The PASMA combined Towers and Low-Level course is for anyone who may work from low-level access units (<2.5m high) and standard mobile access towers.

Aims and objectives

The aim of this course is to learn how to safely assemble, dismantle, relocate and alter low-level access units and standard mobile access towers. Thus reducing the risk of accidents and the chance of injuring yourself or others while working.

Course details

This is a one day course, lasting a minimum of six hours. You will need to bring PPE, including suitable head protection, footwear and also gloves.

Course structure

The PASMA Combined Towers and Low Level course includes both theory and practical elements. It is available at our training centres in Newcastle and Huntingdon or, alternatively, onsite at your premises. It covers:

  • Current legislation, regulations and guidance affecting work from low level access units and standard mobile access towers.
  • The PASMA Code of Practice.
  • Publicly Available Specification.
  • Assembling, altering and dismantling low level access units and standard mobile access towers.
  • 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

There is a closed book assessment with a pass mark of 80% in both theory and practical elements.

Pre-requisites

While no formal qualifications or experience are necessary to complete PASMA Towers for Users, a basic understanding of work at height and the potential risks are beneficial.

Furthermore, according to the PASMA Code of Practice:

  • The safe use of mobile access towers requires you to consult safety notices and read manufacturers instruction manuals. Therefore, you must have the literacy and language skills to be able to do this.
  • The assembly and use of mobile access towers can be physically demanding. Thus you need to be physically fit and in good health. It may not be suitable if you have problems with eyesight or hearing, heart disease, high blood pressure or epilepsy, as well as fear of heights/vertigo, giddiness/difficulty with balance, impaired limb function, alcohol or drug dependence or psychiatric illness.

Certification

Candidates receive a course booklet and PASMA Code of Practice together with a PASMA certificate and photocard for the relevant level. The certification is valid for five years.

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