What is a scaffold tower?
Scaffold towers, also called access towers, are a great alternative to a traditional ladder when you need to work at height for a long time. They offer additional space to walk around and to put down tools and equipment between tasks.
- Scaffold towers boast large, slip-resistant work platforms that can support multiple workers at once. This means workers can work comfortably all day long.
- Scaffold towers are freestanding so they don't need to be leant against a wall or building. This makes them a safer long-term high-level access option.
- Finally, scaffold towers are incredibly versatile, their large surface area and sturdy build mean they won't need to be repositioned once they're in place.
If you have a DIY or construction job coming up that requires you to work at height for longer than a couple of hours, we think you’ll find our range of scaffold towers very useful!
Why buy your scaffold tower from us?
Here at Ladders UK Direct, we have a wealth of experience when it comes to providing our customers with quality, reliable scaffold towers. We offer scaffold towers from some of the world's most renown brands so you can rest assured that no matter which one you order, you will be getting a scaffold ladder that is built to last!
If you have any questions about the scaffold towers you see here, get in touch. We’re more than happy to discuss the different specifications and uses of our scaffold towers with you.
Is it safe to use a scaffold tower on uneven ground?
Yes, it can be safe to use a scaffold tower on uneven ground, but only if it is assembled appropriately. First, you must select an adjustable scaffold tower that has legs that can be adjusted to fit the different heights of the surface you’re working on.
If you’d like to find out more about any of our scaffold towers and which ones are best suited to your working environment, reach out and contact us today. A member of our customer service team will be more than happy to talk through the various options with you and help you find the perfect scaffold tower.
When is it unsafe to use a scaffold tower?
There are a number of different conditions that can make it unsafe to use a scaffold tower. Such conditions include:
- High winds
- Broken or missing parts
- As a support for ladders
- Beneath overhead obstructions (e.g., powerlines)
What is the difference between platform height and working height?
The platform height is the height of the space where you physically stand, whereas the working height is your estimated reach. The working height is based on the reach of the person using the equipment, usually covering around 2m height (with arms up for full reach).