcoming project. Branding your site will add brand recognition plus could potentially increase interest and sales once the site opens. Get in Touch for More Information If you have any questions about plastic hoarding available from Network Scaffold Services, please do not hesitate to contact us today. We are also the leading provider of scaffolding and safety decking for clients across...Read Moreabout What is Construction Hoarding?
Safety decking from Network Scaffold Services offers a safe loading solution for a wide variety of construction projects. We have recently started offering safety decks plus plastic hoarding to help give our clients the complete selection of scaffold systems. Network Scaffold are renowned for top quality safety procedures, so investing in durable, multifaceted safety decks was a valuable venture to create the most efficient working environments on construction sites across Derby and the surrounding areas. Safety decks are a fall prevention work platform that protects site workers from any falls from height; which is the number one risk for scaffolders. They also provide a loading workable platform that is often necessary to complete a construction project. 5 Reasons to Choose Our Safety Decking 1. Reduce Installation and Dismantle Times – Traditional scaffolding tubular birdcages are more difficult to put up and take back down. Using safety decks can cut your installation and dismantling times by 70% (according to industry statistics) plus reduce the labour for staff and get the job done much quicker. 2. Ease Pressure on Building Areas – Decking solutions are extremely lightweight with any pressure they add to a build being minimal. You will also limit the weight on the level itself as it lowers the amount of loading required as this will be on deck instead. 3. Self-Contained – Safety decks are an entirely standalone piece of equipment and are completely self-supporting which ensures there is little disruption to your project when it is brought in and taken back out. 4. Installation Doesn’t Require Any Work at Height – One of the main reasons safety decks are used is to maximise safety on sites. Throughout both the installation and dismantle your workers won’t need to worry about working at height. 5. Increased Load Capacity – Internal decking increases your loading capacity meaning your workers can get on with their job with less risk attached to getting on and off the scaffold. Get in Touch With Any Questions If you have any questions about safety decking from Network Scaffold Services, please do not hesitate to contact us...Read Moreabout Why Should I Use Safety Decking?
A new mixed-use development has been announced for the edge of Nottingham, which will create 3000 homes with plenty of scaffolding needed. The £83m packages of Government funding will support the delivery of the infrastructure at Fairham and create new homes and jobs in the area. This project will also deliver a new school, community centre, health centre, sports pitches, community parks plus woodland. Robert Hepwood, Land and Planning Director at Clowes Developments, said: “This funding package from the Government really helps us to make progress on-site across Fairham and start to realise our vision of a green and distinctive new district for Nottingham. “By working in partnership with public bodies we can now accelerate the delivery of new jobs and new homes for Nottinghamshire. We’re sure that people will begin to see further progress on-site throughout this year with our first new homes due to start construction in the autumn.” Next, we will discuss why scaffolding will be crucial to help the project be completed in the quickest time. Knowing When You Need Scaffolding Scaffolding from Network Scaffold Services is required once a thorough risk assessment has concluded it is needed. A risk assessment must by law be carried out on any job where any employees are working at height. It is not a legal requirement when an individual is completing the work privately, but it is common sense to take your safety seriously. Employees that are working at height must by law be safeguarded. Although low-risk jobs such as minor roof repairs to domestic properties could use a ladder, we would always recommend utilising scaffolding or a working platform for Health and Safety reasons as they increase stability and reduce the risk of accidents happening. If you are planning to be working at heigh for long periods of time or moving about at height, then it is important to have a safe working platform such as an appropriately designed scaffolding system. Talk to the Experts If you have a domestic or commercial project in the planning stages, don’t forget to enquire about scaffolding from Network Scaffold. For more information please contact us...Read Moreabout New Homes in Nottingham Will Need Scaffolding
Fall protection systems for scaffolding are a system that is implemented to prevent a fall from occurring on-site. For this blog, Network Scaffold Services will talk you through fall protection systems in greater detail. They should be appropriate for the intended task with scaffolders fully trained and competent in how to use them safely. All equipment needs to be inspected regularly (on a monthly basis) by a competent person and before each use. If a worker falls, the arresting force on the safety harness must be under 610kg. Lanyards need to be suitable for use plus the size of the worker. Anchor points must be reasonable and ready to take the force of someone falling. You will need to have procedures and an emergency plan in place describing in detail how to rescue a worker who falls from height. Individuals using fall arrest systems cannot work alone. What are Different Types of Fall Protection Systems? Personal fall protection systems will ensure an individual worker is protected while work is undertaken at height and as already stated, must be appropriate for the intended work. A fall restraint system prevents the worker from getting too close to some place they could fall from. Work positioning systems will allow a worker to be stable when working hands-free. Fall arrest systems will catch an individual or a worker if they fall and can be used with a life rail system and horizontal lifeline that allows them horizontal movement while being hooked on. This type of system requires a high level of supervision and competency. All workers must be fully trained for using fall arrest systems and safety harnesses. Ongoing competency needs to be demonstrated and assessed. Get in Touch with the Scaffolding Experts If you would like to know more about fall protection systems, please do not hesitate to contact Network Scaffold Services today. We are the leading scaffolding providers for domestic and commercial clients across Derby and the surrounding...Read Moreabout Understanding Fall Protection Systems for Scaffolding
Here at Network Scaffold Services, we specialise in offering scaffolding services across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Loughborough, Staffordshire and the surrounding areas of the Midlands. With a vast array of services available that all adhere to the latest health and safety regulations, we’re well equipped to help with any queries that you may have. One of our FAQs is people asking what scaffolding they may need. In order to explore this in more depth, we’ve put together the following article. It’s extremely important to give scaffold services full consideration as cutting corners can often lead to potentially fatal results. 2019 saw scaffolding injuries fall to an all-time low according to the NASC with only 74 incidents reported throughout the year. Our commitment to keeping safe, from pedestrians to your workers, means that we’re aiming to continue bringing this number further and further down. Bespoke Scaffolding Required Due to the Work at Height Regulations 2005, it is required that your scaffolding is assembled to a generally recognised standard configuration. It must also be designed using bespoke calculation ensuring that adequate strength, rigidity and stability are guaranteed whilst it’s being erected, used and dismantled. Here at Network Scaffold Services Stafford, we understand that and work hard to ensure that any scaffold gets properly designed around your project’s specification. In order for us to be able to design your bespoke scaffolding across Derbyshire and the surrounding Midlands, we will need certain information to base our design upon. This includes a variety of information including anything from the location of the site to the maximum working loads to be imposed on the scaffold. To see the full list of information to include, you can take a look at our scaffold design page. What Bespoke Scaffold Design is Available? Here at Network Scaffold Services Stafford, we have provided scaffolding for a variety of sites across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Loughborough and Staffordshire. Therefore, you can trust us to cater for a wide variety of projects. In order to provide our clients with the ultimate experience, we also offer the following services: Access Scaffold Erecting Edge Protection Alloy Towers As a part of each of these services, our team can work alongside you to understand your needs and supply...Read Moreabout What Scaffolding Do I Need?