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
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. 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
Health and safety concerns are of the utmost importance when it comes to working with scaffolding. The Work at Height Regulations 2005 provide generally recognised guidelines for the required configuration of scaffolding, and it’s extremely important that all scaffolding is assembled in accordance with these requirements. In order to adhere properly to these regulatory requirements, it’s essential that any scaffolding you use is designed by a bespoke calculation, and erected and dismantled appropriately, by a competent, qualified person. This is where we come in! At Network Scaffold Services UK Ltd we understand the importance of proper health and safety considerations when it comes to our work, and health and safety is an integral part of the management and function of our organisation. Our Scaffolding promise As an organisation, we are committed to continually reviewing and improving our health and safety management activities, and ensuring that our work is conducted in accordance with set principles of health and safety. These principles include complying with all applicable laws and regulations, and taking due care to ensure that activities are safe for employees, associates, subcontractors and others who come into contact with our work, including the general public, by working closely with our customers and suppliers to establish proper health and safety standards. We also ensure that we communicate our health and safety approach throughout our organisation, and to any other interested parties, and train our employees to understand the importance of health and safety in their work. When you choose Network Scaffold Services, you can rest assured that you’re choosing an organisation that keeps health and safety regulations at the heart of everything we do. Contact us for more information If you require any scaffolding services or need advice about health and safety concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us and speak to a member of our fantastic team...Read Moreabout The Importance of Health and Safety when Working with Scaffolding
When you’re choosing the scaffolding you need for your job, it’s important that you properly understand the types of scaffolding available, and their uses. So, what is access scaffolding, and is it the right scaffolding for your job? Access scaffold structures are ideal for providing temporary access for areas that are difficult to access without some sort of scaffolding. What projects are suited to access scaffolding? Access scaffold can be used for a variety of activities, and it’s most suited for work repairing and maintaining roofs, work on new build houses, and as shoring for unstable structures whilst property redevelopment takes place. Why choose Network Scaffold Services? We are a BS OHSAS 18001:2007 accredited contractor and a member of the Scaffolding Association, and we guarantee a professional, friendly, and high standard of workmanship to help you to complete your project smoothly. If you require access scaffold structures, we will do our utmost to ensure that we provide you with the perfect, reliable, scaffolding solution. Our promise At Network Scaffold Services, we can provide access scaffold structures that will not only meet your specific requirements but exceed your expectations. As part of our access scaffold service, we provide a site survey, site management, comprehensive support from start to finish, and a bespoke scaffolding design using the best materials. In addition, we guarantee compliance with all applicable health and safety laws and regulations and provide inspections through our fully trained operatives. Our operations also adhere to our strict environmental policy, to reduce any potential negative impacts on the surrounding environment. Contact us for more information If you require any scaffolding services or would like a no-obligation quotation for access scaffold structures, please don’t hesitate to contact us and speak to a member of our fantastic team. If you have any questions, please visit our dedicated FAQ section, where we answer your frequently asked...Read Moreabout What is Access Scaffolding?
There are many things you’ll be considering if you’re starting a new construction project, but is the environment one of them? If not, then you might be interested to learn that the construction sector contributes significantly to air and water pollution, is responsible for a huge amount of landfill waste, and is a leading contributor to climate change. At Network Scaffold Services, we’re aware of the toll that our work, and that of the construction industry in general, can take on our planet. With this in mind, we’re committed to trying to reduce the negative impact that our work has on the environment. Our environmental impact commitment At Network Scaffold Services we are committed to utilising any resources required for our work as efficiently as possible. We do this by promoting recycling and waste management, and encouraging energy conservation wherever possible. We also aim to reduce the waste, pollution, and other negative emissions that result from our work, and ensure that we strictly adhere to all relevant environmental legislative practices and regulations. As an additional layer of our environmental commitment, we also ensure that all of our staff are trained in line with our environmental policy, to ensure that it’s completely understood, and complied with at all times. Our promise to you Our goal is to strike the perfect balance between fulfilling our client’s requirements, to the utmost standards of safety, and ensuring that we minimise the effect of our work on the environment. We are committed to the upkeep and development of these goals, and we pride ourselves on providing cost-effective, high-quality solutions to our clients, combined with our environmental policy, to deliver an all-round package. Contact us for more information If you require any scaffolding services, or have any questions about our work to reduce our environmental impact, please don’t hesitate to contact us and speak to a member of our fantastic team...Read Moreabout Reducing the Environmental Impact of our Work