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Scaffold Towers: Everything you need to know

Scaffold towers are among the most commonly used items of equipment utilized in the construction industry. They assist workers who work at heights to complete their work effectively and safely.

This type of device is also considered safer as a ladder, since they are extremely sturdy and give workers greater freedom of movement while at a height.

We know the significance of using a scaffolding tower, therefore we’ll provide our expertise on all things scaffold tower-related, including the reasons and when they are required.

The job is to plan for it.

One of the most common sources of workplace injuries are accidents that occur from heights. In light of this that you must be extra cautious and evaluate the work you are doing, and the surrounding environment before you get started in a high-rise.

A few of the most important aspects to take into consideration when assessing possible safety concerns are:

Use for intended purpose. Are you using the correct scaffolding tower?
The location of the site
Be sure to build on solid, level ground.
Is the scaffolding tower constructed correctly, including any bracing required?
How long does the scaffold needed to remain put in place
Amount of boarded lifts
Work safely (maximum number of equipment, people, and the material that the tower was made for)
Any additional requirements or rules

The types of scaffold towers available and their applications

You’ve probably encountered a scaffolding tower but did you realize there are different kinds of scaffolding that are available, each designed to serve a specific purpose?

Below, we’ve listed some of the most popular types of towers , and their applications:

Standard Scaffold Towers

For the simple tasks you may need to complete at home or on site, a standard scaffolding tower might be exactly the thing you require. It is available in large or narrow size, and they’re easy to build and can be able to reach heights between 8-12 meters.
Staircase Towers

The name itself is quite clear it’s used on stairs, both indoors and out. Staircase towers are secure access to staircases for domestic and industrial use.

Advanced Guardrail Scaffold (AGR) Towers

Advanced Guardrail which is currently the preferred choice for large construction firms is a new idea for towers that ensures that the workers are secured by handrails that are safe at each step of construction and dismantling.

They are able to be assembled at the level below the level where the assembler is sitting.

AGR towers are approved by PASMA in a similar way to the standard 3T (through using the trap) method.

GRP Scaffold Towers

With fibreglass in place of aluminum The towers are suitable to work in environments with chemical or electrical hazards exist.

The fiberglass’s non-conductive characteristics make it a the scaffold with a sturdy and light weight that provides a safe barrier to electrical elements.

One Man Towers

They are made to be easy to erect and removed by a single person. The industrial classification allows it the UTS One Man Alloy Scaffold Access Tower for instance it is suitable for commercial and residential applications.

Cantilever Scaffold Towers

Cantilever aluminium towers come with an additional platform, making them perfect if you’re required to cross obstacles like garages, stairwells, or porches.

The towers come with an anchor brace system as well as strong stabilisers to increase the overall stability and provide security.

Our scaffold towers are compliant with the industry standard regardless of whether you use the towers for DIY and home usage or in building industry.

We also provide parts and accessories for scaffold towers in order to keep the existing towers functioning.