The convenience of these systems is in the name – you can move them anywhere that has a stable foundation. Regular scaffolds would have to be disassembled prior to relocation, and that’s if they’re not too substantial in the first place.
The time spent having them taken apart and re-erected elsewhere by professional scaffolding providers is not cost-effective. Unlocking the stabilising wheels, moving a mobile tower to another area, and locking it back in place certainly is.
- Never rush on a building site; move the working platforms with care as trying to wheel them too quickly across a site may cause them to topple
- Make sure there is enough people on hand to help, and that they are fully competent to do so
- Watch out for overhead cables or extending parts of any other scaffolding systems; reduce the height of the tower if possible in advance
- Do not allow anyone to remain on the scaffolding tower whilst it’s being moved
- Take all tools and building materials off the platform before relocation
- Double check the terrain over which it’s going to be travelling to make sure no holes, pipes, gratings, tools or builders’ materials are in the way
- Once you’ve successfully moved the mobile tower, make sure to lock the wheels in place again and check the positioning of the platform with a spirit level
Do not allow anyone to access a tower that’s just been moved until a complete safety check has been carried out by either your scaffolding supplier or a competent operator on-site.
For any queries relating to our new build or crash decks systems for domestic and commercial clients in Eastleigh or the surrounding areas in Hampshire, please contact our contractors at C&K Scaffolding Limited. We’re on hand 24/7 to answer questions and carry out alteration or emergency procedures.
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