PASMA - Combined Low Level Access and Towers for Users
PASMA Combined - Towers for Users & Low Level courses
1 day, lasting a minimum of 6 hours
Start Time: 8am
Price: £180.00 + VAT per person
The PASMA Combined (2 courses): Tower for Users and Low Level training course is to provide all personnel with the knowledge to safely identify and inspect, assemble, dismantle and use, move and alter mobile access towers, low level access units and podiums in accordance with the manufacturers instructions, current regulations and accepted approved methods. Also to have an understanding of current relevant legislation and regulations on working at height on this type of equipment. The Working at Height Regulations (2005) require that the assembly, dismantling or alteration of Mobile Access Towers should only be undertaken by a competent person, or if being trained, under the supervision of a competent person. A PASMA qualification is proof of competency and widely accepted throughout the UK.
Who will benefit from this course:
Personnel who will be responsible for the assembly, dismantling, alteration, moving and inspecting of Mobile Access Towers & Low Level Access equipment.
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
Closed book course with a pass mark of 80% in both theory and practical
Personal Protective Equipment:
Suitable head / footwear /eye / glove protection during the practical session. Hard hat, preferable with chin strap
Legislation, Regulations and Guidance affecting working at height with mobile access towers and Low level access,PASMA Code of Practice; Product Standards EN 1004:2004, assembling, altering and dismantling towers and low level equipment incorporating current best practice for fall protection, inspection of completed mobile access towers and low level equipment and completion of Tower Inspection Records; hazards affecting the use of mobile access towers and low level and how to avoid.
Instructor delegate ratio:
Maximum of 1:8
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 note booklets 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
Literacy, Fitness & Health:
(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 and low level access 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.
Qualifications & Experience:
No formal qualifications or experience are necessary, but it would be beneficial if delegates had a basic understanding of work at height issues