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The Benefits of Using Safety Decking

The Benefits of Using Safety Decking

By on Mar 22, 2021 in Blog |

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...

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The Diverse Uses of Safety Decking

The Diverse Uses of Safety Decking

By on Jan 20, 2021 in Blog |

Safety decking from Network Scaffold Services, are often utilised indoors to undertake repairs and redecorating work at ceiling height. These systems are almost always constructed on the inside of the new build properties so tasks such as installing floor joists, plaster boarding and painting ceilings can be completed safely and securely. Because they are internal deck scaffolds, safety decking is usually a lighter duty structure which means they can be built and dismantled quite quickly. Although there should still be full consideration for health and safety regulations. Trade contractors such as painters and joiners need to be assured of a safe working environment just as much as builders working on an open construction site. It is important to remember, this type of decking system needs to be built by qualified scaffolders. What Does Safety Decking Look Like? Safety decking needs to be tied or braced to the scaffolding to make sure that the top boards are stable. This system needs to be tested before it is used to ensure that it does not sway or list to the side. For a safety deck to be safe, close attention needs to be paid to the top work platform which should be built with no gaps. It is advisable that appropriate protective measures like toe guards or rails are included. This structure must offer an enclosed working area for contractors, avoiding any risk of falling through any gaps to meet industry standards. Talk to the Scaffolding Specialists If you are looking for the complete scaffolding system, include safety decks, get in touch with Network Scaffold Services today. We are the leading scaffolding company for clients across Derby and Nottingham, servicing both the domestic and commercial sectors. Network Scaffold has also recently started providing plastic hoarding, which is ideal to protect your construction...

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The Purpose of Plastic Hoarding

The Purpose of Plastic Hoarding

By on Jan 13, 2021 in Blog |

Plastic hoardings can be seen every single day, whether to cover up building works or keep us safe from construction sites. Network Scaffold has recently expanded its services to provide both hoarding and safety decking for our established clients plus new ones. For this blog, we will share some of the ways plastic hoarding can be used in different settings. The Many Uses of Plastic Hoarding Typically a hoarding tends to serve two common purposes – to promote and for health and safety, however, there are a few more to consider – Advertising and Marketing – Hoarding is often used for advertising and marketing by companies or organisations to promote a product where there is high public footfall. Historically these hoardings are cheaper to place than a similar-sized billboard. Entice Customers – Hoardings can also attract business to a company, creating curiosity for development or attraction that is coming soon. The nature of hiding a site behind a hoarding naturally piques people’s interest and with the correct messaging can leave them awaiting the big reveal. Construction Site Hoarding – Health and safety is the main reason for having a building site employ hoarding. Separating the general public from a construction site prevents unauthorised access and improves site security. Additionally, having secure fencing along your perimeter means you can have controlled access to the site for contractors. Plastic hoarding can also be used to communicate health and safety information, providing warnings about potential hazards. This is essential to comply with on-site regulations. Get in Touch to Place Your Order If you would be interested in ordering hoarding, safety decking or scaffolding, please contact Network Scaffold Services today. We offer all of the aforementioned services to customers across Derby, Nottingham and the surrounding areas. Despite the recently announced third UK lockdown, we are classed as an essential business and will remain open and able to serve our...

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What is the difference between Safety Decking and a Work Platform?

What is the difference between Safety Decking and a Work Platform?

By on Dec 30, 2020 in Blog |

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. There are two options for working at height – a work platform or safety decking supplied by Network Scaffold. If a worker is working on safety decking, they will not fall. If they were to fall onto a fall arrest bag, the bag will be cushioned and the g force limited. The fall is not cushioned on 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...

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The Benefits of Internal Safety Decking

The Benefits of Internal Safety Decking

By on Nov 5, 2020 in Blog |

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...

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