Why Low Level Access May Be The Better Choice Compared To Traditional Scaffold Towers

Have you ever considered using Low Level Access as opposed to traditional scaffolding towers?
They’re usually overlooked by many but they often end up being a much cheaper and more practical solution to working at low heights for the customer.

One of the biggest benefits to using low level access is having the ability to easily manoeuvre around your job site without having to first dismantle, then relocate and then finally reassemble your scaffold tower. This is obviously considerably more time consuming than pushing/driving the MEWP into place and we’re regularly told by our customers that their productivity and efficiency has improved on site since making the switch.

Another major benefit is cost. While it may seem that simple aluminium towers would be the cheaper option, that’s not necessarily the case. If going down the scaffolding route, other factors need to be taken into consideration such as the cost of assembling, moving and dismantling the tower at both the start and end of the hire.

Low level access is also extremely flexible in terms of working height. With traditional aluminium towers, you would have your tower set to a certain height and if you needed to get higher, you would have to manually build it taller which takes time and man power. With low level access, the operator is able to lift to the exact height they need without any hassle.

These are just a few of the benefits to using low level access in place of scaffold towers but there are many more. If you’re still using towers and are considering changing to low level access, please give us a call on freephone 0800 085 3709 and we’ll be more than happy to run through the benefits and help you decide which low level access platform would be best for your requirements.


Written by:
Aerial Platforms
10th August 2018
COVID - 19

COVID – 19

Here at APL/APC we are committed to safety and are actively doing our part to reduce the chances of COVID-19 spreading. Whilst we employ a number of these practices anyway, we are taking extra care that all of our staff follow them.

Upon returning to our HQ, each machine is thoroughly cleaned with G101 multi purpose cleaner and extra attention is taken on high risk areas of the machine such as keypads and control boxes using special Biocidal cleaner.

All of our drivers have been given special disinfectant wipes and cleaning supplies to keep their trucks clean and reduce the risk of spreading the virus.

We are also disinfecting our offices daily and have adopted many safeguarding techniques including keeping a 2m distance between any two people at one time.