PASMA Tower Safety WeekNovember 30, 2017
PASMA Tower Safety Week 12-17th November
Falls from height remains one of the biggest causes of workplace fatalities across the globe, as reported in our separate safety stories*. In the UK alone, 18% of accidents reported in 2017 happened as a result of falling from height . With many sites now also requiring proof of accredited training, Working at Height Training Courses have never been more vital.
(*See our News Story ‘MEWP fatalities decline as rental market grows’ for further information)
As an approved PASMA Training Centre, we were pleased to support the recent PASMA Tower Safety Week. Here at Warren Access, we had a busy week of PASMA training with 4 courses at our Newcastle and Upton Depots that week alone.
“ Tower Safety Week was established by PASMA to contribute towards the reduction of falls from heights by promoting towers – through our Partners and kindred organisations – as a safe way to access height when trained and skilled to do so.
Want to find out more about what went on during PASMA Tower Safety Week?
PASMA were encouraging us all to explore the Tower Safety Week microsite to find out more and join in with the planned activities at http://towerweek.pasma.org.uk/
“Here you’ll find a hub of information, guidance and resource on all things mobile access towers that you can put to use during tower week and beyond. But most critically, take full advantage of our safety resources and be sure to share them far and wide to make sure you, your friends, colleagues and everyone else, are ‘working well with towers”.
Tower Selfie Competition
In the social media age, everyone loves to show-off a bit. How many times has someone on holiday posted a photo by the beachside while you’re at work in the rain on a Monday morning? Too many we’d imagine! PASMA was running a Selfie competition during the week and encouraging us to send in ‘selfie’s to help promote the safe use of mobile access towers - for those who managed to get their hands on a 'foam hand!
Our trainees joined in enthusiastically at both Depots and we were very active on social media, sharing many photos and tweets. Many of these also made it onto the daily Highlights pages and website ! We think at least one of the ‘Selfies’ we shared has a good chance of winning!!
You can see all the highlights from the week at http://towerweek.pasma.org.uk/?page_id=2853
(Extracts taken from PASMA Tower Week micro site where full information can be found)