How do you assemble a scaffold tower?

How do you assemble a scaffold tower?

We’d recommend finding a friend or colleague to help you.

  1. Attach the castors.
  2. Install horizontal braces.
  3. Check the scaffold tower is level.
  4. Install the first level.
  5. Install diagonal braces.
  6. Install the scaffold stabilisers.
  7. Add a work platform.
  8. Install the guard rails.

What is the recommended ratio of base to height on a tower scaffold?

Each system is designed and tested under specific conditions, meaning that the manufacturer is always the best source of information about individual product’s performance. The old rule of thumb used to be a 3:1 ratio between a scaffold tower’s height and its shortest base dimension.

How do you secure a scaffold tower?

If possible, the scaffold tower should be secured to the wall being worked on with heavy wire, both vertically and horizontally, using an approved tying pattern. In addition, the tower must be braced as required by the manufacturer. Depending on working conditions, additional bracing may be required.

How do you set up scaffolding?


  1. Select a secure foundation on which to build and set your scaffold.
  2. Opt for casters.
  3. Assemble the scaffolding frame.
  4. Make sure the scaffold is stable.
  5. Place the planks.
  6. Secure access to the scaffold.
  7. Attach the guardrails.
  8. Inspect the scaffolding to ensure safety.

How do you set scaffolding on uneven ground?

Setting Up Scaffolding on Uneven Ground Set a 2×10 block of wood under each leg, even when using a base plate. This will help prevent sinking into soft soils or hot asphalt. Setting the scaffold on blocks when working on concrete isn’t necessary, but it’s still a good idea.

How do you assemble a tower?

To assemble the Tower of the Void in Part 2, match the symbols from the hint to the Tower by rotating the Tower Controller on top of the pillars corresponding to it….Tower of Void Part 2 Solution.

1 Rotate the tower controller that moves the top block once or until it matches the spade symbol.

What height can a tower scaffold be erected to internally and externally?

For Internal use only, towers may be erected up to 12.2 m platform height without ballast. For External use, towers fitted with a 2.5 m length platform must have ballast fitted as follows: . Ballast is used at the base to stabilise towers against overturning.

At what height do you need outriggers?


Model (using outriggers as described above) Total height* at which restraint is required
4-foot (4 feet wide) over 16 feet
6-foot (6 feet wide) over 24 feet
7-foot (7 feet wide) over 28 feet
* including vertical posts, guardrails, casters, etc.

Do you need a harness on a scaffold tower?

Both PASMA and the HSE specifically recommend that you do not use a safety harness and lanyard when working on mobile towers. If the guardrails have been correctly installed then the tower has collective fall protection so personal fall protection is not necessary.

Do you need to be trained to erect a scaffold tower?

Towers should be erected by trained and competent people. There are a number of organisations that provide training for the safe erection and use of tower scaffolds.

When erecting a scaffold prevent skewing?

When erecting a scaffold, use? to provide against skew. Planking shall have at least 12 inches of overlap and extend 6 inches beyond center of support, or? at both ends to prevent sliding off supports.

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