Tower frame scaffolds: Frequently asked questions


What it contains

This document answers frequently asked questions about tower-frame scaffolds, including:

  • what a tower-frame scaffold is
  • who can erect and dismantle scaffolds
  • what information a scaffold supplier should include
  • whether towers can be linked to form a scaffold run
  • how high a tower scaffold can be erected and how many platforms it can have
  • how to provide ladder access to a scaffold and access requirements for low scaffolds
  • edge protection requirements
  • load limits on scaffolds
  • which couplers can be used to tie scaffolds to the supporting structure
  • basic rules for safely using mobile scaffolds