Why Hire Mobile Scaffold Tower?
Mobile scaffold tower hire continues to be one of the most popular options for people working at height. For a reasonable price, you can secure peace of mind and security when carrying out tasks at height.
Using portable scaffolding gives you ultimate flexibility and versatility, whether you are a professional working on a construction site or you’re a domestic user undertaking jobs around the home.
A mobile scaffold allows you the freedom to complete both indoor and outdoor jobs at a wide range of heights and locations while offering you ultimate safety and security. The lightweight aluminium towers are mobile and adjustable, making it easy to transport and manoeuvre even in tight spots.
Do you need PASMA training to use a mobile tower?
At Lakeside-Hire, each piece of kit is maintained to PASMA guidelines, inspected, checked and cleaned before it is sent to you ensuring that you will receive excellent quality, scaffolding in tip top condition.
Some construction sites require PASMA training in order for workers to erect these towers, however if you’re a domestic customer, you don’t need any qualifications to build our towers.
If you hire a Mobile scaffold tower it can prove to be cost-effective alternative over traditional scaffolding if you are undertaking a one-off job.
How much does it cost to hire mobile tower?
Lakeside-Hire is customer focused and dedicated to offering top quality equipment at the very best prices. The ethos is that good value and quality will speak for itself so Lakeside-Hire does not pay a full time sales team. It also means you will not receive irritating unsolicited sales calls.
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How much time does it take to assemble a tower?
Scaffold tower is so simple to assemble, it comes with an easy-to-follow user guide and you don’t need any special tools or equipment to erect the towers.
It is so straight-forward, even if you have never put together a scaffold tower before, the scaffold tower can be assembled between 30 minutes to an hour.
Mobile scaffold towers may not allow a contractor to reach the same height as those using a standard scaffolding but it does offer mobility and convenience because it can be used for so many different tasks.
And the best bit about mobile scaffold towers is that it does what it says on the tin. You don’t need to waste time dismantling and re-assembling the tower every time you need to move it making it a practical option when it comes to saving energy and effort on site.
What safety features does a portable scaffolding hire have?
Many mobile scaffold towers also boast a special folding mechanism which means the tower will take up less space while it is in use.
The tower has a variety of special safety features. It has smooth rolling, locking wheels, guard rails and locking mechanisms for all the moving parts. It even has a patented colour coded brace hook for a secure grip. That means you will know when it is put together correctly.
Other features include a system of integral ladders built into the end frames for safe access, ribbed tubing for non-slip grip and a rugged stabiliser for outstanding rigidity.
A mobile scaffold hire is also perfect if you need to do jobs around the home. Inspecting your roof, cleaning the gutters or even cleaning the highest windows can be a daunting task but with a mobile scaffold tower you can complete all of these jobs is total safety.
Reports from the HSE show that falls are the biggest cause of death and injury so don’t take the risk and become another statistic; choose the safe option when working at height.
What are the important safety tips when using a mobile scaffold tower?
When setting it up, make sure that the base is wide enough as this will prevent the whole thing from tipping to one side. If height needs to be added to the equipment, adjust the size of the base as well. The main principle in determining the right height for the base is to limit its size to four times the size of the base. A good hire company won’t supply equipment that is too tall for the stabilisers that have been supplied, you shouldn’t have a problem with this. Always check the user guide to be sure.
In pushing the scaffold, it’s better not to push the body as this is known to tip the whole equipment over; the weight will be very hard to counter, even with several people pushing against it. Never push a tower that is over 3.2m in height.
Make sure the casters are high quality and push the tower as close to the bottom as possible. Not only is this strategy safer and prevents the equipment from tipping, but it’s also effective in moving the scaffold past mini-obstructions like slightly uneven ground, humps, pebbles and bumps. According to industry standards, manual force used to move the scaffold shall be applied as close to the base as possible but it should not applied beyond 1.5 m above the supporting surface.
Always check the weight specifications of the mobile scaffold to prevent overloading which can cause the weight of the whole equipment to shift and work against the stability of the base.
Lastly, before getting on the scaffold, be sure that the castors are locked to prevent movement.
A wide range of specialist tower stock available next day nationwide
No matter the job, Lakeside-Hire have the right equipment for the job. We stock a wide range of specialist scaffold tower stock including:
Indoor Room Mate Tower From only £27.50 / week
- 775mm wide – fits through standard doorways & corridors
- Platform height of up-to 6.05m with a safe working height of 8.2m