Up Scaffolding Blog //up-scaffolding.co.uk/blog Scaffolding Company in Essex, South East Mon, 08 Oct 2018 13:03:43 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 //wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 A Guide to Scaffold Use in the Construction //up-scaffolding.co.uk/blog/a-guide-to-scaffold-use-in-the-construction/ //up-scaffolding.co.uk/blog/a-guide-to-scaffold-use-in-the-construction/#respond Mon, 08 Oct 2018 13:03:43 +0000 //up-scaffolding.co.uk/blog/?p=74 In the construction industry, there is always a high risk of the workers who use a scaffold to reach the higher heights and work in the construction sites risking their lives all for executing the work properly.   There have been cases of so many accidents caused in and around the UK due to scaffolding […]

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In the construction industry, there is always a high risk of the workers who use a scaffold to reach the higher heights and work in the construction sites risking their lives all for executing the work properly.

 

There have been cases of so many accidents caused in and around the UK due to scaffolding accidents that it has come to a point when the official has to put guidelines to the makers of the scaffoldings to follow certain guidelines to be in compliance with the safety standards.

 

The construction is workers are also advised to choose only such type of scaffoldings for their construction site which ensures their full safety and does not have the slightest of quality issues as far as the safety standards are concerned.

 

We will have a look at these guidelines later on, in this article but first, let us discuss the types of scaffolding used for various kinds of work by the construction companies and the types available at the scaffolding companies in Essex for the work.

 

To start with, the scaffoldings are mainly made keeping in mind the height and mode of work for which is needed by the construction workers. There is one for the highest heights and there is one for the in-house works too. The scaffolding hire Essex depends on the work on the construction site and thus, the safety measures are taken in that way too.

 

The types of scaffoldings used for the construction work are the trestle scaffolding which is used for construction sites of up to 5metres, the steel scaffolding which is made up if steel and scores high on the safety concerns, the suspended scaffolding which is basically used for exterior works through the means of hanging, patented scaffolding which is also made of steel and found in the market in readymade condition.

 

Other than these there are cantilever scaffolding, single and double scaffolding, Kwikstage scaffolding, etc. which are also used to carry out the work on the interiors and exteriors of the construction area. Most of them do provide easy erection and dismantling and so the buyers of all these types are available in the market for the best purpose.

 

Now let us discuss the basic guidelines needed to use the scaffoldings in the construction sites in and around the UK

 

To cut down the risk factors of the workers on the construction sites, firstly there is a need for them to follow certain safety guidelines, which are

 

  • The scaffolding should be assembled or dismantled under expert guidance. It means that only the ones who have knowledge and experience in doing this would be allowed to do this job of erection and taking down so that just anyone from the crowd cannot do this and invite unnecessary accidents due to lack of knowledge for the same.

 

  • The construction company must provide access of safe ladders to reach the scaffolding top and must not climb or jump to be there this is done to prevent any kind of accident while doing the same as some scaffoldings are high in height and formal climbing can hurt the workers in many ways.

 

  • When the scaffolding lumbers are created, it is advised to use the scaffold-grade ones only to avoid any quality issues.

 

  • Every construction site must have trained professionals who have dealt with scaffolding earlier. He would guide all the workers as to how to use the scaffolding safely and in what way it should be assembled or dismantled to avoid any risk factors. In his expert guidance, the accidents can be prevented by a greater extent.

 

  • Every scaffolding must have toeboards and guards installed in them which are 2 frames or 10 feet above the ground to ensure that the worker does not find any difficulty while using the scaffolds for the work purpose.

 

  • The scaffolds always carry a limit till which it can be loaded with humans and materialistic stuff required for the construction purpose. But while making one (or buying one) make sure it is capable of holding at least 3 times more load than the set limit. As it is evident that in every construction site the work pressure is high and no one is really going to weigh the load before boarding the scaffoldings. So, this measure is a very important one to cut down the risks by a greater extent.

