Plastic hoarding is something we come across all the time in our daily lives – especially when passing building sites and commercial and residential developments. Hoarding boards have numerous uses, including showcasing advertising whilst safeguarding members of the public from potential hazards on building sites and promoting health and safety. It is actually compulsory to have hoarding in a lot of cases, with some being wooden panel or plastic, such as the ones provided by Network Scaffold Services. For our latest blog, we will talk you through the main uses of plastic hoarding. 6 Ways Plastic Hoarding Benefits Your Project 1. Securing Your Project – Construction design and management regulations state all building firms must take steps to prevent unauthorised entry to their sites; including trespassers or vandals. This means securing a perimeter around the works and installing adequate hoarding before work begins. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) also states companies must physically design site boundaries using appropriate signage. 2. Protect the Public – Hoarding protects the public from any potential injury by providing a barrier between possible dangers such as building equipment plus on-site vehicles, falling objects and any other hazard that could be common on construction sites. 3. Keep a Project Under Wraps – There is plenty of reason you may want to keep your project under wraps until its finished. Site hoarding helps you to do just that, plus your project can blend into the surrounding area, avoiding any unnecessary exposure. 4. Cost-Effective – Hoarding panels are a cost-effective solution that can enhance your advertising plus protect the public in one foul sweep plus you will be able to use it more than once which also saves money. 5. Stimulate Public Interest – With the right design, hoarding graphics can generate plenty of passing interest for a soon-to-be-opened attraction or development. 6. Advertising and Marketing – Using hoarding graphics in an area with high public footfall adds to brands recognition and can help generate interest in the upcoming project or something else the company wants to advertise. These graphics make unobtrusive use of available space. Get in Touch for More Information If you have any questions about plastic hoarding or any other product Network Scaffold...Read Moreabout Plastic Hoarding – A Construction Essential
If you have decided that 2021 is the year you start working on improving the exterior of your home or property it is important to know which projects require scaffolding. Network Scaffold Services are the leading scaffold providers for customers across Derby and Nottingham, plus we know a thing or two about home improvements. For our latest blog, we are going to tell you a number of projects that could require our assistance. 4 Projects That Require Scaffolding 1. Home Improvements – Home improvements are one of the most common reasons for needing scaffolding. This could be a loft conversion, extension, or replacing the roof. Construction workers will use scaffold platforms and access towers to reach your roof, attic or second storey. By contacting Network Scaffold Services while planning your project, we can advise if you will need our range of scaffold or not. 2. Painting – Scaffold makes larger painting jobs much safer for painter or decorators; especially exceptionally high second floors. It will give you a secure place for your tools and paints plus there is less chance of you dropping your paint as it will be stable on this platform. 3. Building Repairs – Whether you are repairing roofs or clearing clogged gutters, scaffolding offers you a safe platform to carry out this work. 4. Window Cleaning – While most window cleaning can be done without a scaffold, if you live in an apartment building or townhouse you will need a scaffold to clean your windows safely. This is again a safety measure to ensure the work is completed without any unwanted injuries. Get in Touch For More Information If you have any questions about any of the products Network Scaffold Services supply, please do not hesitate to contact us today. Don’t forget we now supply safety decking and plastic hoarding; giving you a complete range of materials to be used in domestic and commercial...Read Moreabout Improvement Projects that Need Scaffolding
Network Scaffold has recently started supplying plastic hoarding systems that can be used on internal and external construction projects. No matter which sector our clients operate in, our systems always benefit their projects to progress safely and efficiently. For our latest blog, we are going to share a number of reasons why you should consider using our plastic hoarding. Reasons to Choose Our Plastic Hoarding 1. ISO-9001:2015 Accreditation – ISO-9001 is the international standard that demonstrates an ability to consistently provide products and services that fulfil our clients and the regulatory requirements. As Network Scaffold is accredited by this standard, you can rest assured that we have a proven track record of delivering the best products for our clients. 2. Work Safely – Network Scaffold is a SMAS accredited work safe contractor that is also part of the Scaffolding Association, which means we are compliant with all areas of health and safety and always undertake safe working practices. When choosing Network Scaffold for temporary hoarding, safety on site will never be compromised. 3. Sustainable Hoarding Solutions – External and internal hoarding from Network Scaffold is fully recyclable, making it a much more environmentally friendly system. If sustainability is part of your Corporate Social Responsibility strategy, working with Network Scaffold is the best choice for you. 4. The Best Price – All of the products we offer, including our scaffolding and safety decking is priced fairly and competitively. 5. Quick and Easy to Fit Temporary Hoarding – Our external hoarding systems utilise a simple interlocking mechanism that does not need any ground penetration to fit, which allows hoarding to be fitted quickly and efficiently with minimised project disruption. Additionally, this mechanism removes the need for ground scans and ground reinstatement which can be expensive, leading to significantly lowered expenditure. 6. Advertising Services – Our internal and external hoarding systems can be equipped with Dibond, foamex or vinyl printed graphics of your choice. There is also the possibility of using clip-in posters and multimedia advertising too. Contact Us For More Information If you have any questions about plastic hoarding, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Network Scaffold Services. We also offer scaffolding, safety decking and edge protection, giving...Read Moreabout Why Should I Use Plastic Hoarding?
