PASMA Training: Towers for Users Course
£125.00 per person
£135.00 per person
September 2021 to November 2021
Birmingham, Bristol, Dundee, Durham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, Southampton
To help protect our customers and staff by reducing risk of COVID-19 infection, the theory element of this course will be completed online. Our training team will provide instructions on how to complete the course. The practical element of the course will be completed in-person at one of our training locations, which all have COVID19 safety measures in place. For more information please visit our COVID-19 Secure Page
In this PASMA course delegates are taught how to safely construct and deconstruct MATs (mobile access towers) 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.
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.
Candidates will be required to have a level of literacy that enables them to fully understand safety notices and manufacturer’s instruction manuals. Candidates also need to physically fit and in good health as the course involves the assembling and dismantling of mobile access towers.
No formal qualifications are required but a good understanding of working at height would be beneficial.
For the practical session candidates will need suitable head, footwear, eye, and glove protection. A hard hat with a chin strap is preferable.
The course is practical, and classroom based currently with a maximum delegate number of 8 (broken up into morning and afternoon sessions of 4 each) due to room capacity at our locations.
The duration of the PASMA Tower course is one full day.
Currently the day is split into online theory (taken prior to attending) and written assessment and practical element. Delegates will be assessed and given a 30-question multiple choice assessment and providing they pass will progress to the practical element. Assessment takes around 30 minutes and the practical is around 3-4 hours depending on the experience of the delegates.
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.
This is a closed book course with a pass mark of 80% in both theory and practical.
A PASMA PhotoCard and Certificate valid for five years will be issued to successful delegates who complete the theory and practical sessions.
We also offer the PASMA Combined Course on how to safely assemble, dismantle and relocate low level access units and standard mobile access.
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 a MAT. To pass the PASMA course delegates will need to successfully complete a post-course assessment paper.