Choosing Scaffold Towers Instead of a Ladder
Scaffold towers hold many advantages over ladders for jobs that need completing around homes or in the garden.
Network Scaffold is the leading supplier of scaffolding and scaffold towers across Derbyshire, which is why we have put together five reasons you should be choosing them every time.
Five Reasons to Use Scaffold Towers
1. Safety – Scaffolding towers are much safer than ladders, as they have a wider surface area plus they are supported on four legs making them free-standing. Ladders, on the other hand, are on two legs and rest at an angle. Ensuring you have a flat platform to work on is much more stable and do not have to worry about falling off a ladder that could wobble and requires closer supervision and care when in use.
Safety is the top priority for scaffold towers and is made clear from erecting the scaffold to dismantling it.
2. The Platform – The platform on alloy towers allows you to move around more freely and have your tools and equipment close by, plus you can leave it in place for longer. Eliminating the hassle of moving ladders, using a tower will prove a great time saver.
The structures platform reduces the need for accompanying assistance, whereas with a ladder you will need someone at the base to make sure it is secure.
Platforms are also equipped with bars or guide rails to prevent users from falling off, which enhances its safety.
3. Easy to Work On – Alloy towers make jobs such as painting and de-guttering quite straightforward, helping you gain access to difficult to reach areas. The ability to work more easily means that work will be completed faster. Ladders are useful for smaller tasks, but if you need a more robust and professional piece of equipment then scaffold towers are the best choice.
4. Straightforward to Manoeuvre – Scaffold towers are usually equipped with wheels, which allows users to change the location of the tower easily, compared to cumbersome ladders. Whilst moving a tower you should always reduce the height to no higher than 4 metres.
Before moving the tower ensure the ground is stable and there are no risks to the tower or the user such as potholes.
5. Strength of Assembly – Alloy towers are designed to provide a strong and durable frame to support the platform and the user on top. They also have a simple assembly process that ensures the structure can support weights and strains. Manufacturers, such as Network Scaffold, have produced these towers for a purpose with capabilities and limitations all well known.
We feel these reasons outline all the ways scaffold towers will improve and enhance your work, making both domestic and commercial tasks considerably more safe.