In the construction industry, falls are the largest cause of accidental death which accounts for 50% of all fatalities. One of the most effective ways to prevent accidents on your site is by using safety decking from Network Scaffold. Remember, if the correct measures are not taken in accordance with the Work at Height Regulations 2005, a person working at height could fall which causes personal injury and possibly a claim for liability. When working at height is unavoidable, you need to use a collective system, for fall prevention – such as safety decks. Our systems are significantly quicker to erect and dismantle plus they provide a safe working environment when compared to traditional methods. 4 Reasons to Choose Our Safety Decking 1. Health and Safety Compliant – Safety decks from Network Scaffold comply with the Work at Height Regulations 2005, where employers and those in control of any work at height activity require the correct type of equipment being used for safety. 2. Fast Assembly – As we have previously mentioned, our safety decks can be installed quicker than traditional solutions. It also provides a level of adaptability which is lacking from alternatives as it has undergone rigorous independent testing beforehand. Because of its level of versatility our customers are able to choose a system that works best for their chosen project. 3. Multi-Location Availability – Network Scaffold is able to offer safety decking services for customers across Derby, Nottingham and the surrounding areas. 4. Durable Decking – Our safety decks require no maintenance making them ideal for all trades in any weather all year round. The robust design and high-quality build mean you get a full, safe and unobtrusive working area with maximum freedom of movement. Get in Touch for a Competitive Quote If you have any questions about safety decking from Network Scaffold Services, please do not hesitate to contact us today for a competitive...Read Moreabout The Benefits of Using Safety Decking
Falling from a height results in numerous workplace fatalities every year, according to HSE, 40 people died as a result of falling from a height at work in 2019. Consequently, if your project involves working at heights, it’s extremely important that work is carried out appropriately, and in line with the relevant legislation, such as the Work at Height Regulations 2005, in order to ensure the protection of staff and passers-by. Plan properly It’s important that any work involving scaffolding is planned stringently, ensuring that you have the appropriate equipment required for the job, along with competent supervision from people with the knowledge and experience required to complete the job properly. Only work at a height when it’s necessary It’s important to consider the practicalities of the individual jobs required as part of your project. If any jobs can feasibly be done from the ground, then they should be carried out this way. Only work that cannot be carried out from the ground should be carried out at a height. Use appropriate scaffolding When work is required that must be carried out at a height, it’s important that the proper equipment is used. Such jobs must be evaluated in order to consider whether they can be carried out with a step ladder, or whether scaffolding is required, read more about when you need scaffolding here. When work does require scaffolding, it’s important that you choose a scaffolding supplier with good health and safety procedures. Choosing a reputable organisation to design, erect and deconstruct your scaffolding according to industry requirements, will help to ensure the safety of your staff when working at a height is unavoidable. Contact us for more information If you require any scaffolding services or need advice about health and safety issues, please don’t hesitate to contact us and speak to a member of our fantastic team...Read Moreabout Preventing Falls When Working at a Height