Scaffolding Terms Explained

Confused by scaffolding terminology?  We’ve put together this handy graphic and guide to brake down some of the most commonly used terms in scaffolding.   Decking – Used to describe the horizontal platforms that support workers when on the scaffold.  Working platforms should be boarded close to full width at heights above 2 meters to […]

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How are Scaffolders Regulated?

When you are looking to hire a scaffolder, it can be difficult to know who to hire, what qualifications to look for so you know that they can be trusted. Today we’re going to share with you the basic regulations and licenses you should look for, to help you ensure that you find a reputable […]

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Can you Scaffold on a Slope?

Yes you can. It’s not uncommon to erect scaffolding on sloped, uneven and bumpy ground.  The steel scaffolding used by companies including Blitz Scaffolding is highly adjustable, the legs can be easily adjusted to ensure that the scaffolding platform remains level.  These components have enough flexibility to be able to handle all bumps and lumps […]

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PPE Guide for Scaffolding

When working on any construction site, especially at height, hazard awareness is crucial for everyone to remain safe and to be able to do their job properly. If you are utilising scaffolding in your construction project, it is important to remember that it is not only the scaffolding itself which should meet UK safety regulations, […]

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When To Rent vs Buy Scaffolding

  A common question that comes up around commercial scaffolding is whether it’s better to buy vs rent.  In some cases this can pay off, saving firms money in the long-term and giving them more control; in most cases however it makes more sense to rent from a reputable scaffolding company. Not sure to buy […]

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Do I Need Scaffolding? 5 Questions to Ask

A lot of construction projects make use of scaffolding – indeed many companies insist on it.  But scaffolding takes time and money to erect and some people are cautious about pulling the trigger when work can be completed without it. Deciding whether to use scaffolding or not depends on a few factors.  You can help […]

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