PASMA Towers for Users

Duration:

1 day (Minimum of 6 hours)

Who will benefit from this course?

Personnel who will be responsible for the assembly, dismantling, alteration, moving and inspecting of mobile access towers

Learning Objectives:

How to safely assemble, dismantle, relocate and alter a mobile access tower without risk of personal injury to the delegate and others

Method:

Instruction both in theory and practical sessions with assessments

PPE:

Suitable head and footwear protection and gloves

Course Content:

Legislation, Regulations and Guidance affecting working at height with mobile access towers; PASMA Code of Practice; Product Standards EN1004:2004, assembling, altering and dismantling towers incorporating current best practice for fall protection, inspection of completed mobile access towers and completion of Tower Inspection Records; hazards affecting the use of mobile access towers and how to avoid

Supporting Documents:

A course content and notes booklet and a current Code of Practice booklet will be issued to all delegates who attend the course

Award:

A PASMA certificate and photo card will be issued to successful delegates who complete the theory and practical sessions which have a five year validity period

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

Literacy, Fitness & Health:

Since the safe use of mobile access towers requires that delegates consult safety notices and read and thoroughly understand the manufacturers instruction manual, literacy and language comprehension are important requirements for any tower user.

Similarly, since the assembly and use of mobile access towers 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 dependance 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.

 

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