Bespoke Scaffold Towers British Made by LEWIS
Our customised scaffold towers fully comply with the latest UK regulations, product standards and requirements. If you have any questions regarding what size towers you should be purchasing or even what type of scaffolding would be correct for you, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We are here to help with all your access needs no matter what they are. Ever since 2010, we have had our own in-house health and safety officer available to answer all your questions on best practices and procedures when dealing with working at height. He will also be available to answer questions not just related to scaffold towers but all types of health and safety.
When planning the use of scaffold towers, safety and the use of the best quality most suitable equipment is vital. Be sure to check out this scaffold towers checklist by the HSE.
What makes us different
We remove the middleman from the traditional sales model. This creative business structure offers many great benefits, most notable, a less price, faster service and most of all we hear our customers needs.
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"Cutting out middlemen is just a simple and healthy business practice"
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"Take out the middleman and you could avoid extra costs"
We are licensed to manufacture Mobile Access Towers to BS EN 1004 : 2004, and which carry the current British Standard Kitemark or other equivalent mark of approval (e.g. TUV, NF Mark, etc.). Hirers, dealers and training members have, as a requirement of their membership, to use mainly Mobile Access Towers which carry the current British Standard Kitemark or equivalent mark of approval.
Quality Products for the Industry
We can provide our customers with a wealth of information regarding our products to make the process of purchasing from our site both straight forward and enjoyable. Our aim is to ensure that you, our customers are confident that you have purchased the correct products at the most competitive prices available.
4 tips when choosing your scaffold tower
TIP 1: Certification - the most important question
Did you know that “CE marks” don’t exist on Towers if Made in UK, If you’ve seen CE markings or certification it will mean that the products have been shipped in to UK from outside of Europe, normally China on Towers.
Here in Great Britain, British Standard Kitemarks are the ultimate test for scaffold towers. If you don’t see the kitemark symbol anywhere on the product page, it probably means that the scaffold tower has not been tested. The kitemark symbol is something to be proud of because you know that the product has passed rigorous tests and is SAFE to use. No one wants to know that the scaffold tower they have bought has had no real testing or valid certification. Is it really worth the risk to save a few quid? ASK TO SEE THE kitemark before you make a decision!
TIP 2: Where is the scaffold tower really manufactured?
Why is this important I hear you ask? Let’s say it’s made in China for example: Chinese manufacturing has got better over the years, but it is a FACT that our critical standards are somewhat different shall we say. We’ll use specification of aluminium for example, this is a very important factor for the properties of strength. Most or nearly all of the scaffold towers that are made in China do NOT use 6082 Aluminium. They will use a lower grade aluminium which will give more deflection when under duress.
Also 9 out of 10 times it would never pass the British Standard Test (EN1004) for weight loads or pull push deflections to just name a few of the tests involved.
You might well see the big MADE IN BRITIAN LOGOS everywhere on a website and you may well be convinced, but you really need to just click here and check for yourself. (Type their website in and you will see if it’s a false claim)
TIP 3: Technical knowledge and know how
Let’s say you have a question that you need expert advice regarding your product: do you want to be palmed off with the obvious answers or do you want to know details, limits, law? You will get this by dealing with the right company. A good company will have total specifications and limitations on the products they are selling, much more than just an erection manual to follow.
TIP 4: Have you seen life time guarantee or life time warranty?
“LIFE TIME GUARANTEE:” buy a tower on the back of this promise and you're buying a false guarantee, unless of course it's backed with an insurance guarantee. Who really gives a life time guarantee on anything? Is the company going to be around next year, never mind for the rest of your life?
Let’s use the Chinese tower example again. You have an accident on the tower or God forbid a fatality due to poor quality or a defective product? Who do you claim from? It's important to know there’s full traceability, which should be the standard when buying a British Standard kitemarked product.A good company will have an insurance backed guarantee. This means that if a company is not around in say 5 years, your guarantee is NOT VOID. You claim directly from the insurance company ON THE CERTIFICATE.