Nationwide Platforms is one of the largest providers of PASMA industry-standard training schemes throughout Europe. We have 30 training centres located throughout the UK, from the Scottish Highlands to the English Channel, ensuring that we'll have one local to you.
We're accredited by PASMA, and all of our courses are delivered by our highly trained, award-winning instructors who have years of combined experience in the construction industry.
Our courses have been designed by PASMA (Prefabricated Access Suppliers' and Manufacturers' Association) to guarantee your compliance with health & safety regulations when using mobile access towers. Anyone responsible for assembling, dismantling, moving, inspecting, or using mobile access towers should hold a PASMA card. This certification is valid for 5 years and should be renewed accordingly.
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In this course delegates are taught how to safely construct and deconstruct MATs whilst gaining a wider awareness of the associated hazards. Attendees are also given practical guidance on the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as well as grounding in the regulations and legislation applicable to aluminium 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.
PASMA stands for Prefabricated Access Suppliers' & Manufacturers' Association, and is the ‘recognised focus and authority for mobile access towers’. The association is responsible for legislation, regulations and guidance surrounding mobile towers in many regions across the world, including Europe. A PASMA certificate ensures you understand the PASMA codes of practice and can work at height regulations, to avoid workplace injuries.
PASMA is a leading trade association in the UK for the mobile access tower industry. It sets safety and technical standards and provides training for safe assembly, use, inspection, and dismantling of mobile access towers.
PASMA training is a comprehensive course that instructs individuals on the safe assembly, alteration, dismantling, moving, inspecting, and use of mobile access towers.
While not legally required, having PASMA certification is generally expected if you are assembling, dismantling, or moving mobile access towers. It ensures you've been trained to carry out these tasks safely and effectively.
A PASMA certificate is valid for five years from the date of issue.
If you're operating, inspecting, or supervising the use of mobile access towers, a PASMA certificate is recommended to show that you've been trained in safety and best practices.
In the context of scaffolding, PASMA refers to the safe use, inspection, and management of mobile access towers, which are a form of prefabricated scaffolding.
A PASMA licence, also known as a PASMA card, is proof that the holder has successfully completed PASMA training and is certified to safely assemble, use, and dismantle mobile access towers.
You can get a replacement PASMA card by contacting PASMA directly. They'll guide you through the process, which typically involves paying a small replacement fee.
PASMA training is available through various approved training centres throughout the UK and internationally. Nationwide Platforms provides training in over 30 locations across the UK.
IPAF focuses on powered access equipment, such as cherry pickers and scissor lifts, while PASMA is specific to prefabricated mobile access towers. Both provide training and certification for safe use of these respective equipment types.
Yes, a PASMA certificate is generally required to build a podium step as it's considered a type of mobile access tower. The certificate shows you've been trained in the safe assembly and use of such structures.
The cost of a PASMA course varies depending on the course provider and the specific training you're undertaking. It's best to contact your local approved training centre for the most accurate pricing information.
While not a legal requirement, PASMA certification is widely recognised in the industry and often expected when working with mobile access towers to ensure safety and best practices.
The duration of a PASMA training course can vary, but typically, a standard course takes about one day to complete.
While some theoretical aspects of the PASMA course might be available online, the practical elements of training usually require in-person attendance for hands-on learning and assessment. Please check with a member of our team for their specific course offerings.