Safe Use of a Scaffold Tower or Mobile Tower

Don't risk your own life or the lives of others

The Work at Height (2005) Regulations

If you are using any item of work at height equipment in the workplace including a scaffold tower, either as an employee or as a self-employed person, the Work at Height Regulations apply to you. You must ensure that not only the person building the tower is competent but also those who specify, use and supervise or manage the use of a tower are competent to do so.

A competent person is a person who can demonstrate that they have sufficient professional or technical training, knowledge, actual experience, and authority* to enable them to:


*Note: “authority” here means delegated authority to the individual by his employer to carry out a certain function or duty.

Find out more about competency

Basic guidelines


If you are in any doubt about your competence and ability to comply with the regulations, then please ring PASMA on +44 845 230 4041 for further advice.

Use of a scaffold tower or mobile access tower


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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Further information

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