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A Brief History of Scaffolding

A Brief History of Scaffolding

By on Feb 24, 2022 in Blog |

There have been many books written regarding significant famous events and various industrial topics. But there does not seem to be many books written about scaffolding becoming such a widely used practice around the world. At Network Scaffolding in Derby, we enjoy interesting providing trivia regarding our beloved industry. Whilst the entire history of scaffolding would be near impossible to cover in one post; we will do our best to illustrate how scaffolding became the primary way for workers to work on construction sites.  The Construction of the Pyramids  Most industries have quite humble beginnings, however, scaffolding did not. One of the first instances if scaffolding being used was for the on of the seven wonders of the world; that being the great pyramids of Egypt.  It was the sturdy footing the scaffolding offered along with accompanying practicality which made scaffolding so popular amongst the ancient Egyptians.  During scaffolding’s infancy, the construction was particularly popular with the ancient Greeks as well. The 5th century vase; The Berlin Foundery Cup details Greeks using scaffolding for various constructions.  Victorian Times Whilst there were many developments in the world of scaffolding, it was not until the Victorian times there were notable changes. During this period; structures were held together with hemp rope and wire whilst frames were made of rope.  It was not until the early 1900’s that metal scaffolding became the primarily used method in the western hemisphere and bamboo became popular in many Asian countries. Present Day Scaffolding has taken many forms in the present day. We have covered how scaffolding differs around the world but largely scaffolding takes rather similar forms as well as adhering to very thorough health and safety regulations. Contact Us  We hope you have provided some interesting information regarding the history of scaffolding. If you have any other questions regarding scaffold erecting in Derby, please do not hesitate to contact...

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Winter Tips for Erecting Scaffolding in Derbyshire

Winter Tips for Erecting Scaffolding in Derbyshire

By on Jan 26, 2022 in Blog, Scaffolding |

Nearly a year ago, DerbyshireLive reported of the significant investment which is being made into various projects in aid of boosting the economic growth of the local area as the country emerged from another national lockdown. With so many projects due to begin or revisited this coming year; we thought it might be helpful to take a look at some of the useful information regarding erecting scaffolding in Derbyshire.  It was reported a colossal £700 million was invested into around 11 different projects. It was no surprise that PwC Demos Good Growth for Cities estimated the city of Derby; would be one of the fastest to recover from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.  What To Do First?  Before even starting to erect your scaffolding, you must ensure you and your colleagues are safe. One of the many ways you can do this is by ensuring the correct training is carried out before hand.  Before you start to construct the scaffolding, you will want to thoroughly inspect your working environment. This will help to identify any potential hazard and problems that could arise later in the project.  The Winter Months  Like many UK destinations north of London, weather conditions can get quite treacherous and unpredictable in the winter months.  This can create quite the conundrum when it comes to how best to erect your scaffolding.  Some of the extra advice we have during the winter is: Ensure good communication is available between your employees– When putting up your scaffolding it is of paramount importance to ensure employees working on site have easily accessible lines of communication to each other incase of any potential accidents or incidents.  Make sure employees wrap up warm– This one might seem like a no-brainer, even if you employee does not like wearing warmer clothing, ensure they are wearing appropriate clothing. During the colder months, it can get very cold in Derby. This rings especially if you are working at higher altitude.  Ensure non-slip footwear is worn– Following on from our recent comment, wearing non-slip footwear should be mandatory especially during colder months where the weather is not as glorious. Winter months can be extremely wet and slippery, therefor, appropriate footcare is required.  Employees...

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Your Guide to Scaffold Erecting

