What is mast climbing?

A mast climbing work platform travels up and down a vertical mast on the side of a building. This is so that construction and maintenance work can take place at great heights. The use of mast climbers is a lot more flexible than traditional scaffolding as it can be tailored to your specific building needs, and the value for money just gets better the taller a building is. They can be built and taken down in a much quicker timeframe than scaffolding (around 80% quicker) and they are an extremely safe method of working at a great height.

a bft technician inspecting a mast climber

What are the benefits of mast climbers in England?

Safety is one of the key benefits of using mast climbers in England. There are around 52,000 construction workers affected every year from musculoskeletal problems. Staff on mast climbing projects carry out their tasks in less strained positions for the body, making working conditions easier.

Value for money is another important factor. Mast climbing equipment is easier to set up and take down, which would result in around £120million a year being saved in the construction industry if access was used through a mast climber rather than scaffolding. Another cost-saving measure is that mast climbers are more secure and fire-resistant than scaffolding, providing greater protection to industry workers and the public. Scaffolding can also be an eyesore, especially for people living in high-rise buildings, whereas mast climbing uses less equipment, providing a more pleasing visual effect.

 close up of a bft mast climber 150

Our Offices

We work on projects across England and we are passionate about putting forward the fantastic benefits of mast climbing. Our head office is based in Leighton Buzzard in Bedfordshire. We also have a northern office in Swinton near Salford and a southern office at the Crossways Business Park close to Dartford in Kent. Our team is extremely knowledgeable in all things mast climbing so feel free to tap into our expertise on the subject.

When it comes to delivering your MCWP, our fleet management department will guide you so that the equipment is safely transported and installed at your site. With over 1,600 mast climbing work platforms for you to choose from, we have the flexibility to match and exceed the expectations of your project.

To find out more about mast climbing in England and why it will benefit your project, get in touch with us today and we would be happy to help.