A Guide to Scaffolding Towers

  • By Scaffolding Matters
  • 13th December, 2013
Scaffolding Towers

The construction industry often makes use of scaffolding towers, and this is because these support structures are perfect when teams are working on buildings and they require the appropriate support for themselves and their equipment.

A high quality tower is usually erected on the site of the building, and this type of equipment allows a worker the chance to complete their job on a firm and stable surface. It is extremely important that these products are erected by licensed professionals, since the lives of the workers could very well rely on the quality of the scaffold itself.

What are Towers Used for?
One of the best things about scaffolding towers is the fact that they have so many uses. Ultimately, these items provide an elevated platform on which an individual can work, and so this means that people can choose to use them for anything from cleaning out the gutters to constructing a building. These products are usually much more helpful than ladders in certain instances, because they do not only extend much further, but they also provide a surface on which tools can be placed during the process of completing a task.

Mobile and Stationary Towers
While some people prefer that their scaffolding towers remain in one place until the project has come to a close, others enjoy the mobility of the moving tower. A mobile tower is usually put in use when the construction job is a smaller one, and the individual constantly has to switch from one area to another. On the other hand, if a team is going to be constructing a building, there might not be a need for a mobile tower, and so a stationary one will do just fine.

Materials Used to Construct Towers
There are a range of materials that are used to build these products, and they include steel, wood and aluminum. Each of these materials has their own pros and cons, which is why individuals should take some time to get to know each one before determining which will be best for their specific product. Remember, higher quality materials might cost a bit more in the short term, but since they end up lasting much longer, they could save an individual a lot more in the long run.

Safety is of the Utmost Importance
One of the biggest concerns that should be kept in mind during the construction of scaffolding towers is the safety of those that will be using this product. When an individual chooses to have a tower constructed by a team of licensed professionals, they can rest assured that the task will be handled efficiently, but this is not always the case if people choose to take care of this aspect on their own; in this instance, they should contact a professional to inspect the work that they have completed. Safety regulations should also be followed at every turn, from the decisions that are made when purchasing the materials for this product, to the inspection checklist that needs to be ticked off once it has been set up.

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