Why Should I Use a Mobile Alloy Tower?
Mobile alloy towers from Network Scaffold combine the best features of several other pieces of equipment that are designed for working at height.
Mobile scaffold towers provide a minimal amount of added height and add stability that a conventional extension ladder does not. Also, stepladders can provide a stable platform to work on but lack the significant height that mobile towers provide.
If you have never used a mobile access tower before, we have put together five reasons to make the change from conventional height access equipment in this blog.
5 Reasons to Choose Our Mobile Alloy Towers
1. Stability – One of the main reasons to consider a mobile scaffold tower is the stability they provide. Unlike two-legged ladders, mobile towers support themselves standing alone and do not need to be positioned against another structure to remain upright. A mobile tower can maintain stability even when a worker climbs up the access ladder or is working with tools on the working platform.
Many mobile towers have additional support legs which can be fitted around the base to increase stability. The support legs act in the same way as extendable legs that are found on mobile cranes or cherry picker vans. Increasing the area of the mobile access tower’s base means the structure is less likely to become unbalanced or tip over when being used.
2. Adaptability – While mobile towers could look ungainly at first glance they are highly adaptable. Providing a safe platform for working at height, they can also be used in jobs both indoors and out.
The working platform is surrounded by support bars on each side, allowing workers to carry out tasks on surfaces in front of them plus directly above them. Some mobile scaffold towers also fit together with a modular design, meaning extra height can be added if required.
3. Mobility – Mobility is one of the main reasons our clients choose mobile scaffold towers. Instead of assembling and disassembling a scaffold tower, mobile towers have wheels attached to each of their legs that make them more convenient for different scenarios.
The wheels at the base of each leg can be locked and unlocked which allows workers to wheel the tower around the site when needed. This makes them more convenient to use plus the wheels mean there is less chance of the tower tipping over when being moved.
4. Strength – Mobile scaffold towers share some of the stability of conventional scaffolding plus the same strength. Mobile towers are constructed with the same cross-beamed vertical structure that providers more strength than normal ladders. When on the working platform, scaffolders can safely carry and use heavier equipment and tools because of the additional structural strength. There is also an additional level of protection from objects hitting the scaffold tower, as the guard rails will be the first point of impact during an accident.
5. Safety – The final reason to choose a mobile version of a scaffold tower is that it is the best way to work at height. Safety is always our number one priority and with falls from height being the most common cause of fatalities at work in the UK (according to industry statistics).
Mobile scaffold towers are designed to be as safe as possible with added stability and strength. They can also be constructed from non-conductive materials which makes them safe for use in applications where electric currents are a concern.