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Mobile Access Tower

Mobile scaffold - image courtesy of PASMA

HSE key messages are that:

  • you must be competent in erection and dismantling of mobile scaffolds; and
  • you must always read and follow the manufacturer's instruction manual and on no account attempt use the equipment beyond its limitations.

Commonly referred to as mobile access towers or mobile scaffold towers, these structures are manufactured from prefabricated components where the principal structural materials are aluminium alloys or fibreglass.

Wheels or feet of the tower must be in contact with a firm surface. Outriggers should be deployed as specified by the manufacturer.

Possible hire cost: in the region of £250 per week

Set up time: up to 1.5 hours

Mobile Access Towers are covered by PASMA. More information:

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