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What do our customers say about our service?
“You guys were fantastic, everything was perfect and you were so helpful.”
Amina Kadia 26-May-2011 – Amina Kadia Hair
“I’ve used your towers and others. Their equipment is expensive and poor quality. Lakeside-Hire stock was in impeccable condition which made it easier to erect and use and a great price.”
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There are many different applications when using for this versatile equipment. For example, some customers are using the stock to access a chimney stack. This work requires a working at height solution that protects you from slipping of the roof. Because our staff have been industry trained they can professionally advise you before you start your project.
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Who regulates the industry?
PASMA or the pre-fabricated access manufacturers association work with the health and safety executive and other government bodies. They set standards as to access equipment and scaffold tower also podium steps and ladders. This organisation sets the standards by which manufacturers must follow based on findings they receive from manufacturers and health and safety officers. Training and advice is also given to end users to make sure that they are certificated to correct it and meet all the relevant safety requirements.
How to build a scaffolding platform?
You don’t need any specific skills or special equipment to put up a scaffolding tower platform. You should always follow the manufacturers instruction manual step-by-step. Here is an overview of how to erect an access platform but this shouldn’t be taken as an instruction manual, which you should follow to get a safe structure.
Firstly you start off with the casters which are the wheels and the adjustable legs attach these two together. Then find the smallest frames in the set that you have. Take the span frame and push the casters and legs and then the ladder frame and repeat this process.
Next use a red brace and attach it sideways to the frame. Next use a red hand rail brace and pushed back down on the lowest run of both frames. You should use a spirit level now to adjust the platform and make sure that all four sides are straight and plumb.
Now add more end frames and start to attach the blue diagonal braces in accordance with the instruction manuals bracing pattern. The initial trap door deck platform can now go on the tower at a height of around 2 m. Climb the access platform and go through the trap door trap and sit on the platform from this position take the red braces and place 4 no. either side of the platform that you are sitting on.
Make sure these are secure before standing on the platform. You should now go down and attach the outriggers or stabilisers to the access platform if you want build it higher than the two metre platform. Continue to build the access tower in accordance with the instruction manual.
How high can you go with an access platform?
It all depends on a number of factors. For example, internally most access platform with large stabilisers can go up to 12 m platform height or 14 m working height. Externally where you have to take into consideration the wind factor and other environmental situations 8 m platform height is usually the limit.
If you tie the it into the building by using two-way ties or Hilti hooks many manufacturers will allow you to go higher than this. But you will need to call the manufacturer for further instructions and technical data with this setup.