Whether it’s a repair job, installation, or decoration project, a stair scaffold tower is a handy piece of equipment that allows you to perform various tasks safely & securely.
We recommend always taking the safer route and choosing the right equipment you need before taking on any task that comes with hazards and risks.
Before making a decision, we’ll show you how it can benefit your employees and company so you can achieve a safer workplace.
What Is an Alloy Stair/Stairwell/Stairway Scaffold Tower
A stair scaffold tower is a tower that allows you to perform on-site installations and repair or decorating jobs safely and efficiently. It’s different width to our standard scaffolding tower hire.
Stairway scaffold towers provide safe access for your employees and workers to handle easy and demanding jobs on a stable work platform.
Platform deck heights for stairway scaffold towers can range between 3 m to 6 m.
We recommend going for a platform deck height of 5 m or 6 m for the maximum range of granting safe access and better productivity.
Furthermore, these stairway access towers are compact and lightweight, making it easier to transport and move around. A stairway access tower also comes with the following parts:
- Safety handrails
- Integrated ladder access system
- Safety toe boards
- Adjustable locking for better security
Why Choose a Stair Scaffold Tower Hire?
Painters, construction workers, decorators, contractors, and maintenance workers need a stable platform height advantage to minimise any slips and falls while on-site.
An unstable working platform is dangerous, not to mention costly, should any accidents happen. And also let’s not forget the safety standards you need to comply with to run your operations.
Ask yourself these crucial questions before performing on-site installations or repairs:
- Do you have an integrated ladder system for easy and safe access?
- Is your ladder frame a stable working platform to use in stairways?
- Can you guarantee safe stairway access while complying with Health and Safety standards?
- Are your employees comfortable working at height on a steep staircase or stairwell?
If you answered “No” to at least one of these questions, a stair scaffold tower hire is the right choice for you.
Working at height on a steep staircase doesn’t only affect the safety of your employees. It also affects the productivity and overall service your company provides.
For this reason, a stair scaffold tower hire can benefit you exceptionally well.
Benefits of a Stairway Scaffold Tower
Stair scaffold towers come with a ton of benefits; however, not all offer the same advantages.
Here at Lakeside-hire, investing in your first alloy stair scaffold tower can be difficult and even too costly for some.
That’s why before you use one, we’ll share with you key points that make it safe and secure for your employees to use.
Uses High-Grade Aluminium (6062 T6)
Although the current highest aluminium grade falls into the 7000 series bracket, we specifically chose the 6062 T6 aluminium grade. This quality increases corrosion resistance and workability or formability compared to the 7000 series aluminium grades.
Heat treating, machining, and weldability functions are also possible in this high-grade 6062 T6 heat-tempered material.
Ultimately, our alloy stair scaffold tower ensures a durable & stable work platform and a sturdy piece of equipment you can rely on for many years. To view view all the towers we have to offer see our products page.
ISO and European Standard Certified
If you’re worried about investing in an alloy stair scaffold tower hire because of low quality, that’s utterly a very reasonable concern on your part.
That’s why we made sure our alloy stair scaffold tower complies with both ISO and European standards so you can get the most value for what you pay for and receive the highest quality possible for your job.
Removable Ladder System for Safety
As tremendous and handy as ladders may be, these traditional systems aren’t enough to give you peace of mind.
Some stairways can be slippery, leading to an unsafe platform for your employees to work. An alloy stair scaffold tower comes with a removable/integrated ladder system to give your employees easier & safer entry.
This system also means less risk when you’re attempting to climb frame supports or access stairway gaps that are dangerous to your employees’ safety & security.
Works Well in Tight Spaces and Landing Areas
Believe it or not, these scaffold towers have a compact, lightweight frame that allows you to conveniently transport it around in tight stairway gaps, commercial vehicles, and on the site of the installation or repair. Though if you have a tight lift shaft this scaffold tower would be a better option for you.
Stable Working Height Platform
As mentioned earlier, the risks of performing jobs on a staircase [R] pose a lot of risks and hazards if you aren’t careful or know what you’re doing on one.
Stairway scaffold towers ensure a stable platform designed explicitly for stairwell access and allow your employees to complete jobs at a safe & secure working height.
Additionally, the tube welded frames and rubber stabilisers further enhance the stability and security of scaffold towers.
How Tall Should the Scaffold Tower Be?
Platform heights can vary and depend mostly on where you’ll be using the alloy stair scaffold tower.
If the gap between the ceiling and staircase isn’t very tall, a 3 m platform height might most likely suit your needs. However, for higher ceilings and industrial or construction sites, a 6 m platform height is preferred.
Do You Need to Hire Anything Else Alongside a Stair Scaffold Tower Hire?
Apart from the stair scaffolds, you won’t need to hire anything else for the job. Some may opt for equipment hire if you have multiple tools or equipment to bring along.
If you plan to bring many tools, the best solution is to hire a hoist system. This system would be beneficial if you have extensive tools to carry.
Alternatively, if you only need to bring small tools, you can use a tool belt.
How Wide Are Stairwell Towers?
Stairwell towers can range between a width of 760 mm to 950 mm. It’s essential to collect any vital information about the place you’ll be working on before proceeding with your hire order. If you want something super narrow this one is available but only in London.
Please check and measure the width of the staircase or stairwell to ensure you get the right stair scaffolds size.
Where Can I Order Stair Scaffold Tower Hire?
You can order your tower hire here at Lakeside-hire or give us a call at 0371 454 2344.
Once you give us a call, we’ll arrange your off-hire and make it an easy, no-fuss collection process. Besides, our PASMA trained hire coordinators are available for you to call if you want expert advice or consultation.
Why Choose Lakeside-Hire?
You’ll find many stair scaffold towers and related products you can easily order online or in any tool hire shop. We’ve learned that customers value service quality, delivery services, and reliability above all.
Here at Lakeside-hire, we strive to aim and provide these qualities continuously and offer next day delivery to make it easier when you order.
Next Day Delivery
Our next day delivery service is suitable for any nationwide order, and we aim to deliver your towers within 24 hours because we understand the significance of late delivery.
With standard delivery rates of £15, rest assured, our next day delivery service is absolutely not a fluke. If you live in an area outside M25, we will still guarantee a next day delivery service.
Powered Access & Delivery Service
Here at Lakeside-hire, we want to support a wide variety of projects you may have on hand through our powered MEWP access service.
When placing your purchase with the hiring coordinator, make sure to check the delivery services in your area to get the most out of this service.
Among all tool hire shops and tower hire services, we understand delivery and equipment costs don’t come cheap.
That’s why we offer our hire at £71.50 per week compared to Speedy Hire or HSS hire priced at £150 per week.