The main difference between a 232 Mobile Access Tower and a Vertical Ladder Frame Access Tower lies in their design and configuration. Here’s a breakdown of each type:
232 Mobile AccessTower:
- This type of tower typically features a 2-meter width and a 3-meter length base.
- The spacing between each horizontal bar is 232mm spaced apart, allowing the user to climb inside the platform towards the trapdoor of the platform area.
- It is designed to provide a stable and secure working platform at various heights.
- The tower consists of lightweight aluminium or steel tubes that are connected using various components like clamps and braces.
- It is equipped with lockable casters or wheels, allowing for easy mobility and relocation within a worksite.
- Mobile access towers are versatile and commonly used in construction, maintenance, painting, and other tasks that require working at elevated heights.
Vertical Ladder Frame Access Tower:
- A vertical ladder frame scaffold tower is characterized by its ladder-like vertical frames.
- It is typically constructed using steel or aluminium frames that interlock vertically to form a stable structure.
- The frames often have built-in ladder rungs, providing a means of climbing and accessing different levels of the tower.
- The tower features horizontal platforms or decks at various levels, which are connected to the frames using diagonal braces or cross braces.
- They are commonly used in construction, renovation, and other applications where a fixed scaffold tower is required for an extended period.
Both types of mobile access towers serve the purpose of providing a safe and stable elevated working platform. The choice between them depends on factors such as the specific requirements of the task, mobility needs, duration of use, and the preferences of the user or the regulations set by relevant safety standards. It’s important to select the appropriate mobile access tower based on the project’s specific needs and ensure compliance with safety regulations and guidelines.
Are you PASMA certified to build Mobile Access Towers? If not, TB Davies is an official training centre which has a range of PASMA Tower Courses available to you and your team.
PASMA Courses Available from TB Davies:
- PASMA Towers for Users Course
- PAMSA Towers on Stairways Course
- PASMA Combined Towers & Low-Level Access Course
- PASMA Working at Height Novice Course
- PASMA Low-Level Access Course
Still unsure of the differences between a 232 Mobile Access Tower and a Vertical Ladder Frame Access Tower? Contact us today, and with our industry knowledge, we will be happy to inform you of the differences.