 

These are the basic guidelines that not only the makers of the scaffoldings must follow but the buyers must also keep in mind while buying one. Some scaffoldings are not bought but hired for a certain period and then when the work is done, it is returned to the owners; these second-hand scaffoldings must be checked thoroughly for any risk factors before the next use. The scaffolding Essex ensures that these guidelines are met and the workers remain safe in the construction sites.

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The scaffoldings play an integral part in the building constructions work. Right from the starting till the end and even thereafter, the use and importance of scaffoldings never die down. It is more needed when the construction work is of a high rise; you simply cannot do without a scaffolding to carry out the constructions works entirely.

To let you know, what actually a scaffolding is, well, in simple words, it can be depicted as a ladder which is built specially to move up and down in the constructions work of a building and not only designated to the indoors for carrying out minor household works.

When you hire scaffolding services, you must consider these important things and only finalize the type of scaffolding that would meet the needs of your building constructions work. Also, the cost of different types of scaffolding varies accordingly to the materials and the gravity of the work they are able to execute.

Scaffolding Types

The types of scaffolding hire depend majorly on the kind of construction work that is carried out. So, people must have an extensive knowledge of the types of scaffoldings that are found on the market before knowing anything else. The types of scaffolding available for hire are

  • Staircases
  • Edge Protection
  • Chimney Stacks
  • Trestle scaffoldings
  • Ramps
  • Temporary Roofs
  • Suspended scaffoldings
  • Netting, Monoflexing
  • Single and double layered scaffoldings
  • Bridging
  • Designed Scaffolds
  • Structure Support
  • Kwikstage scaffoldings
  • Loading Bays

All these above types of scaffoldings are used for different purposes but the common things to consider about all of them are the same- the safety that they provide to the workers working on them. We will know more in details below.

Things to consider before hiring a scaffolding of any type

Before we, root for certain scaffolding companies to get the best scaffoldings for our building constructions to work, we should consider these important things and only then should we finalize the concerned companies for hiring the scaffoldings.

These things must be checked because the scaffoldings are nothing sort of just a building construction instruments; it literally bears the burden of men and materials of the construction site and any outfall in the quality of the scaffoldings can lead to even risking the lives of the workers who use the scaffoldings or may damage the building construction materials that are loaded on those scaffoldings.

Here are the things to consider before buying or hiring one

  • Obviously, the first and foremost important thing to consider is the safety that the scaffolding provide the workers. And by safety, it means, the strength of the scaffoldings to bear the heavyweights of the workers and construction materials. Some scaffolding is tightened in the joints with extra care; those are the types of scaffoldings that you must prefer to buy. Also, going by the brands and reviews is suggested because you can’t make any compromises with the lives of so many workers buy buying cheap quality scaffoldings.
  • When needed for high rise construction works like large apartments, you must hire such scaffoldings which can attain heights. If you hire a smaller sized scaffolding then you might face problem in going upwards using it.
  • The durability and warranty periods must also be considered when you need to buy a scaffolding as they cost high and buying one frequently may take a dig at your budget.
  • You should go for easily assembling scaffoldings that do not complicate the process of folding and unfolding. They are portable and easy to use, plus they save the working time of the workers who have to spend so much time assembling the otherwise complicated scaffoldings.
  • Lastly, the feature of providing technical assistance to the workers work wonder in easing the construction work by a notch better. You should always opt for such scaffoldings which provide technical assistance.

Cost of hiring do matter

Well, the above-mentioned types and things to consider before you buy a scaffolding are the basic guidelines for hiring a scaffolding for construction work purposes. But the hiring process and the costs must also be we taken care of if you don’t want to bear the burden of heavy expense. Normally the scaffolding Essex, London and other scaffolding companies have scaffolding in every size and form within budgets of the normal clients. But if you want to go for the best qualities, then obviously the budget would increase. The approximate cost of hiring scaffolding services in London ranges between £550 (the cheaper ones) and £900 (the best in quality.

