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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 access platforms and equipment, and which jobs they can be used for. 

Podium Units

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These are one of the most popular low-level access platforms. Suitable for working at a height of 3m from the ground, its weight and frame provides extra stability for the user. It’s also easy to move around a worksite due to its front wheels, which lock once the platform is in place. These units are useful for painters, plasterers, sign fitters and other trades that require working a few metres from the ground. 

Mini Fold/ Room Mate Units

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The Mini Fold unit is one of the easiest to assemble with fold-down frames and an easy-to-install base. The frame comes with wheels for easy moveability and can fit through standard doorways either folded or open. It has a working height of just under 4 metres and can be used indoors and outdoors. This low-level access platform is perfect for those needing to work off the ground with the extra support of a unit rather than a ladder. 

Genie Lifts

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Genie is a leading brand in providing powered access equipment. They offer a wide range of lifts to suit any type of project; for example, they have lifts to transport products as well as lifts for workers who need to be at a height for a period of time. If you’re looking for powered solutions for your access needs, Genie lifts are the go-to option. 

Steps and Ladders

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An image of a ladder

These are probably the most basic but effective equipment for low-level access. Available in a variety of types, such as alloy and fibreglass steps or A-Frame and extending ladders, using this equipment can be used for simpler tasks such as cleaning gutters or to simply gain access to a roof. They’re easy to use for lone working and are equipped with slip-resistant treads, to ensure the safety of the user. 

Low-level Access Platforms with Access Towers Services

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.