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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 that amazing buildings are able to be built. We have picked a few of our favourite projects that required the help of scaffolding to achieve its full potential.

The Burj Khalifa

Dubai skyline reflection at amazing night, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Situated in Dubai, the Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world and has set many world records when it comes to its height and design. It holds records for the highest number of storeys in the world, highest outdoor observation deck in the world and tallest service elevator in the world, just to name a few. The building took six years to complete and over 22 million man-hours. The project involved over 300 engineers to work on the exterior cladding; in order to keep the final height a surprise for the public, the scaffolding was built as the building grew. It is now open to the public with visitors from across the world wanting to visit the observation decks on levels 124 and 125.

The Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty, New York City

The Statue of Liberty underwent restoration work in 1984 which lasted until 1986. A team of workers from all industries came together to complete the project. One of the first steps was to install scaffolding around the whole exterior of the statue, which was made completely from aluminium and at the time was the world’s largest free-standing scaffold. Ellis Island was closed to the public during the restoration, but people still photographed the statue from afar, making it the world’s most photographed scaffolding project.

The Eden Project

Inside the biomes, plants from many diverse climates and environments have been collected and are displayed to visitors. The Eden Project is located in a reclaimed Kaolinite pit, located about 5 kilometres from the town of St Austell, Cornwall in England.

St Austell, Cornwall, View of the biomes at the Eden Project. Inside the biomes, plants from many diverse climates and environments have been collected and are displayed to visitors. The Eden Project is located in a reclaimed Kaolinite pit, located about 5 kilometres from the town of St Austell, Cornwall in England.

The idea for the Eden Project first came about in 1995 with construction beginning in 1998. Its purpose is to house some of the world’s most important plants and allow the public to appreciate aspects of nature they may not have the opportunity to see. The use of 230 miles of scaffolding to construct the Biomes earned the project a place in the Guinness Book of Records.

Equipment Hire with Access Towers Services

If you have an upcoming project that requires you to work above the ground, we hire out access towers and low-level platforms for as long as you need. Get in touch to discuss your working at height needs by calling us on 0208 665 1181 or send us an email and we’ll get back to you shortly.

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.