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Your Guide to a Career in Scaffolding

Your Guide to a Career in Scaffolding

By on Nov 26, 2019 in Blog |

Here at Network Scaffold, we understand the importance of having the right qualifications before starting a career in scaffolding. You can begin at entry level as a scaffolding labourer or trainee without formal qualifications, and through on-going training and industry recognised courses carve a career out within the industry. The UK scaffolding sector is made up of thousands of companies of all shapes and sizes. Network Scaffold understands the importance of developing younger staff, which is the reason we are part of the Scaffolding Association, which also helps us to constantly improve our practice to be the best in the industry. With safety in mind, we are also accredited by Safety Schemes in Procurement and recognised as a SMAS Worksafe Contractor. Training Tips for Budding Scaffolders If you are considering a career in scaffolding, here are some essential tips to help you succeed and reach your full potential. Choose the right course and training provider – When deciding which course to enrol onto, you need to make sure the training you will receive is of the highest standard and leads to recognised and relevant qualifications. Scaffolding apprenticeships aren’t age-restricted, meaning anyone can start a course if they choose to. Scaffolding places a large emphasis on English and Mathematics, so having existing qualifications in these areas is also beneficial. Hard Work Pays Off – Pay attention at all times during your training, turn up to training prepared and on time and always ask questions about things you don’t understand and always stay motivated. Combine Work Experience with Training – There is no substitute for real on-the-job experience, so being able to combine training qualifications with working experience will help you get a better understanding of what you are being taught and how it applies to different parts of the job. Leading Providers of Scaffolding in Derby Network Scaffold are the leading providers of scaffolding in Derby, with our experienced team boasting a wealth of experience on both domestic and commercial projects. If you’d like to know more about our services, please contact us today. We are based in Derby, but also offer support to nearby areas such as Staffordshire, Nottingham, Loughborough and...

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Experts in Scaffold Erecting and Dismantling

Experts in Scaffold Erecting and Dismantling

By on Sep 4, 2019 in Blog |

High-quality scaffolding from Network Scaffold gives you a safe and secure platform to work at elevated levels on numerous types of buildings. We often work with construction firms on new build sites or on revamping the look of buildings that may have seen better days. Our access scaffolding gives you easy access (excuse the pun) to ceilings plus building facades. But what happens when it’s time to remove the scaffolding from the building? Have a read below at how our team will safely dismantle your scaffolding. Your Five-Step Guide to Dismantling Scaffolding 1. First, we will clear a space nearby to set the dismantled pieces of scaffolding down. Once the scaffold is dismantled, we will set it aside for inspection later. In this space for the dismantled parts, we will need enough room for truck access to transport the parts to a loading area. 2. Now we will examine the entire scaffold structure. This begins with the base, making sure the structure is sound and there are no visible hazards. Any ties that have previously been removed must now be put back in place. Next, we check each individual platform to make sure the wood hasn’t been damaged during your project. If the wood has been damaged, then we will remove it and replace it. 3. The dismantling of the scaffold starts at the top, removing the guardrail and posts initially using the necessary tools. We will then pass the components down from person to person and will clear this area to prevent any pieces falling on members of your team. 4. The remainder of the platform will be removed from the section below. The ties which hold the structure to the building will only be removed once the entire platform they support is removed. Dismantling scaffolding works exactly the same as its construction – only in reverse. 5. Finally, we will examine all of the scaffolding components now they have been removed. Parts that are beyond repair will be set aside for disposal later. Network Scaffold are extremely safety conscious scaffold providers and would not supply any parts that could lead to any injuries. All of the undamaged and repairable pieces will then be transported from the site....

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Using Alloy Towers Safely with Network Scaffold

