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New Homes in Nottingham Will Need Scaffolding

New Homes in Nottingham Will Need Scaffolding

By on May 3, 2021 in Blog |

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...

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Scaffolding Services You Can Rely On

Scaffolding Services You Can Rely On

By on Oct 15, 2020 in Blog |

Looking for scaffolding in Nottingham and the surrounding areas? Look no further! Network Scaffold provide a range of professional scaffolding services to clients throughout the Midlands, including Nottingham, Derbyshire, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire, Lichfield, Tamworth, and Loughborough. No matter what your site requirements are, you can rely on us to provide you with an excellent scaffold solution, designed to help you to complete your project to the best of your ability. We offer our services to private individuals, local authorities, industrial and commercial sectors, and house building construction applications. Here is a breakdown of our services – Access Scaffold Erecting We specialise in erecting and dismantling access scaffolding for a variety of projects, ensuring that you have the platform you need to complete your projects safely and efficiently. Access scaffolding is ideal for maintenance and repair work, new builds, demolition and roof work. We offer a variety of access scaffolding solutions and can provide a bespoke scaffold system if required. Edge Protection Our edge protection systems include mesh barrier systems, counterweight systems, tubular guardrail solutions and screen protection systems. Our counterweight systems, screen protection systems and mesh barrier systems have been manufactured to comply with EN 13374 Class A requirements. While our net barrier systems meet EN 13374 Class C requirements. Alloy Towers All of our team are trained in accordance with the 2005 Working at Height regulations, and with our years of experience in the scaffolding industry, you won’t find a safer provider of alloy towers. Using an alloy tower provides a stable work area, and increases the chances of a job being completed in a shorter space of time. Our alloy towers are made with aluminium, and plastic locking joints are used, to ensure there is no need for additional tools. Scaffolding Design It’s a requirement of 2005 Working at Height Regulations that your scaffolding is assembled to a generally recognised standard and designed using bespoke calculations, ensuring adequate strength, rigidity and stability while it’s erected, in use, and dismantled. Our team will work with you to ensure that your scaffold is designed appropriately to the specification of your project. Get in Touch for More Information If you have any questions about scaffolding in Nottingham, please do...

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Scaffolding Provider Supporting Mental Health Awareness

Scaffolding Provider Supporting Mental Health Awareness

By on Oct 15, 2019 in Blog |

As a considerate employer and scaffold provider Network Scaffold, always ensure all of our staff are supported through any mental health issues. In our latest blog, we are going to discuss a new initiative from the National Access and Scaffolding Confederation to support scaffolders. World Mental Health Day supports Scaffolders The National Access and Scaffolding Confederation recently announced, as part of World Mental Health Day on 10th October 2019, that they will be offering free guidance and advice on mental health. The aim of this campaign is to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health and raising awareness of the different support services available to workers in the scaffolding industry. This has been one of the key objectives of the NASC’s Head for Heights campaign, which started last year. One of the key achievements of the campaign to date has been the production of SG38:19, dedicated health and wellbeing policy guidance. This document is designed to help employers adopt a clear approach to provision and includes resources, advice and contact details of other organisations who can provide support. Another resource from the NASC is the mental health toolbox talk, which has been circulated to over 300 members and is a short presentation that instructs employers how to start conversations with their employees about their mental health. Safe and Secure Scaffolding from Network Scaffold Here at Network Scaffold, we understand the disciplines of health and safety, are integral to providing the best scaffolding for your project. If you’d like to know more about our health and safety procedures, please read our Health & Safety Policy. Want to Work with a Leading Scaffolding Provider? Get in Touch! We regularly work on a mix of domestic and commercial projects right across the East Midlands in areas such as Derby, Nottingham, Burton on Trent and Loughborough plus we branch out to Staffordshire. Our company is continually looking to improve our working practices, which is why we are accredited to BS OHSAS 18001:2007, meaning all of our work meets industry and our customers standards. If you’ve got a project that needs scaffolding in Nottingham, get in touch...

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What is the Best Type of Scaffolding in Nottingham?

What is the Best Type of Scaffolding in Nottingham?

By on May 6, 2019 in Blog |

Scaffolding in Nottingham from Network Scaffold has a variety of uses and we know the best type to use, helping you achieve the best results in your building project. Here we are going to look at the three different forms of scaffolding and the sort of jobs you should be using them for: Single Scaffolding – Generally used for brick properties and sometimes referred to as brick scaffolding, consisting of one vertical support. Double Scaffolding – Commonly used for stone masonry, this sort of scaffolding is used on stone walls especially when you can’t always make holes in the wall to attach supports. Consisting of two scaffolding rows, this system is more robust and stands independently. Cantilever Scaffolding – Cantilever scaffolding angles out from a building in scenarios where the scaffold cannot be based on the ground. This system is supported by a chain of needles that are pulled out with holes in the wall. Typically used to reduce the chances of damage to the structure underneath, the cantilevered area extends over slopes or glazed roofs and weak surfaces. Extra care is taken when adding this type of scaffolding to a building. Safety is the Key for Scaffolding in Nottingham Network Scaffold are fully committed to providing the best types of scaffolding, plus making sure it’s completely safe for everyone working on it and the general public surrounding the work. We have a rolling program of continued professional development with all of our staff to ensure we are always working towards the latest industry standards. Network Scaffold is also accredited for BS OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Management), which is a series of policies, procedures and controls that help us maintain the best working conditions and align our health and safety policy with industry standards. Specialists for Scaffolding Services Here at Network Scaffold, we work with a wide range of clients from local authorities, commercial, industrial, housing constructions and private individual projects. If you would like to know more about the types of scaffolding we can provide, please contact us...

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Stay Safe with Scaffolding in Nottingham

Stay Safe with Scaffolding in Nottingham

By on Apr 23, 2019 in Blog |

Scaffolding in Nottingham projects will be incident free if your crew are wearing the correct personal protective equipment (PPE). Working at height carries its own dangers, so making sure your workers are fully trained and competent as well as being in line with the latest regulations is crucial. A staggering 65% of building projects will utilise some sort of scaffold, scaffolding supplies or access systems (such as Alloy Towers) for repairs, maintenance or construction; meaning additional care and hazard awareness is essential. Protection While Working on Scaffolding in Nottingham Here is your checklist for PPE for working on scaffolding – Hard Hat that meets UK Safety Regulations – Every worker on a construction site needs to wear a hard hat that fits and is appropriately sized. This is particularly important for those working at height to provide protection against falling debris, material and objects. Safety Glasses – If your job is deemed to be at risk from flying debris or loose material that could cause damage to your eyes, protective goggles or safety glasses must be worn. Workers in a welding environment must have safety glasses with added UV protection. Protective Gloves – Workers who could be exposed to chemicals, very low temperatures, extremely high temperatures or electrical currents will need protective gloves. Safety Harness – Scaffolders who could be exposed to a fall of six feet or more need to be equipped with a safety harness. Also, note it’s important not to attach the safety harness to the scaffolding structure. Protective Boots – Steel toe cap or protective boots with an anti-slip tread will help protect workers when working with heavy materials on a construction site. As experienced contractors Network Scaffold provide the finest scaffolding in Nottingham for any commercial or domestic project. Health and safety are bred into our culture so we will always ensure every job we work on is as safe as possible. Talk to the Scaffolding in Nottingham Specialists From our base in Derby, we have worked on countless construction projects in Nottingham as well as nearby in Staffordshire, Tamworth and Loughborough. If you’d like to speak to us about your scaffolding in Nottingham requirements, please get in touch today and start working with...

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