What is tower scaffolding?
A tower scaffold is one way to prevent a fall when working at height. The type of tower selected must be suitable for the work and erected and dismantled by people who have been trained and are competent to do so.
Are DIY scaffold towers safe?
On a similar note, scaffold towers have their safe work load just like ladders do, so be careful not to exceed this. Taking more people, equipment or material onto the ladder than it’s explicitly designed to support can obviously open you up to severe risk – though thankfully, it’s one that most people manage to avoid.
How do you set scaffolding on uneven ground?
Setting Up Scaffolding on Uneven Ground Set a 2×10 block of wood under each leg, even when using a base plate. This will help prevent sinking into soft soils or hot asphalt. Setting the scaffold on blocks when working on concrete isn’t necessary, but it’s still a good idea.
What is the maximum height for a tower scaffold?
A mobile access tower (or ‘zip up’ tower) provides a free standing, stable working platform up to a maximum height of around 10-12m.
Can anyone use a mobile scaffold tower?
Do you need to be competent to use a mobile tower to work? There is a specific PASMA training course available for persons who will only be working from mobile towers but who are not building or dismantling, adjusting or moving them.
Can I put up scaffolding myself?
You must use a builder or scaffolding contractor who is trained and competent to put up scaffolding. This means they need to have the necessary skills, experience and knowledge to manage health and safety.
Can anyone erect a mobile scaffold tower?
A person is deemed competent to erect, move and dismantle only if they have successfully completed a recognised training course on the erection and use of mobile tower scaffolds.
What wood is used for scaffolding?
The most common wood used for solid-sawn scaffold planks is southern yellow pine, which the Southern Pine Inspection Bureau grades as DI-65 or, less commonly, DI-72.
Why buy a one man scaffold tower from BPS access solutions?
I bought a one man scaffold tower from B P S Access Solutions, the quality of the tower is excellent, lightweight, easy to erect and store and the customer service second to none. I would highly recommend this company and this product.
Who are BPs access solutions?
BPS Access Solutions – The Home of Ladders and Scaffold Towers Here at BPS Access Solutions we have over 10 years’ experience supplying British tradespeople and members of the public with the highest quality height access equipment.
What accessories do you offer for scaffolding?
We offer a selection of accessories for your scaffolding needs. From some scaffolding couplers to a handy safety trap door, everything you need to build, improve or maintain your scaffolding.
What is an access scaffold tower?
Scaffold towers, sometimes referred to as access towers or a tower scaffold, are highly useful alternatives to ladders when there’s a lot of work to be done at height. • Scaffold Towers have large work platforms, which can comfortably fit a worker and any necessary tools and materials,…