A type of scaffolding in Construction

Types of Scaffolding in Construction

Your scaffolding affects the speed, efficiency and output of your building project. Find out about the different types of scaffolding in the construction industry and pick the right one for your site.

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Scaffold operator working on scaffolding wearing PPE on a safe site

Covid-19 and Site Safety: What you Need to Know

Back when PPE just meant hard hats, goggles or ear defenders, site safety for scaffolders was a serious but simple matter. Now though, in the “new normal” we’re all living in thanks to Covid-19, there’s a lot more for scaffold erectors to consider. But with the right knowledge and preparation, it’s possible to create a safe working environment for your team.

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Pergola made with reclaimed scaffold boards

Things You Can Do With Reclaimed Scaffold Boards

Reclaimed scaffold boards are perfect if you fancy taking on a creative new challenge and if you are looking to build a new piece of furniture or would like to add some authentic finishing touches to your home.

Other than just being used as a working platform, scaffold boards have a number of other uses. A simple search on Pinterest demonstrates some of the creative, aesthetically pleasing and cost-effective projects out there. From indoor projects including shelving and tables, to outdoor projects including decking and flower beds, scaffold boards can be used in so many different ways.

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Sustainability

Sustainability in Scaffolding

When, in 1970, Joni Mitchell sang about how “you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone/They paved paradise/And put up a parking lot”, she was way ahead of her time.

The world’s economies ploughed on regardless in a headlong rush for ever greater development.  Here in the UK, we have now reached the stage where the construction industry is directly associated with 10% of the country’s carbon dioxide emissions; and is the generator of 32% of all landfill waste.

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