Scaffold towers are often a first choice for a wide variety of trades. The choice of scaffold towers in the market is wide, and they come in many different shapes and sizes, but whatever one you need, it’s important that you choose a EN1004 tower as it could save your life.
EN1004 towers have the right quantity of purpose designed platforms, supplied with the tower, which can be securely fitted and are provided with safe trapdoor access. They are not makeshift affairs made from bits of scaffold board or DIY pieces of plywood.
In an EN1004 tower you will be supplied with sufficient platforms to install them at 2m intervals during assembly and dismantling. This ensures that you can assemble and dismantle the tower from a safe and secure position on a platform with guardrails. You should NEVER stand on the frames of a tower when assembling and dismantling as you are very likely to slip and fall!
You must never climb up the outside of a tower or lean a ladder against it to gain access to the platform. If you do then the tower will become very unstable and will overturn.
EN1004 towers have built in access equipment with safe distances between the rungs and slip resistant climbing surfaces to ensure that you can ascend and descend from the platform safely.
For comprehensive guidance on mobile access towers, visit the ‘Guidance’ section of the PASMA website.