Mobile Aluminium Access Towers

At Global FLT we have two types of Mobile Aluminium Towers, Beta Guard and Octo 250. We provide training on both types of tower.

The Work at Height Regulations 2005, require that the assembly, dismantling or alteration of Mobile Access Towers should only be undertaken by a competent person, someone being trained or under the supervision of a competent person.

A competent person is a person who can demonstrate that they have sufficient professional or technical training, knowledge, actual experience, and authority* to enable them to:-

a. carry out their assigned duties at the level of responsibility allocated to them;
b. understand any potential hazards related to the work (or equipment) under consideration;
c. detect any technical defects or omissions in that work (or equipment), recognise any implications for health and safety caused by those defects or omissions, and  be able to specify a remedial action to mitigate those implications.

*Note: “authority” here means delegated authority to the individual by his employer to carry out a certain function or duty.

Going onto or assembling a mobile access tower will involve working at height. The Advisory Committee on Work at Height Training (ACWAHT) indicate that for anyone who works at height, the above definition of a competent person implies:


Course content:

  • Introduction to Mobile Access Towers
  • Safety Code
  • Health & Safety at Work Act Etc. 1974.
  • Work at Height Regulations 2005
  • PUWER, Provision and Use of Working Equipment Regulations 1998.
  • Film/DVD
  • Stability
  • Tower Components
  • Inspection & Maintenance
  • Introduction to Mobile Access Towers
  • Tower Assembly – Beta Guard & Octo 250
  • Repositioning Towers
  • Tower Dismantle – Beta Guard & Octo 250
  • Theoretical and Practical Assessment

Global are a training company that offer value for money courses on forklifts and other manufacturing equipment. In additional they have worked with me to provide a bespoke lifting course to suit my firm’s requirements. Their trainers are professional and very knowledgeable.

Heather Miller

QHSE Co-ordinator, FLI Structures