Mobile access towers
Tower scaffolding, also known as mobile scaffold towers, can be used indoors and outdoors instead of ladders when you need to work at height for a long period of time. The sturdy, high quality construction offers a safe and risk-free way to ascend, with large mobile access platforms to give plenty of space to move around and work comfortably.
What is tower scaffolding?
Mobile access towers are professional equipment that no painter, fitter or anyone working at a great height wants to be without. Tower scaffolding provides flexibility, with a modular design that can be transported from workplace to workplace, set up, folded and packed away quickly and easily. Performing tedious tasks and great heights is made easy and safe with mobile scaffold towers thanks to their compliance with the DIN EN 4422 standard.
Are mobile scaffold towers safe?
Yes, working on tower scaffolding is safe; DIN EN 1004 regulates the use of approved materials for producing mobile working platforms and the safety-relevant requirements of the individual components. There are, however, a number of points that you and your employees need to bear in mind:
- The content and instructions in the assembly and usage instructions issued by the respective scaffold manufacturer must be observed.
- DIN EN 1004 specifies that the maximum permissible height of mobile access towers totals 8 metres outside (there may be wind loads) and 12 metres in closed rooms. However, mobile access towers may only be erected to the height specified in the assembly instructions included with them.
- Tower scaffolding may only be set up, packed up or modified by specialist personnel, who have received instructions, and when supervised by a specialist. A specialist is a person who has the knowledge necessary for mobile working platforms. The requirements include professional training, professional experience or corresponding professional activities performed recently.
- Only original manufacturer components are permitted.
- The ground on which mobile access towers are placed must be level and have a high load bearing capacity.
- If vehicles are moving around the tower scaffolding, then the scaffolding must be secured to ensure collisions cannot occur.
- Each mobile access tower must be inspected by a person qualified to perform this inspection before it is used. The result must be documented. The inspection allows you to ascertain whether the mobile access tower has been secured against rolling away and has been set up vertically.
- Mobile access towers must not be moved as long as persons or objects are on them. They should only ever be pushed over level surfaces due to the danger of tipping.
- Scaffolds may only ever be accessed and exited at the points provided for this purpose. Climbing from mobile access towers onto other climbing aids or buildings is not permitted.
- The height of the deck surface may not be enlarged by using ladders, crates or other items of equipment.
- Access hatches must be closed immediately after use.
- No lifting tackle may be used on mobile access towers.
- Even if the tower scaffolding provided to you is already assembled, you are still obliged to inspect them for defects before use, and to document everything.
Although tower scaffolding is safe to use, there are a number of different conditions that can make it unsafe, including:
- High winds
- Broken or missing parts
- As a support for ladders
- Below overhead obstructions, such as powerlines
- When overloaded
Which mobile access towers are right for you?
Our product range includes folding basic scaffolding, professional access towers, and safety access towers, all designed for working at great heights. To find the right mobile access tower for you, bear in mind the preferred working height, required platform width and length.
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