Scaffolding towers are independent free-standing framed structures designed for working at height safely for extended periods. This is possible because these towers have a configuration that includes an elevated work platform that can support tools and materials, as well as workers. Most towers are fitted with castors extruded aluminium tubing that allow them to be moved easily, often by a single person. When not in use, they disassemble into a flat pack for storage or transport. Add-ons like safety railings on the work platform are widely available. Scaffold towers come in a variety of heights. One of the most popular is 7.2 metres. Here’s some information about what to look for in a tower of this height.
More about this Tower
Because it’s made from durable, lightweight aluminium, this tower is quite easy to assemble, disassemble and transport. Although the tower itself is 7.2m tall, the platform is located at the height of 5.2m. A scaffold tower’s base dimensions are key to its stability. This tower’s base measures 8ft by 2ft. Another important specification is the BS EN1004 standard. Along with the UK’s WAHR (Work at Height Regulations), BS EN1004 requires towers to have certain safety features, such as trapdoor platforms, toe boards on platforms and stabilisers or outriggers fitted to prevent the tower overturning. This 7.2m aluminium tower conforms to all relevant regulations.
Features of the 7.2 Metre Aluminium Scaffolding Tower
The four high-strength 150mm castors that are fitted to the tower have a locking mechanism to prevent unwanted movement when the tower is in use. The four 500mm legs are fully adjustable. The tower also features three 4 rung 2m ladder frames, and three 4 rung 2m span frames. The structure includes three platforms, each fitted with a trap door for safe and easy access. Designed with fourteen horizontal braces and nine diagonal braces, the tower is supremely rigid and resistant to twisting. There are four jumbo stabilisers as well. Expect to pay between £800.00 and £900.00 for a tower of this size, with these features.
More About the 7.2 Metre Aluminium Scaffolding Tower
This tower has a patented, colour coded brace hook. The ladder is the internal type and measures 60mm x 25mm. The aluminium tubing that comprises scaffolding towers like this conforms to all relevant British standards and specifications (BS), and bears the applicable kitemark designation. The kitemark is a UK product and service quality certification granted by the British Standards Institution (BSI) group. There’s also a lifetime guarantee on all welds. Another key feature of this scaffolding tower is that the legs adjust easily, so the tower can be placed safely on uneven ground. The platforms also have damage resistant claws. The tower comes with a full instruction manual and an official BS EN1004 certificate of conformity. All these quality features converge to make this tower easy to erect and dismantle, and supremely safe to use.