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Strong, Stable, and Safe: Are Scaffolding Towers Your Best Work at Height Option?

November 22, 2019

When working at height, the first rule is you have to have the best equipment for the job. Some pieces of kit like stepladders give you stability but not a great deal of height, and you might find that some ladders give you the height you need but you might worry about stability.

Enter the mobile scaffold tower which is the best of both worlds. But why would you use a mobile scaffold tower, and is it as convenient as a ladder? Read on to find out.



A mobile scaffold tower gives you unrivalled stability

The first obvious thing to point out us unlike conventional two-legged ladders, mobile scaffold towers don’t need to be laid against a strong structure to keep them upright and stable. For extra peace of mind, some towers also have extra support legs that can be fitted so the structure is even more stable.


Towers are versatile

Towers can be used for many different jobs, as long as they are stationed on a level surface. They can be used indoors and outdoors, as the wheels make them easily manoeuvrable, and the working platform is surrounded by support bars which will allow you to work on surfaces in front and above you (like the outer walls of a house).


They can be moved to wherever they’re needed

Standard scaffold towers have to be assembled and taken down every time they need to be used somewhere else, whereas mobile scaffold towers can be easily moved to wherever they’re needed.


They are stronger than ladders

Mobile scaffold towers have a strong cross-beamed structure, which makes them stronger than standard ladders. This means that they can take more weight and workers can potentially use heavier equipment without any safety concerns when they are working on the platform.


They are very safe

Safety is paramount when working from height, and mobile scaffold towers are designed to provide a strong, stable, and safe base to work at height from.


Our scaffold towers

When it comes to quality construction and ease of use, Scaffolding Towers provide all the functionality of fixed scaffolding, yet they are completely portable and easy to move from one work location to the next. They are a great investment for builders, construction workers, roofers, DIY enthusiasts, and painters, and they’re made from top-quality materials and are designed to withstand harsh weather conditions.

In the safetysteps.co.uk collection, you’ll find a selection of Scaffolding Towers for indoor and outdoor use. They are highly versatile semi-permanent structures that you can erect on any floor surface, they are equipped with non-slip support feet to create a sturdy working platform, and they are fully mobile on integrated wheels for easy manoeuvrability.

They fold neatly for storage and transportation in any works vehicle or large estate car, and they provide a safe and secure access solution for those working at height. All our Towers and Podium Ladders meet current European safety standards, and they are supplied with a manufacturer’s warranty for peace of mind.

Our Alpine Tower is commonly used by workers to gain access to hard to reach levels to carry out work both inside and outdoors.  It’s quick and easy to erect and has quick release pull rings with stainless steel pin on bracings for super easy assembly.  Its narrow width means that it can easily fit through doorways and can easily be transported between work sites in most small vans or estate cars.

Our Easy Tower with its handy folding capability would be a good addition to any location where space might be limited such as small workshops, retail stores, and offices. It cleverly incorporates a platform and tool tray for storage of items.  It’s easily accessible with a 60° inclined ladder and when folded, it can conveniently fit through doorways and narrow aisles. This tower comes with a 3 year guarantee for peace of mind.

Our Podium steps are made from high-quality materials to ensure strength and safety in a variety of manual working environments. The unit only has 2 removable parts: the platform deck and the access, and it can fold and unfold in seconds. It’s easily manoeuvrable on 2 x swivel braked castors and incorporates saloon safety gates for easy access and exit from the platform. It also has a 1000mm all-round guardrail system with a non-slip platform for extra safety. The unit is available in three different working heights.


If you would like to know more about our scaffolding towers or any of our other safety steps, our friendly sales team will be happy to help. Just give us a call on 01684 252212 or drop us a line at [email protected]