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PASMA - Towers for Managers

Course Details

Duration: 1 day
Practical: No
Standards: EN 1004, BS 1139-6, BS 8620
Managing people who use scaffold towers is a scary responsibility if you don’t know what good practice looks like. How can you be sure your workers have chosen the right tower, built a stable structure and aren’t going to fall off?
To comply with Work at Height Regulations, you must be competent to supervise work on towers. When breaching the regulations can have such big consequences for managers – even prison sentences – you’ll want to ensure you’re trained for the task.

PASMA Towers for Managers will equip you with the specialist knowledge you need to keep your towers accident-free zones. Spend one day at an approved PASMA training centre with an expert instructor and go back to work knowing how to:

  • Support your teams better on site
  • Send them home safe after every shift
  • Meet all your legal obligations
  • Inspect towers
  • Identify different tower types

Through a combination of theory and group exercises, the course teaches you what to look for from the ground – before, during and after work begins. There is no practical work involved in this course; it’s all classroom-based theory. No hard hats or tower climbing required!

Through a combination of theory and group discussions, you will learn about:

  • Work at height responsibilities of managers
  • Standards affecting the manufacture and use of towers
  • Where to find crucial safety information
  • When it’s safe to use a tower, and when it’s not
  • Different tower configurations
  • Identifying hazards in the work environment
  • Risk assessments
  • Rescue plans
  • Carrying out pre-use checks and post-assembly inspections on towers
  • The components used in a mobile access tower
  • Good practices for the safe use of mobile access towers
  • Behavioural competencies
  • Preventing 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 course, you’ll receive a PASMA PhotoCard and Certificate. These will show that you’re trained to level ‘M’ for Manager.

This course is aimed at people who don’t use towers themselves, like site managers, safety professionals and company directors. It’s suitable for anyone who manages or supervises tower operatives, including:

  • Those new to managing tower users
  • Those who already manage tower users but have never been formally trained
  • Those re-taking the course after an earlier qualification expires
  • Aimed at: Managers
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Experience required: None
  • PPE: None
  • Maximum class size: 12
  • 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
  • Open book
  • Written answers and multiple choice
  • 80% pass mark

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