You should be able to differentiate between the qualities of the scaffolding before pending those bucks on them. If you didn’t have any idea, then you must make sure the construction workers choose hem for you. As because you can’t risk so many lives in exchange for a few amounts of money.

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Scaffolds are an inherent part of constructing or repairing any structure. They significantly increase the efficiency of any project. However, there are a few do’s and don’ts that one should stick to when using different types of scaffolding.

Top of the list is drawing up a scaffolding safety checklist and sticking to it. For instance, scaffolding safety requirements mandate that you don’t get on a scaffold without wearing adequate PPE, which is an acronym for personal protective equipment. Examples of PPE include safety jackets, helmets and anti-slip shoes.

In addition to these rules, there are also a few other scaffolding safety tips that you can implement for greater safety. These include getting your scaffolding examined by a qualified expert, using a full-body harness and making sure the surface beneath your scaffolding is smooth, even and, if possible, paved. After all, for the scaffolding to be stable, the surface on which it stands needs to be even as well. It is also advisable to get people working on your project to undergo some sort of scaffolding safety training if they haven’t already. The infographic below touches upon these and some other basic rules of scaffolding.

If you’d like to know more about setting up a scaffolding, get in touch with us today. Up Scaffolding is a leading provider of scaffolding in Essex. Our personnel have spent years setting up, inspecting and dismantling scaffolds and can help ensure your project goes off smoothly and safely. We also offer a scaffolding hire option. Call us today for a ‘Free’ quote and expert assistance with your project.

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In the construction department, the scaffoldings used are of various types. It depends on the work site and modes of construction as to what kind of scaffolding would be considered the best fit for the purpose. But first, let us know in brief about what exactly a scaffolding is!

WHAT IS SCAFFOLDING?

Well, it is not that no one knows exactly what a scaffolding is but the ones from non-construction background must have an idea about its usage and requirement in the world of construction. A scaffolding is actually a provisional structure that is used in the construction sites to provide support to the original structure.

It also lends support to the workers in the construction site to carry on their high rise works smoothly and safely. The scaffolding companies must make them strong and durable because it bears the brunt of the workers’ life and a slight imperfection in building them can risk the lives of the workers on the site. As the scaffoldings bear the weight of the construction materials alongside the workers’ weight, it ought to be made strong.

TYPES OF SCAFFOLDING

The types of scaffoldings differ depending on the type of construction work that is being carried out and so, here we are going to discuss some of them

  • Trestle scaffolding

    It is mostly used for interiors work like paintings, room cleaning, repairs, etc. This type of scaffolding is made in a way that it is supported on movable tripods or ladders and can be used up to 5 meters in height.

  • Patented scaffolding

    These kinds of scaffoldings are found readymade in the market and are generally made of steel. The joints are fitted with special kinds of farms or couplings that hold it strongly. The working platform of the patented scaffolding is set in the brackets in a way that it is adjustable to required extents and thus preferred by the construction workers.

  • Double scaffolding

    Normally used for the construction work of stone masonry, the double scaffolding is also called “mason’s scaffolding”. This scaffolding is made by two rows to support the digging of holes in the stone walls as it is hard to do so in such constructions. The first row is 20-30cms away from the wall and the 2nd row is put almost 1m away from the row so that they can form a stiff support for the construction work.

  • Single scaffolding

    Unlike the double scaffolding which is used for stone walls constructions, this one is made of only one row and used for the construction purpose of brick walls. It comprises of putlogs, standards, ledgers, etc. that are corresponded to the wall within a distance of 1.2m. The standards are placed at a distance of 2-2.5m and the ledgers are joined at a distance of 1.2-1.5m. The putlogs are placed at a distance of 1.2-1.5m.

