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Scaffold tower hire and the HSE

Scaffold tower hire and the HSE
23/11/2011

For DIYers and professionals alike probably the most dangerous part of the job can involve working at height and using a ladder. That’s why using a scaffold tower is a great option because it offers peace of mind, stability and eliminates the risk of a possible fall.

In fact, according statistics gathered by the HSE, falls from height remain the most common cause of fatalities in the workplace. There were 35 deaths, 4,654 major injuries and 7,065 injuries which resulted in the injured person having to stay off work for more than three days due to a fall from height in 2008/9. Nowadays scaffold towers are so easy to put together, they can be erected in literally minutes making a safe, comfortable platform to work from, especially in less than perfect weather conditions. Most scaffold towers also have lockable casters and stabilisers. That means the structure is not only absolutely secure but also you can move it along with all your kit when you need to without having to dismantle it. The scaffold towers also have an internal ladder and a trap door so if there is not a lot of space, you can easily move up and down the scaffold. The trick is to make sure you have your scaffold tower on level firm ground so there is no chance of it wobbling or moving. Easy to build, the scaffold tower even includes different coloured braces which lock into place so you know that it is put together safely and correctly and there are no errors. Putting together a scaffold tower is an effortless task; you don’t need any special tools or experience. A first-time user should easily be able to erect a scaffold tower within an hour. Whether you want to use a scaffold tower for commercial or domestic use, they are readily available to buy or hire from reputable firms right across the UK.

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