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Choosing Scaffold Towers Instead of a Ladder

Choosing Scaffold Towers Instead of a Ladder

By on Apr 7, 2020 in Blog |

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...

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Using Alloy Towers Safely with Network Scaffold

Using Alloy Towers Safely with Network Scaffold

By on Mar 13, 2019 in Blog |

Our specialist team at Network Scaffold who deal with alloy towers have sufficient training in accordance with the Working at Height (2005) Regulations. Our years of experience and knowledge of scaffolding enables them to – Carry out their duties at the level of responsibility allocated to them Understand any potential hazards related to the work (or equipment) under consideration Detect any technical defects or omissions that work (or equipment), recognise any implications for health and safety caused by those defects or omissions, and be able to specify remedial to mitigate those implications Alloy towers from Network Scaffold are one of the ways you can prevent a fall when working at height! Working with Alloy Towers! Once your scaffold alloy towers are assembled stay safe by following these essential tips – 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 components. Also never use a scaffold tower as a support for a ladder, trestles or any other access equipment. Assembling and dismantling allow towers can be potentially dangerous, which is the reasons our staff are fully trained and put health and safety at the forefront of any project we get involved in. Network Scaffold – Leading Providers of Alloy Towers Using our years of experience in the scaffolding industry our highly skilled operatives can provide alloy towers and all other types of scaffold erecting for domestic and commercial projects. From our base in Derby, we also service nearby areas such as Staffordshire, Nottingham, Loughborough and more. If you’d like to know more about hiring our range of alloy towers for your next project, please contact...

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