  • Steel scaffolding

    As is evident by the name itself, the steel scaffoldings are made of steel tubes and are joined by couplers or fittings that are also of steel materials. It is very easy to work on such type of scaffoldings as they have better robust, superior and durable characteristics. Also, it is easy to dismantle or erect such scaffoldings. But it is a bit costly as compared to the other types of scaffoldings and thus, the steel scaffolding hire is only possible for the construction work when you are ready to shell out those extra bucks. It is a good choice for the ones who are high on the safety of the workers and do not negotiate with the safety issues.

  • Suspended scaffolding

    Much like the patented scaffolding, this one is used for the painting and repair purposes for the exteriors of the house. The working platform of the scaffolding is suspended from the roofs through wires or chains and it can be pulled up or down depending on the area of the work carried out in the construction sites.

  • Kwikstage scaffolding

    This scaffolding services system is made from supreme quality galvanized steel. It is easy to use with effortless assemblage and simple erectile process. It is also high on the safety of the construction workers because of the interlocked system and a strong base formation. It can be useful in large and small sites of construction depending upon the workload.

The scaffolding Essex possesses an expertise in producing such scaffoldings which are durable and safe for the workers to carry out their work on the constructions sites which are obviously high-risk zones. Securing the safety concerns of the workers is every employer’s duty and providing them with such durable scaffolding for the construction purposes can prove to be very beneficial for the safety matters. Thus, the next time you are confused about which scaffolding to hire, read the above descriptions and choose accordingly.

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Scaffolding is an integral part of the construction industry and makes life easier for workers. In spite of being around for a long time, it remains a valuable and life-saving structure for workers regardless of the size of the construction. Safety apart, scaffolding also makes the task of construction easier. You could be a construction firm building large commercial structures or a small builder constructing homes, scaffolding is a must and makes life easy for you. It also bears mentioning that it also quickens the pace of construction which can help a firm beat tight deadlines. In keeping with that, here we look seven advantages of using scaffolds when building, renovating or repairing any structure.

1) Enables easy access

Construction, along with the various other activities it involves, becomes a whole lot tougher if access to any part is absent or limited. This is a major conundrum addressed by scaffolding as it allows unhindered access to any part of the structure. This is immensely useful when the said structure is a tall building and where support is important. Scaffolding creates a secure working space no matter how tall the structure is. The interconnected layout of the scaffolding further ensures builders and workers get full access to every area of the building for tasks like plastering and painting.

2) Provides perfect balance

In addition to accessibility, the other advantage of scaffolding is the balance. There are a lot of precision tasks in construction that require workers to be at their deftest. That is only possible when a worker is put on a firm footing, which is something that scaffolding does brilliantly. Thanks to the flat surface that scaffolds offer, workers can balance themselves in different positions. The latter is important because there are certain tasks that necessitate a specific position.

3) Ensures safety

Safety is among the top advantages of scaffolding in construction and few would argue against it. Depending upon the task at hand, construction workers might be required to work at dizzying heights (100 feet or more). The exact height of the scaffolding is a function of the number of floors a building has. With scaffolding, workers are ensured a safe working surface.

4) Boosts productivity

One of the less apparent advantages of scaffolding is an increase in overall productivity. This is a direct benefit of the greater efficiency that results from the increased safety and access that are provided by scaffolds. When a worker is offered a comfortable working space, productivity is bound to increase, especially in a physically demanding occupation like construction work.

5) Offers easy assembly & dismantling

Contrary to popular perception, assembling and dismantling scaffolding does not take time. In fact, they are simple to assemble and disassemble and save a lot of time. For builders, who are forever battling construction deadlines, anything that can save time is more than welcome. Scaffolding firms do just that by taking the least amount of time to put up and take down scaffolds.

6) Acts a bridge

Construction involves a number of activities where workers might need to take a long and winding route to access a certain point. This is a huge waste of time and makes workers unnecessarily tired as well. Scaffolding works around this problem by offering numerous bridging points which significantly reduce the distance that workers need to cover. Apart from saving time and energy, these bridging points also make construction simpler.

7) Lasts for a long time

Scaffolds last for a long time, like really long. While wooden scaffold is slowly going out of fashion, they too can last for a really long time. Steel, however, is the clear winner when it comes to lifespan. The more important thing here is that it manages to last long while also offering a high level of security.

