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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 of equipment found on construction sites as a way to access heights at lower levels.

However, both those pieces of access equipment can cause falls, leading to workplace injuries, both fatal and non-fatal.

What Are The Benefits of Low-Level Access Lifts When Working At Height?

Low level access is often overlooked, and not selected as the ‘equipment of choice’ on a construction site. But, low level access is a practical solution for working at low heights.

1. Productivity

Using low level access equipment can also boost productivity and efficiency on site due to its ease of manoeuvrability.

2. Easy manoeuvrability

One benefit to having low level access is the ability to easily manoeuvre it around the place in which you’re working without having to dismantle it. 

The disadvantage to scaffold towers is that if you want to move it, you first have to dismantle, then move it, and then reassemble. This is considerably more time consuming than using a piece of low level access equipment which can be easily moved around.

3. Cost

The last benefit we’re going to mention is the cost. It may not be the cheapest option, but when you factor in other elements, such as the cost of assembling, moving and dismantling at both the start and end of the hire.

Low level access is extremely flexible in terms of working at height. The operator is able to lift to the exact height they need without any hassle.

Contact Access Towers

If you’re looking for low-level access equipment for your project, look no further than Access Towers Services. We hire out our equipment on a weekly basis for competitive prices, with the best part being you can extend the hire period for as long as you need. 

To talk to us about low-level access needs, give us a call on 0208 665 1181 or send us an email and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

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.