Anyone in an organisation that builds, inspects or supervises Portable Aluminium Scaffolding Towers for low level or high level access including Podium steps. This not only includes construction sites but all workplaces, such as schools, offices, theatres and factories both internally and externally.

Following the PASMA blend of theory and practical instruction, your employees can develop an awareness of the legal implications, common hazards and precautions, together with the correct building, pre-use inspection, regular inspections with different types of Aluminium Portable Towers.

PASMA Towers for users course

This PASMA Course programme is designed for managers, supervisors and operatives who may need to construct and/or inspect Mobile Access Towers (MATs). Training methods include a mix of theoretical and practical studies, such as syndicate exercises in the erection, inspection and dismantling of MAT’s . To pass the PASMA course delegates will need to successfully complete a post-course assessment paper.

Those who need to erect, dismantle and inspect mobile access towers safely.

Since the assembly and use of mobile towers can be physically demanding, users should be physically fit, 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.

Course Content:

The PASMA Towers for Users Course content includes:

  •  How to safely construct and deconstruct MATs
  •  How to correctly carry out a full safety inspection of towers
  • Gaining a greater awareness of the hazards associated with towers
  • Assembling, altering, and dismantling towers incorporating current best practice for fall protection
  • The Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required for working safely with MATs
  • The legislation, guidance and working at height regulations associated with the use of MATs
  • Product Standards EN 1004
  • PASMA Code of Practice
  • Current best practice for fall protection
  • Completion of Tower Inspection Records

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

PASMA Combined Course

Anyone who may work, assemble or inspect low level access units and standard mobile access towers.

How to safely assemble, dismantle and relocate low level access units and standard mobile access towers without risk of personal injury to the delegate or others.

Course Content:

Current Legislation, Regulations and Guidance affecting working from low level access units and standard mobile access towers, PASMA Code of Practice, PAS250 (Publicly Available Specification), assembling, altering and dismantling, incorporates current best practice for fall protection, inspection of both low level and standard mobile access towers. Tower Inspection Records; hazards affecting the use of units & platforms.

PASMA Towers On Stairs

Anyone in an organisation has to build stepped towers. The course covers current legislation, regulations and guidance for towers in general, and focuses on hazards specific to using them on stairs. Both theory and practical sessions are held during this full day course. Must have an in date Tower For Users certificate.

The PASMA Towers on Stairs course is for individuals who will be erecting, using, moving, inspecting and dismantling stair tower units. You must have already have a valid PASMA Towers for Users qualification in place to attend this course.

Course Content:

The course is broken into two parts of the day. During the morning, you will be learning about the safe use of Stair Tower and general overview of the safety aspects. The second part of your day will be practical - you will be required to be involved in building and dismantling a Stair Tower.

PASMA for Managers

A ‘must do’ course over one day for managers and supervisors responsible for overseeing the work of operatives on site. Any person who has responsibility for managing people who use mobile access towers, ensuring that work is properly planned and organised, that those involved in carrying out the work are competent. That towers are correctly inspected and maintained.

To learn about current legislation, regulations and guidance affecting work at height using mobile access towers.

Course Content:

Current Legislation, Regulations and Guidance affecting work at height with mobile access towers. Code of Practice, reference to current instruction manuals incorporating current best practice for fall protection, fault-finding exercise, group case studies, completion of Tower Inspection Records, hazards affecting the use of mobile access towers; risk assessment/emergency & rescue plans and behavioral competencies.