Quickfit towers are light-weight scaffold towers used throughout the D.I.Y and domestic market for both indoor and outdoor access solutions where a stable and secure platform is required. Ideal for short term access, the highly versatile towers provide a strong working platform for a variety of heights up to 9m (30') working height with outrigger.
1.Read and understand the user guide carefully before starting to erect the tower. Inspect for any damage which may affect safety. Wear Safety hard hats gloves and steel toe capped boots.
2.Fit castors/adjustable legs or base plates onto the bottom of the frames and fully lock on. Fully slacken all the locking bolts on the frames.
3. Stand one pair of frames on firm ground /stable foundation and fit one diagonal brace member as shown.
4. Fit the next pair of frames on the alternate faces never fit successive frames in same face of tower and tighten the locking bolts to between 5 and 8lbs/ft.
5. Adjust legs to make sure that the tower is level and lock castor wheels facing outwards and lock adjustable legs, Fit low braces
6. Build Tower with frames on alternate faces and tighten all locking bolts to between 5 and 8lbs/ft.
7. Add stabilisers, ensure feet are firmly in contact with the ground. Clamp and secure.
8. Install internal ladders to the side of brace member as shown.
9. Locate a trapdoor deck as photo, with trapdoor next to ladder. Then locate a fixed deck alongside the trapdoor deck as per photo.
10. Ensure the trapdoor is positioned with the hinges towards the outside of the tower as shown. Climb the ladder and, from the protected trapdoor position, fit guard rails, double guard rails and tighten to both sides of the platform as photo. Guard rail heights should be 1000 mm and an intermediate guard rail be fitted so that there is a gap no larger than 470 mm on any working or access platform located above ground level.
DO NOT CLIMB ONTO THE DECK UNTILL IT IS FULLY GUARD RAILED.
11. Continue adding frames and tighten the locking bolts to between 5 and 8lbs/ft
12. Fit spigots into collars and tighten locking bolts to between 5 and 8lbs/ft
13. Add the next internal ladder.
14. Locate a trapdoor deck as photo, with trapdoor next to ladder. Then locate a fixed deck alongside the trapdoor deck as per photo.
15. Ensure the trapdoor is positioned with the hinges towards the outside of the tower as shown. Climb the ladder and, from the protected trapdoor position, fit guard rails, double guard rails and tighten to both sides of the platform as photo. Guard rail heights should be 1000 mm and an intermediate guard rail be fitted so that there is a gap no larger than 470 mm on any working or access platform located above ground level.
DO NOT CLIMB ONTO THE DECK UNTILL IT IS FULLY GUARD RAILED.
16. Fit the triple guard rails onto spigots as photo.
17. Fit toe board as shown.
Foundations. Always check that the ground on which the tower is to be erected can support the weight of the loaded tower. When erecting towers on grass or earth always use sole plates.
Never erect towers on slippery surfaces.
Never use towers without base plates, adjustable base plates or wheels.
Never use piles of bricks or timber to make for variations in level, always use adjustable legs.
SAFE HEIGHT. The maximum height to which towers can be erected is 9m. Never exceed these heights.
ACCESS. Always use 'purpose' made internal ladders provided by QUICKFIT to gain access to the platform.
Never climb the outside face of any tower.
Never lean ladders against a tower and never place ladders on top of a tower.
Never stand on guard rails or brace members.
Towers with permanent resting platforms at 2m 6'6" intervals on all towers
Dismantling the tower should be carried out by following the user guide in reverse. When dismantling, pass or lower components down to a colleague, never throw or drop the parts since they may be damaged. Transport components with care, store undercover or inside to prevent corrosion.
Assembly Principles. The 3T Method OnlyWHEN BUILDING A TOWER
Never climb tower with oil or grease on boots.
Do Not oil the castor wheels.
Keep tower components well painted or use galvanized towers. Inspect tower components before erection, do not abuse or use damaged components. Move towers by manual effort only from base but never move towers with personnel, equipment or materials on board. Take care when moving towers over rough ground. Always ensure that all locking collars, castor wheel locks and adjustable leg bolts are tightly tightened before using the tower. Locking collar bolts should be tightened to a torque of 5lbs/ft minimum and 8lbs/ft maximum. (Do not over tighten).
Beware of high winds. Do not attempt to work on towers in high winds. Beware of live overhead electric cables, moving parts of machinery and never erect towers in locations where they might be struck by vehicles.
TRANSPORTATION/STORAGE. Dismantling the tower should be carried out by following the assembly guide in reverse. When dismantling, pass or lower components down to a colleague, never throw or drop the parts since they may be damaged. Transport components with care, store under cover or inside to prevent corrosion.
GUARD RAILS/TOE BOARDS. All scaffold platforms from which a person could fall must be fitted with guard rails, double guard rails and toe board sets. Including intermediate rest platforms. It is recommended that guard rails and double guard rails are used as the towers is erected.
SCAFFOLD COUPLERS: The advanced Apex range of towers can be used with standard BS1139 couplers fitted over tubes. The Summit range can be used with standard couplers, fitted over the collars. Do not use ladders or boxes to achieve extra height.
DURING USE. Beware of high winds in exposed, gusty or medium breeze conditions. We recommend that in wind speeds over 7.7 metres per second (17mph) cease working on the tower. if the wind becomes a strong breeze, expected to reach 11.3 metres per second (25mph), tie the tower to a rigid structure, as shown on guide. Technical Guidance (TG)4:2011 Anchorage systems for scaffolding. can be downloaded for free from the CFA website via their guidance page at: http://www.the-cfa.co.uk/publications-and-downloads/guidance-notes/ . One of the reasons for drawing your attention to this publication is that it sets the standard to which drilled fixings for scaffolds should be selected, installed and tested before use. If the wind is likely to reach a gale force, over 18 metres per second (40mph), the tower should be dismantled. Be careful no to infringe on any bylaws when erecting mobile towers in public places and that warning signs are in place where necessary by law.
Beware of open ended buildings which can cause funneling effect.
ALWAYS REFER TO THIS CHECKLIST BEFORE AND AFTER ERECTION OF THE TOWER.
IF IN DOUBT ABOUT ANY APPLICATION CONSULT YOUR SUPPLIER FOR ADVICE.