System Scaffolding for the Future – Turner adds to its range


Turner Access Ltd, specialists in access and scaffolding product and service provision, has recently added to its innovative range with Turner OCTO® System Scaffolding. Manufactured by sister company Turner Fabrication Ltd, Turner OCTO® should be described as the next generation in system scaffolding.

Designed and manufactured with versatility, safety and productivity in mind, Turner OCTO® adopts the factors required in a scaffolding system for the future. Safe assembly, alteration and dismantling are achieved with OCTO® GuardAid®; a scaffold tool enabling advance guardrail methodology. Decks can be made tamper-resistant with the unique OCTO® Lock function. This removes the risk of unauthorised modification and reduces inspection time. Costs can be reduced through improved production output, thereby reducing labour and other operating costs. Environmental benefits are achieved by utilisation of longer life materials.

System components are manufactured within a BS EN ISO 9001:2008 environment using state of the art technology to ensure the highest quality. Turner OCTO® System Scaffolding offers users a revolutionary access solution. Due to the design of the OCTO® cup, eight components can be fitted at one time, on the same level, allowing a greater versatility than other systems. A 360 degree rotation within the joint provides an almost limitless possibility in structure size and shape. A recent design for a 59m freestanding Turner OCTO® structure for an oil rig flare stack is testament to that.

With over 25 years experience in the Access and Scaffolding Industry, Turner Access has the know-how and expertise to take this revolutionary product to market. Turner Access personnel have been involved in scaffold design, structure installation and specialist training for many years in numerous market sectors; from commercial contract jobs to industrial applications on-and-offshore. As a scaffold service provider, Turner Access can also provide site analysis and an evaluation of access solutions required for particular applications. Turner OCTO® is now widely used in the company’s Scaffold Contracts Division; enabling high profile contracts to be won as a result of the System’s safety, versatility and productivity benefits. Turner Access Contracts Manager states;

Turner OCTO® has opened doors for us with many local authorities. We have been awarded term contracts because the client knows our System will ensure the job is completed on schedule. The modular nature of the System allows us to assemble runs of scaffolding very quickly before other sub-contractors are on site. This type of work is very common in social housing projects where time is of the essence.

Turner OCTO® is often the client’s choice because it is aesthetically pleasing, unlike some traditional types of scaffolding. This is a benefit for works on Government buildings, landmarks or areas in tourist hotspots.”
Turner Access will be attending, along with other Turner Group companies, the SPE Offshore Europe conference and exhibition in Aberdeen from 3rd to 6th September 2013. For a chance to see the impressive Turner OCTO® System Scaffolding and to speak to an access solution expert, visit Stand 1C41. Alternatively, visit www.turner-OCTO®.com for further product information.