Your Guide to Scaffold Erecting

By on Dec 24, 2018 in Blog |

Scaffold erecting and dismantling is a high-risk activity, not just to those carrying out the work but also other workers on the site and the general public. Here we will look at some of the considerations you need to make when using scaffolding on your project, no matter how big or small. Protecting the Public from Scaffold Erecting The following steps from Network Scaffold will ensure members of the public are safe whilst your project is ongoing. Obtaining a temporary pavement or street closure Operating during quieter hours, such as mornings, evenings and weekends Incorporate fans, crash decks and ‘tunnels’ as early as possible into your scaffold Put up barriers and signs to divert the public away from your site Store scaffolding clips and other loose materials safely on the scaffold Don’t raise or lower materials over members of the public or other site workers Scaffold Erecting that Prevents Falls Network Scaffold follows strict working at height regulations to keep on-site workers safe. When lifting or lowering materials, all scaffolders must be clipped on or working within a handing platform that is fully boarded, with double guard rails and toe boards For scaffold erecting and dismantling, a minimum 3 board working platform with a single guardrail is provided Safety harnesses are worn at all times, fitted with 1.75m length lanyard and a 55m opening scaffold hook A safe ladder is incorporated into all scaffold erecting operations Scaffolders should not be going up and down scaffolds without proper ladder access and safe working platforms on each lift worked on Contact the Scaffold Erecting Experts Today Network Scaffold have years of experience providing scaffold erecting services from our base in Derby, all across the Midlands, including Staffordshire, Loughborough, Tamworth and Nottingham. Get in touch with our friendly team to receive your no-obligation quote for scaffolding on your next...

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Scaffold Erecting Throughout the Midlands

Scaffold Erecting Throughout the Midlands

By on Sep 15, 2018 in Blog |

Are you looking for scaffold erecting in the Midlands? Then you need a contractor who is reliable, professional and puts health and safety of not only their team and client but also the public. The answer, therefore, is Network Scaffold Services UK. Here at Network Scaffold, we understand the importance of a health and safety-conscious contractor. Scaffolding is one of the most dangerous careers in the UK, there are on average over 50 reported major injuries involving scaffolding, and sometimes they result in fatalities. This highlights the importance of choosing a scaffolder who are on top of their health and safety policies. With Network Scaffold Services UK, not only do you get access to safe scaffolding erecting in the Midlands, you’ll also receive excellent workmanship and the best possible advice. Why look anywhere else for scaffolding. Scaffold Erecting with the Environment in Mind Our scaffold erecting in the Midlands from Network Scaffold Services only uses the best materials. We take great pride in our scaffolding being environmentally friendly. We are aware that scaffold operations, and those of the construction industry in general, can lead to negative impacts on the environment and the surrounding public, some of which can be long-lasting. Our efforts are designed to provide the scaffolding that causes little to no impact on the surrounding areas. In an attempt to reduce the negative impact, we always utilise all resources as efficiently as possible and strive to reduce pollution whilst recycling and effective waste management. View our environmental policy for more information. Request a No-Obligation Quote for Scaffolding Services So, if you’re looking for responsible scaffold erecting and would like to find out more about any of our scaffolding services, please do not hesitate to get in touch. You can also find out more about our services...

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Expert scaffold erecting in Derby for domestic projects

Expert scaffold erecting in Derby for domestic projects

By on Jan 19, 2018 in Blog |

Winter conditions can make outdoor construction difficult. For this reason, when it comes to scaffold erecting in Derby for domestic projects, it is important that you choose a contractor that puts health and safety at the top of its list of priorities whilst also meeting your exact requirements. At Network Scaffolding Services UK Ltd, we care about our customers and their projects which is why we always go the extra mile to ensure that your scaffolding is safe and secure at all times. Throughout our lengthy career, we have built a strong reputation on being industry leaders in the Derbyshire area. Therefore have acquired a wealth of knowledge and experience which enables us to offer our customers a range of solutions. Our services extend to private individuals, local authorities, house building contracts and we can even provide you with bespoke scaffold erecting services. Professional Scaffold Erecting in Derby Working at great heights in wet and icy conditions makes it all the more important to choose a professional contractor for your scaffold erecting, no matter how big or small your project may be. At Network Scaffold Services UK Ltd, we pride ourselves on offering a safe, professional and reliable service from start to finish. Our experts use only the best resources meaning we can overcome the most complex of projects – even in the harshest of conditions. So, whether you’re looking for a contractor to support you during a complete construction project, or for repairs and general maintenance work, we can help. We are a long-standing member of the Scaffolding Association and we are also recognised by the Safety Schemes in Procurement so you can feel at ease knowing that your safety, and the safety of those around you, will always come first. Speak to us today for Scaffolding Services We are a service-led company which works to legislative standards and operational procedures. We are committed to good working practice for all contracts that we undertake and we pride ourselves on delivering high standards and an excellent level of workmanship. If you are interested in our scaffolding erecting in Derby, please contact our team for a no-obligation quote or to find out more about how we can help you. You...

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