Scaffold Towers 

The wrong choice could cost you your life!

Scaffold towers are a first choice for a wide variety of trades. The choice of scaffold towers in the market is wide but it's important that you choose a EN1004 tower as it could save your life. 

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When choosing a mobile tower or scaffold tower, safety must be a priority. In the recording period 2012/2013, falls from height were the most common cause of fatalities, accounting for almost a third of fatal injuries to workers (31%). (RIDDOR).* For the same period, duty holders found guilty of health and safety offences received fines totalling £2.1 million, an average penalty of £9,528 per offence.**


Falls from height


Falls from height


Fatal 25 21
Major 2522 313
Over seven day 2727 105
Total 5274 439

Disturbingly, if we consider that self-employed only account for around 15% of the employed then the figures above show that you are far more likely to suffer a fatal fall from height if you are self-employed. It is worth noting that, especially with the self-employed figures it is highly probable that a lot of falls go unreported, so the actual number may be a lot higher.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you and your staff are working under safe conditions and on safe equipment. It is easy to think that it won't happen to you but as the figures above show, it does happen to thousands of families every year. 

Avoid serious injury by choosing your scaffold tower carefully 

Tower scaffolds come in many different shapes and sizes so how can you be sure that the one you use is safe?

Simple... ensure that you choose an EN1004 tower!

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Why choose an EN1004 tower?

What is EN1004?

Critical Safety Features of EN1004 Towers

Further information

Safe Use of a Scaffold Tower or Mobile Tower

Useful Links

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