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Is access tower hire worth it? Or should I purchase instead?

Is access tower hire worth it? Or should I purchase instead?

Purchasing vs Hiring access towers – important factors to consider Whether you’re a one-man band, a small team or part of a large team of contractors having any form of...

July 22, 2022

What is the difference between PASMA and IPAF?

What is the difference between PASMA and IPAF?

At Access Towers we provide tower hire for large business and smaller workforces across London and the UK. Ranging from low level units such as Genie lifts and Podium units...

July 21, 2022

What should you check prior to using a mobile access tower?

What should you check prior to using a mobile access tower?

With the recent changes to the current product standard for mobile access towers now firmly in place for tower scaffolding manufacturers across Europe and the UK, it’s important to know...

July 21, 2022

What is the current product standard for mobile access towers?

What is the current product standard for mobile access towers?

Product standard: BS EN 1004 The product standard for mobile access towers is defined under the European standard: BS EN 1004:2004 which covers the manufacturing of mobile access scaffold towers...

May 19, 2022

High level specialist decorating through intuitive design with Access Towers at The Wallace Collection

High level specialist decorating through intuitive design with Access Towers at The Wallace Collection

Gold leafing at the Wallace Collection Museum, London Recently, a high-level specialist decorating company in London required the services of Access Towers to assist them in undertaking some specialist plasterwork...

November 26, 2021

8 reasons why construction companies prefer Access Towers PASMA Approved Training Courses

8 reasons why construction companies prefer Access Towers PASMA Approved Training Courses

PASMA approved training courses are well-known throughout the construction industry. The courses provide training on the safe and correct way to use a variety of prefabricated mobile access towers. With...

September 10, 2021

How do I get a replacement IPAF card? And more frequently asked questions

How do I get a replacement IPAF card? And more frequently asked questions

Also known as a PAL Card or IPAF Licence or certificate, short for International Powered Access Federation, IPAF Cards provide essential proof you have the correct training and experience to...

September 8, 2021

What are the working at height regulations?

What are the working at height regulations?

The Work at Height Regulations 2005 were created by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and are designed to prevent death and injury caused by falls from height. The regulations...

March 19, 2021

Benefits of Low-Level Access When Working At Height

Benefits of Low-Level Access When Working At Height

When working at height on a construction site, having low-level access equipment can provide a safe and effective alternative to using ladders or scaffolding. Ladders and scaffolding are staple pieces...

January 20, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions: Working At Height

Frequently Asked Questions: Working At Height

What are the risks of working at height? Working at height comes with a lot of risks; the main being falling and causing fatal or non-fatal injuries. If someone falls...

November 30, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions

What is considered working at height?

Anything above ground level is considered Working at Height. Access Towers are a large provider of PASMA Training and sit within the top 5% in the UK, allowing us to train the full range of 1-Day PASMA Courses to suit any of your work at height Tower Training requirements.

What are the working at height regulations?

It is recommended by Health & Safety standards that those who are assembling Towers should be PASMA Trained. This will give operatives a 5-year qualification of competency for the use of mobile towers.

Do I need to have a licence/certificate to use the equipment?

Certifications will vary depending on what equipment you’re hiring. It’s always best to speak with our Hire Desk if you are unsure, where they can advise what will be best for you or in more advanced working conditions, we can install onsite.

What are the different training sessions you offer & who are they for?

Training courses are for anyone using the equipment, from commercially to domestically. These will range from PASMA Training for the use of Towers, IPAF Training for the use of MEWPS as well as various other courses such as Safety Harness Training and First Aid.

How do I know which equipment will be right for the job?

Our Hire Desk are trained across the full range of work at height stock available and will be able to advise and assist cost-free.

How quickly can you supply the tower(s)?

We aim for a next-day turnaround, this is dependent on the transport routes and how busy we are at the time. It works both ways and could be earlier than your requested date.