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Access towers are a great way to reach areas above ground level. They are safe, easily movable, and are available in a range of different models and configurations. If you’re planning to carry out any work above ground level, using an access tower is an excellent solution. To give you an idea of when access towers are the best choice, here are the top scenarios when it’s best to use an access tower.

Image of a person safely using an access scaffold tower. They have been sufficiently trained with PASMA training. Access towers are safety equipment for working at height but are only safe when used safely by the person operating on them.

Access towers for stability

When stability is important for the work you’re doing, access towers are the best choice. Unlike ladders, access towers provide a completely stable platform to work from. Most access towers are designed to stand securely with no additional support and no need for a worker to wait at ground level. The platform is reached by an integral ladder and the unit does not even need to lean against a wall or building for support.

To further increase stability, access towers can be fitted with additional supportive legs. These are installed around the base of the tower and significantly reduce the likelihood of the tower tipping over or becoming unsecure when in use. For exterior painting jobs, roofline repair, or any building maintenance, they are the most stable access solution.

Access towers for mobility

If you’re a builder, installer, or regularly work at height doing any type of maintenance or renovation work, you’ll want an access solution that is easy to move. Access towers have wheels at the bottom of each leg. This allows them to be easily rolled around a site to be used in different areas without disassembling. This is perfect for use on large construction sites or on commercial building renovations. Once the tower is in place, the wheels can then be locked in place for safety when the tower is in use.

Access towers for safety

Double width towers in use

When working from height, worker safety is the most important factor to consider. Where ladders or genie lifts are perfect for certain working at height scenarios, access towers are by far the safest option. This is particularly true if you are working in a live environment such as a school, office, or occupied commercial or residential building.

Access towers are designed to be as safe as possible. They provide a safe working environment for anyone using the tower and they are also safe and will not cause any danger to other people nearby. Their strength and stability ensures that they will not move when in use and although lightweight, they create a sturdy platform for all types of working at height situations.

As you can see, access towers are the best solution for working at height. They should be chosen as the preferred means of access for all work above ground level wherever site conditions allow. If you’d like to find out more about our range of access towers, get in touch today. You can call us on 0208 665 1181 or contact us online.

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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.