PASMA Towers For Users
PASMA standard course, now renamed the PASMA Towers. This one day PASMA Towers for Users course is the association’s flagship course, attracting in excess of 50,000 delegates a year. Aimed at personnel who will be responsible for assembling, dismantling, moving and inspecting 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 can be downloaded here.
1 day, lasting a minimum of 6 hours
Personnel who will be responsible for the assembly, dismantling, alteration, moving and inspecting of mobile access towers
How to safely assemble, dismantle, relocate and alter a mobile access tower without risk of personal injury to the delegate or others
Instruction both in theory and practical sessions with assessments
Suitable head / footwear protection and gloves during the practical session
Legislation, Regulations and Guidance affecting working at height with mobile access towers, PASMA Code of Practice; Product Standards EN
1004:2004, assembling, altering and dismantling towers incorporating current best practice for fall protection, inspection of completed mobile access towers and completion of Tower Inspection Records; hazards affecting the use of mobile access towers and how to avoid
Maximum of 1:12
A suitable classroom to accommodate 12 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 PhotoCard and Certificate will be issued to successful delegates who complete the theory and practical sessions which have a five year validity period
(Extract from the PASMA Code of Practice)
Since the safe use of mobile access towers requires that delegates 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.
Furthermore to the PASMA Towers for Users course you may be interested in other PASMA training courses available which includes PASMA Low Level Access Training, PASMA Management of mobile access towers course, Working at height training (essentials) and PASMA Combined Standard Low Level Access Training.