Using Alloy Towers Safely with Network Scaffold

By on Mar 13, 2019 in Blog |

Our specialist team at Network Scaffold who deal with alloy towers have sufficient training in accordance with the Working at Height (2005) Regulations. Our years of experience and knowledge of scaffolding enables them to – Carry out their duties at the level of responsibility allocated to them Understand any potential hazards related to the work (or equipment) under consideration Detect any technical defects or omissions that work (or equipment), recognise any implications for health and safety caused by those defects or omissions, and be able to specify remedial to mitigate those implications Alloy towers from Network Scaffold are one of the ways you can prevent a fall when working at height! Working with Alloy Towers! Once your scaffold alloy towers are assembled stay safe by following these essential tips – Adopt a three-point grip when climbing scaffolding; this can be two feet and one hand or two hands and one foot Use strong and sturdy safety boots ensures better footing on scaffolding Always wear a safety helmet when using a scaffold tower Invest in a tool tray to keep your tools within arm’s reach but away from your feet British weather can be unpredictable so we would recommend never using an alloy tower in high winds, if you have broken or misplaced any parts or if it has any incompatible components. Also never use a scaffold tower as a support for a ladder, trestles or any other access equipment. Assembling and dismantling allow towers can be potentially dangerous, which is the reasons our staff are fully trained and put health and safety at the forefront of any project we get involved in. Network Scaffold – Leading Providers of Alloy Towers Using our years of experience in the scaffolding industry our highly skilled operatives can provide alloy towers and all other types of scaffold erecting for domestic and commercial projects. From our base in Derby, we also service nearby areas such as Staffordshire, Nottingham, Loughborough and more. If you’d like to know more about hiring our range of alloy towers for your next project, please contact...

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Gutter Maintenance Using Scaffolding in Derby

Gutter Maintenance Using Scaffolding in Derby

By on Feb 21, 2019 in Blog |

Scaffolding in Derby from experienced providers Network Scaffold Services will help keep your gutters maintained during lower temperatures and poor weather. Because gutters are in difficult to reach positions, it’s important to use scaffolding so they can be reached safely. Here are some tell-tale signs that your gutters need repairing, such as – Parts of the gutter have broken away and are visible on your lawn You can see plants, mould or moss growing in your gutter Water is leaking over the top of your gutter instead of draining downwards Gutters are being detached from your home Cracks between two pieces of gutter that should be joined together Whereas these issues may require new gutters, these issues will be addressed with regular maintenance using scaffolding. Scaffolding in Derby – The Safer Option Using scaffolding instead of ladders to perform gutter maintenance offers you a safe and stable platform to complete the task.  Network Scaffolding Services will provide scaffolding for other areas of home improvements including house extensions, loft conversions and roofing; making us your one-stop shop for home building, repairs and maintenance. Qualified Providers of Scaffolding in Derby With accreditations as a SMAS Worksafe Contractor, members of the Scaffolding Association and Safety Schemes in Procurement, Network Scaffold Services are the most qualified providers of scaffolding in Derby and the surrounding areas. Our scaffolding service can be used for gutters on any size of domestic or commercial property, you will be blown away by our reliable workmanship. Get in Touch For Superb Scaffolding in Derby Network Scaffold Services has decades of combined industry experience which allows us to turn around tight deadlines and deliver a service which matches our customers need. If you’d like to know about how you can use our scaffolding in Derby, please contact us and speak to one of our friendly...

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Scaffolding Solutions from Network Scaffolding

Scaffolding Solutions from Network Scaffolding

By on Dec 8, 2018 in Blog |

When looking for scaffolding solutions in Derbyshire and the surrounding areas; the only place to go is Network Scaffold. Here are just a few reasons why you should choose Network Scaffold for scaffolding solutions on your next project. 6 Scaffolding Solutions Experience – Our team have handled different construction sites over the years and bring an unmatched wealth of experience in both commercial and domestic projects. Safety first – It’s our job at Network Scaffold to keep everyone working on our sites, as well as the general public safe. We ensure that we comply with all the latest laws and regulations, with safe working conditions of paramount importance. Training – Network Scaffold are committed to providing the best service to our customers, which means our staff need to receive the latest training. We are also members of the governing body the Scaffolding Association as well as being accredited as a SMAS Worksafe Contractor and in Safety Schemes in Procurement. Scaffolding for all seasons – We don’t down tool during the colder months of the year, statistics will tell you having reliable scaffolding in unpredictable weather is a must; with Network Scaffold on hand to help. Budgeting for scaffolding solutions – Here at Network Scaffold we understand the need to work to a budget, but with our years of experience and knowledge, we will definitely find the scaffolding solutions for you. Remember the Heights – All scaffold towers clearly highlight their dimensions, which you can use to assess the working height you require. Our experienced team will help you to choose the right size height tower preventing workers overstretching or falling from a height. Get in Touch for your Scaffolding Solutions Network Scaffold provide the highest quality of scaffolding solutions from our base in Derby, right across the Midlands including Nottingham, Loughborough and Staffordshire. We also offer no obligation quotes for scaffolding solutions, so contact us today to talk to our friendly...

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