The erection, use and dismantling of mobile access towers is potentially very dangerous if the correct safe working procedures are not followed. As a consequence many clients and employers are now insisting that operatives attend a one day course on the safe use of such equipment. The course is aimed at improving knowledge and enhancing ability to use the equipment safely. This PASMA accredited course is assessed through theory and practical assessments and successful delegates will be awarded nationally recognised PASMA certification.
Who Should Attend?
Any person required to erect, use, inspect or dismantle a portable access tower during the course of their work should attend this course.
Delegates will receive detailed classroom and practical training and will gain a clear understanding of:
- Relevant legislation, regulations and industry best practice/guidance British and European standards
- The potential hazards associated with the use of portable towers
- The correct procedures for assembling, dismantling, altering, moving, inspecting and using towers
Facilities will be provided for the practical element of the course. If held at the Client’s site a facility checklist will be provided and the training area will need to be inspected by a representative of the trainer.
- Aims and Objectives
- Legal Overview – Health and Safety
- British and European Standards
- Guidance and Information
- Tower Components, Inspection and Maintenance
- ‘Don’t Fall For It!’ – DVD on recommended assembly methods
- Tower Assembly and Dismantle
- Tower Stability and Tying-in Hazards
- ‘Accidents don’t just happen’ – PASMA DVD Your responsibilities
- Written and Practical Assessment
Certification and Assessment:
Delegates will be assessed during the practical training session in their abilities to interpret the manufacturer’s instructions and correctly erect and dismantle the tower. Successful delegates will receive a competency certificate and an encapsulated PASMA Photo Card, which can be used by delegates to demonstrate their skills and knowledge when going ‘on site’.
Usually 8.45am start. Course times will be confirmed in the joining instructions once the course has been booked.