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Working At Height: 5 Alternatives to Scaffolding

Working At Height: 5 Alternatives to Scaffolding

When working at height, and being able to access great heights for extended periods, scaffolding is the most common solution. Why? Because scaffolding is reliable, stable and a safe way...

November 5, 2020

Do I Need PASMA Training?

Do I Need PASMA Training?

What is PASMA training? Prefabricated Access Suppliers and Manufacturers’ Association, often shortened to the acronym ‘PASMA’, is a well-known training association that focuses on using mobile access towers safely and...

September 11, 2020

How PASMA Training Can Benefit You

How PASMA Training Can Benefit You

PASMA training courses can benefit both employers and employees in a number of ways. Attaining PASMA certification gives invaluable, practical knowledge that allows users to be safer when working from...

March 27, 2020

To Buy or Hire: Access Towers and Platforms

To Buy or Hire: Access Towers and Platforms

With many options and uses for access towers and platforms available, it can be difficult to decide what you need. It may be more economically viable to hire one over...

February 13, 2020

3 Types of Access Equipment

3 Types of Access Equipment

Generally speaking, ‘access equipment’ refers to any type of equipment that aids us when working at height. The type of access equipment you need will depend on the project, and...

February 13, 2020

Working at Height in Poor Weather Conditions: What to Be Aware Of

Working at Height in Poor Weather Conditions: What to Be Aware Of

It’s one thing to be safe when working at height in optimal conditions; that in itself can be tricky. It’s a whole other task to ensure everyone is safely working...

January 7, 2020

How not to use an access tower – the top 5 mistakes when working at height.

How not to use an access tower – the top 5 mistakes when working at height.

Falling at height, as reported by the HSE, amounted to 25% of all fatal injuries in the workplace in the UK this past year alone. A worrying figure, considering there...

December 17, 2019

Constructing Access Scaffold Towers: The Basics

Constructing Access Scaffold Towers: The Basics

Any scaffold tower constructed needs to comply with safety regulations for working at height.  They need to be constructed and dismantled by someone who has the correct training and is...

December 17, 2019

Scaffolding Projects Around The World

Scaffolding Projects Around The World

Some of us have seen so much scaffolding throughout our lives that it now just blends in with the landscape. We should, however, remember that it is because of scaffolding...

September 30, 2019

When To Use Low-Level Access Platforms

When To Use Low-Level Access Platforms

There is so much equipment available in the construction industry nowadays, it’s difficult to know what’s available for which projects. Access Towers Services outline some of the most popular low-level...

September 24, 2019

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.