Top tips for scaffold tower storage
17 August 2017 08:26:52 GMT
When it comes to scaffold tower safety, most people think it only applies when the tower is setup and being used. But it’s important to remember that a big part of safe use comes in storing and unpacking a tower. You need to take your scaffold tower storage seriously. Of course the best way for you to do this is to check the advice found in the instructions from the manufacturer, but in general you can follow the rules below to ensure your tower will stay in optimal condition.
Where to store
Many people have a rule for where they store their scaffold tower: wherever there is the space for it. But choosing the right place for storage with a suitable environment is extremely important for its longevity – a tower is more likely to stay in good condition for longer if it has been stored correctly. The best possible area for tower storage will be covered and protected from the weather but also well ventilated. It should not be too hot or damp to ensure that the materials of the tower are not weakened or rusted by the conditions.
Think safety first
It is also vital that you should think of safety first at all times when you come to store your tower. First, it should be pointed out that the tower should be completely disassembled so that it is easy to handle the next time you come to set it up. Additionally it’s worth pointing out that it’s a good idea to store all the parts of your tower at ground level or within a container so that there is no risk of any part the tower falling if it is stored at height.
Store them as you would like to find them
A good rule to follow when it comes to storing your tower is to pack away and store it in the manner that you would like to find it. Make sure that the parts are clean and dry before you pay them away, and that all of the parts are kept together in a neat and tidy fashion. There is nothing more frustrating than coming to set up a scaffold tower only to find that you have to spend hours sorting out the parts.
Make sure the instructions are stored safely
Finally, you must remember that one of the most important features of the scaffold tower to keep safe is the instructions. Without the manufacturer’s instructions, you won’t be able to set up the tower in accordance with health and safety regulations. That means you need to either have a safe place to store the instructions with the tower itself or you must create some sort of filling system that allows you to easily find the manual for this specific scaffold tower.
If you have any further question about scaffold towers, the team at Precipitous have years of experience in supplying a huge range of different models. We would be happy to answer any questions you might have on them. Please get in contact today for more information.