You could be a homeowner looking to renovate parts of your home or a small builder engaged in the construction business, either way; the importance of scaffolding for your task cannot be understated. They help minimise risks, maximise efficiency and shorten construction time significantly.

If you’d like to know more about scaffolding companies in Essex, do get in touch us. We offer quality scaffolding services Essex and its builders have come to trust over the years.

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Scaffolding is a technique that has been around for centuries. It continues to be used to this day owing to the strength, flexibility and practicality it offers. However, the way scaffolds have been used has undergone a sea change in the last few decades. Here we look at five ways in which scaffolding is used commercially nowadays.

Thanks to the advent of large cranes and ever-rising ladders, the need for scaffolding in construction has reduced significantly. However, there is still some way to go before scaffolding services are completely done away with. That’s because in spite of modern machinery and innovation, there are still some aspects of construction that can be executed easily with scaffolding. This is why the construction industry still relies on scaffolding and will continue to do so in the years to come.

While large scale construction projects are increasingly replacing scaffolds with tall cranes and ladders, smaller-scale ones like home or building renovation and restoration are still very much dependent on scaffolding companies and their services. Scaffolding is also useful when cleaning and restoring monuments and buildings, especially in the absence of rope access. Temporary building structures, advertisements and seating arrangements are other notable commercial uses of scaffolding.

If you need scaffolding services for any of these purposes, do get in touch with us. Offering scaffolding hire Essex and its builders, homeowners and industries have relied on for several years now, Up Scaffolding’s services are affordable and high quality. If you are not sure about how scaffolding might help with your task, our experts are available to guide you the entire way. With Up Scaffolding’s services, you can complete your project in the most efficient, cost-effective and safest manner.

Uses for Scaffolding

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It’s important to know how the scale of your project and how much it is going to cost you financially. It’s in your best interest to get quotes from a number of different scaffolding companies, so you can compare them against each other. There are various different scaffolding companies in Essex, each offering different prices for different types of scaffolding, so it’s important for you to know what kind of type you need for your particular project. This way you can find a company that fits your budget. This blog post is here to give you 8 tips onchoosing a scaffolding company.

Know your budget

know your budget

Make sure, when looking for quotes, that you have your project brief finalised and complete. Small changes can alter the price of your service, so it’s in your best interest to have this decided before you look around.

If you’re on a budget, it’s important to make sure you don’t just go for the cheapest option, just because it’s the cheapest available. You should never sacrifice on the quality of the service, just because you want to save a few hundred pounds. Make sure you leave enough money in your budget to ensure you get the best quality scaffolding for a reasonable price.

Make sure they’re insured

 

It’s important to check whether the scaffolding companies you’re choosing from are insured. UK scaffolding companies must have the relevant insurance cover before they begin trading. Companies are under no obligation to tell you straight away if they’re insured or not. You can, however, ask if they have insurance, where they will tell you if they do, or do not.

Are they experienced

experienced

There are many different types of jobs when it comes to the scaffolding industry, so it is important to find a company that is thoroughly experienced in the particular scaffolding you need. The best way to figure out if that company is experienced enough for you would be to talk to a number of companies. That way you’ll be able to see who best responds to the type of project you have described to them.

It’s also advised to ask them if they have worked on any previous projects that are similar to yours. If they say no, or can’t give you a list, then you can assume they aren’t experienced for the project you’re looking for scaffolding for. If they can talk about previous jobs similar to yours, what they’ve done for them and how they’ve done it, then it increases the amount of experience you can expect them to have on the subject. This is a big tip on choosing a scaffolding company, as it put’s you in the best position to get you job completed to the best possible standard.

Health and safety

The safety of you and your team should be your first initial concern when working with scaffolding. The best cause of action for you would be to check if the company you plan on working with have any specific policies, certifications, regulations or credentials in the safety department. You can ask the companies about their credentials beforehand, but high rated scaffolding companies will have them listed on their website. Recognised safety bodies you should keep an eye out for are The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, RoSPA, and The Construction Industry Training Board, CITB.

