PASMA Combined Towers and Low-Level
Part one of the PASMA combined standard and low level access training course is aimed at personnel who work from prefabricated units of less than 2.5 metres of height. The course involves both a theory and practical session and includes how to assemble, dismantle and relocate mobile powered access units without risk of personal injury to the delegate or others.
The second part of this course is aimed at personnel who will be responsible for assembling, dismantling, moving, inspecting and using mobile powered access towers. Instruction is in both theory and practical sessions. The course also covers current legislation and guidance affecting working at height with mobile access towers. Delegates attending this course receive a course content booklet and PASMA Code of Practice together with a PASMA certificate and photocard for the relevant level that is valid for 5 years.
The course syllabus containing information on course content, duration and maximum number of delegates can be downloaded here.
One day course, lasting a minimum of 7 hours
Anyone who may work from low level access units and standard mobile access towers.
How to safely assemble, dismantle and relocate low level powered access units and standard mobile powered access towers without risk of personal injury to the delegate or others
Instruction both in theory and practical sessions
Closed book course with a pass mark of 80% in both theory and practical’s
Suitable head / foot protection and gloves during the practical session
Current Legislation, Regulations and Guidance affecting working from low level access units and standard mobile access towers, PASMA Code of Practice, Publicly Available Specification, assembling, altering and dismantling, incorporates current best practice for fall protection, inspection of both low level and standard mobile access towers. Tower Inspection Records; hazards affecting the use of units & platforms
Maximum of 1:8
A suitable classroom to accommodate 8 delegates for the theory session and both an indoor / outdoor practical area with a minimum free height of 6 metres are prerequisites
A course content and notes booklet and a current Code of Practice booklet will be issued to all delegates who attend the course
A PASMA Certificate and PhotoCard will be issued to successful delegates who complete the Theory and Assessment sessions at the level they attend the course which has a five year validity period
(Extract from the PASMA Code of Practice)
Since the safe use of mobile towers requires that you consult safety notices and read and thoroughly understand the manufacturer’s instruction manual, literacy and language comprehension are important requirements for any tower user
Similarly, since the assembly and use of mobile access towers can be physically demanding, users should be physically fit and in good health and should, generally, not have problems with eyesight or hearing, heart disease, high blood pressure, epilepsy, fear of heights / vertigo, giddiness / difficulty with balance, impaired limb function, alcohol or drug dependence or psychiatric illness
If delegates have any problems with literacy or language comprehension, or have any doubts about their fitness to use mobile access towers, they must bring them to the attention of their employer. This need not preclude them from using mobile access towers, provided their employer conducts an assessment and is able to put into place adequate measures, to take account of any difficulties they may have
No formal qualifications or experience are necessary, but it would be beneficial if delegates had a basic understanding of work at height issues
You may also be interested in some of the other PASMA training courses we offer including Working at Height training (essentials), Towers for Users course, Management of Mobile Access Towers Course and Low Level Access Training.