The design standards for mobile access towers have been updated to make them even safer, so you should now select towers that meet the revised standards when buying new ones, says Don Aers.

If your workers use mobile access towers or tower scaffolds, you have a responsibility to provide safe equipment. A simple way to do that is to ensure that not only is it in good condition, but it’s also certified to a recognised standard.

The standards for towers set out the design rules manufacturers should follow, such as the critical safety features which must be included, the performance requirements and the essential dimensions.

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