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Top 5 Questions Asked About Scaffolding

Top 5 Questions Asked About Scaffolding

By on Feb 23, 2023 in Blog, Scaffolding |

As a leading scaffolding company, we often get asked questions here and there about scaffolding from our clients. In this article by Network Scaffold Services, we have gathered the top 5 questions and we have answered them for you in more detail. Continue reading to learn more about scaffolding.

What Is Scaffolding Used For?

Scaffolding is a temporary elevated platform used to support and provides workers with enough room while they perform their duties. Scaffolding is also used to store building equipment and materials without the hassle of going up and down ladders, meaning it’s a great time saver for constructors and much safer than climbing ladders.

Can I Still Access My Building With Scaffolding?

All of our operations can take place during off-peak hours, meaning no restrictions for daily access to your building. You may need to arrange a temporary pavement or street closure permit from your local council until work is completed. You will need to place safety barriers and signs on footpaths nearby to warn the general public to stay clear while ensuring there is pavement access for disabled members of the public.

Do I Need To Apply For Permit?

If scaffolding is erected within your property, you don’t need to apply for a permit. However, if the scaffolding is erected on or over a public road, highway, pavement or footpath, a permit will be required. Scheduling work during off-peak hours may be required for the permit to be approved by the local council. We can help with the application process but you will need to have the right paperwork in place and ensure it’s approved before any work begins.

Can Scaffolding Be Erected On Uneven Ground?

For health and safety reasons, scaffolding can not be erected on uneven ground. In doing so, could increase the risk of collapsing or falling of scaffold parts and endangering workers. The ground should be as level as possible and be able to support the weight of the scaffolding in all weather conditions.

How Do You Manage Health & Safety?

No matter how big or small the project is, the general health and safety of all parties involved is crucial. Our top priority is the health and safety of workers and the general public. During all of our operations, we follow a strict health and safety policy and our scaffolding team is very familiar with following it. To prevent falls of workers and materials on scaffolding, we install handrail edge protection as part of our access scaffolding service.

Do You Require Scaffolding Services?

At Network Scaffold Services, we are a Derby-based scaffolding company but we also serve the other areas of Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Nottingham, Loughborough, and the Midlands. Our services include access scaffolding, scaffolding, and scaffolding erecting.

We hope you found this article informative and your question has been answered thoroughly. Have you a question that has not been mentioned above? Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions page on our website. Otherwise, please contact us about our scaffolding services.