Alloy towers are part of our scaffolding services, with all of our team receiving the latest training in accordance with the Working at Height (2005) regulations.
Using our combined years of experience in the scaffolding industry, you won’t find a safer provider of alloy towers than Network Scaffold
How are Alloy Towers Erected?
Using a static alloy tower gives you a far more stable work area and greatly increases the chances of completing a job in a far shorter space of time with no need to move or reposition. With the increased space users can keep tools and materials to hand without having to climb up and down each time something new is required.
Our scaffold alloy towers are made with aluminium, due to it being a strong, hardwearing yet light material making it quick and easy to install. Plastic locking joints are used meaning there is no need for additional tools.
Here are the essential procedures our team undertakes when installing scaffold alloy towers on construction sites –
Check all Components – If any components are worn or damaged, they will be replaced. Each connection is as important as the rest to ensure the structural integrity of the scaffold. In colder weather, we would also recommend removing any ice or snow that could lead to slips from any platforms.
Check the Ground Surface – It’s important to check whether the surface to make sure it will support the weight of your alloy tower. Extremely soft or waterlogged soil should be avoided at all costs and with hard surfaces plus removing any loose debris that could cause the base to slip.
Check for Obstructions – As well as checking for ground obstructions we will always check above for obstructions such as tree branches or power lines. This is extremely important as they are a conductor of Aluminium and could lead to fatal consequences. Checks for these will also take place once your scaffolding is removed.
Observe Wind Conditions – Strong winds are enough to raise twigs and loose ground debris which can be extremely hazardous to a raised lightweight platform. It’s also important to be aware of the funnelling effect of surrounding buildings that could create a wind tunnel. If this does occur, we would strongly recommend descending immediately and having the scaffolding secured to a stable structure until it is safe to dismantle.
Five Safety Tips for Using Alloy Towers
Here are some essential tips for using scaffold alloy towers once erected –
• Adopt a three-point grip when climbing scaffolding; this can be two feet and one hand or two hands and one foot
• Use strong and sturdy safety boots ensures better footing on scaffolding
• Always wear a safety helmet when using a scaffold tower
• Invest in a tool tray to keep your tools within arm’s reach but away from your feet
• British weather can be unpredictable so we would recommend never using an alloy tower in high winds, if you have broken or misplaced any parts or if it has any incompatible
Also never use a scaffold tower as support for a ladder, trestles or any other access equipment.
Assembling and dismantling alloy towers can be potentially dangerous, which is why all of our staff here at Network Scaffold are fully trained and put health and safety at the forefront of any project we are involved in.
Experienced Providers of Alloy Towers
Network Scaffold have a team of highly skilled operatives that can provide alloy towers and any other type of scaffolding and access scaffolding for domestic and commercial projects.
From our base in Derby we regularly work across the East Midlands in areas such as Nottingham and Loughborough plus servicing clients in Staffordshire.
If you’d like to know more about hiring our range of alloy towers for your next project, please contact us.