Working at heights can always be a dangerous thing, so it’s important to know whether the people working on your property have taken the proper precautions beforehand. Different buildings require different prerequisites, so it is important to make sure thorough risk assessments have been taken before you continue with the project.

When working with scaffolding on your house, on-site health and safety responsibility falls to the scaffolder. When it comes to businesses, however, the rules are different. In accordance with The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, the scaffolder is responsible for all on-site factors, but also the safety of anyone whose safety may be affected by the project. This includes employees at the company and the public in the area.

Can you trust them

 

When working with a scaffolding company, It’s important to have a certain level of trust. This is due to the fact that they will be setting up in and around your project space, which could be your home or office space. It’s important to feel at ease with the company you’ve chosen so it is recommended that you meet with them beforehand. Talk to them about their company and staff so you can get an idea of how they work, and what policies they may have that protects you and your privacy.

It is also advised to check out their online presence. What are others saying about them? Are there any scandals that have built them in a negative light? Search them up on Yell.com. If there are any negative reviews, ask them about it, that way you can hear their side of the story before continuing further. An online reputation can tell you a lot about how a company functions in the scaffolding industry. It allows you to check how others found them and their services, which lets you build a picture before you meet them. Search phrases like “Essex scaffolding company reviews”, or whatever area you’re searching for.

You can also ask people in your area if they’ve worked with any scaffolding companies they can trust. Local scaffolding companies tend to get work with people in their area, so you can ask people what they think of specific companies they’ve worked with.

How much training have they had

 

For a scaffolding company to legally trade in the UK, they must be registered and licensed with the required bodies. This is to make sure that all their staff follow the required protocol, to make sure that the project runs well without any preventable issues occurring.

Know what type of equipment is needed

When it comes to installing scaffolding, there is a significant amount of equipment used when it comes to assembling the job. Find out what equipment they’ll be using, and check whether the quality of the equipment is as up to date as it could be. Do the same with other various companies then compare the price of scaffolding and equipment with each competitor. Doing this allows you to see which companies are using older, outdated versions of equipment and what prices they’re offering for. When looking at prices, the fees requested can be quite similar to each other, roughly around the market equilibrium. Knowing what equipment each company uses allows you to get the best quality for the best price.

Learn what the Government say about scaffolding

Before working with scaffolding, it is important to note that knowing the government rules of scaffolding puts you at a good advantage when it comes to picking a company.

  • It is a must that you acquire the services of a builder or scaffolding company that is trained and competent.
  • The Government state that it’s the responsibility of the scaffolding company or builder in acquiring a scaffolding licence that will go on the highway. The pavement is included in this.
  • It is your job to make sure that the company you trade with has the relevant licenses, however. You also need to know that it doesn’t expire before the job is completed.

Contact your local council, as they may have a list of valid and approved contractors.

Scaffolding in your area can sometimes be a risk to the public, especially if it is in highly populated areas. The Government advice that in order to minimise the risk of accidents, it is best to schedule scaffolding work at times of the day where foot traffic is quite low. If possible, you can request a highway closure, with the assistance of your local council.

By law, the government state that you have to check the scaffolding to ensure it’s safe; before it is used, every 7 days, after alterations, and after damage and extreme weather conditions.

Knowing this information and keeping up to date with what the government say puts you in the best possible position when picking a scaffolding company. It also informs you about any changes to the law that may affect you, keeping you out of trouble, should you follow all of their rules and regulations.

We understand that choosing the right scaffolding company can be a long and tedious process. It can also be a difficult choice, which is why we’ve decided to give you our advice on what we’d recommend you do in order to find the best scaffolding company for you, with full transparency. If you are interested in finding more about us, contact us and get in touch. We’re happy to answer any questions you have to ask about scaffolding.

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