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PASMA - Towers with Cantilever

Course Details

Duration: 1 day
Practical: Yes
Standards: BS 1139-6
Something in your way? A cantilever tower is ideal for overcoming obstacles, like stairwells, window apertures, riser shafts or porches, getting you closer to the area you need to reach.
These towers have a platform sticking out the side or end. This helps you work over obstructions, making it useful for a whole host of tasks.


PASMA Cantilever Towers for Users will equip you with the specialist knowledge you need to work safely with cantilever towers. Spend one day at an approved PASMA training centre with an expert instructor and go back to work knowing:

  • How to safely assemble, dismantle, alter and move cantilever towers
  • How to safely use cantilever towers
  • How to inspect cantilever towers
  • How to inspect cantilever towers
  • How to identify hazards relating to their use
  • What legislation, regulations and guidance are applicable to these towers

Using a combination of theory and practical work, this course builds on your existing tower knowledge by introducing new techniques, such as the use of ballast to balance the tower. You’ll also be introduced to new enabling components, such as cantilever frames and frame links. Plus, you’ll learn about the different safe working load capabilities of this type of tower.

Through a combination of theory and practical work, you will learn about:

  • Work at height responsibilities of employers, employees and suppliers
  • Standards affecting the manufacture and use of cantilever towers
  • Where to find crucial safety information
  • When it’s safe to use a cantilever tower, and when it’s not
  • Carrying out pre-use checks and post-assembly inspections on cantilever towers
  • The components used in a cantilever tower
  • Assembling and dismantling a cantilever tower using 3T and AGR 
  • Good practices for the safe use of cantilever towers
  • Accessing a platform safely
  • Moving a cantilever tower
  • Identifying hazards in the work environment
  • Avoiding personal health hazards

Your training instructor will give you an electronic or printed copy of the course notes and a PASMA Code of Practice that you can refer back to.

On successfully completing the theory and practical segments of the course, you’ll receive a new PASMA PhotoCard and Certificate that includes this qualification. You’ll see a new category on your card, ‘A6’ which means you’re now trained on cantilever towers.

This course is suitable for anyone who will be using cantilever towers at home or at work and has already completed Towers for Users, including:

  • Those who have never used cantilever towers before
  • Those re-taking the course after an earlier qualification expires
  • Those working towards Access Tower Specialist status

It’s designed for operatives. If you manage or supervise operatives, look at Towers for Managers instead.

  • Aimed at: Users
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Experience required: current Towers for Users qualification
  • PPE: suitable head/foot protection and gloves
  • Maximum class size: 8
  • Qualification length: 5 years (this may vary regionally)
  • e-Learning available: no
  • Remote training available: check with training centre
  • On-site training available: check with training centre
  • Course syllabus: download
  • Theory assessment (multiple choice / 80% pass mark)
  • Practical assessment

PASMA Training - PASMA Towers with Cantilevers (A6) Course Dates

Date Location Places Comments Price From  
Mon 11/03/24
Start Time:
8:00 (Induction 07.45)
End Time:
Essex (Harold Wood) 7 Please call to book 0333 666 1881 £180.00 Book
Date Location Places Comments Price From  
Thu 06/06/24
Start Time:
08.00 (Induction 7.45)
End Time:
Essex (Harold Wood) 8 Please call to book - 0333 666 1881 £180.00 Call to book.