Access Plus are members of PASMA Prefabricated Access Suppliers and Manufacturers Association means that when you are trained by us you have been trained to the National Recognised Standard. PASMA is the HSE recognised body for training in mobile aluminium scaffold towers.
PASMA stands for Prefabricated Access Suppliers and Manufacturers Association. It’s an association of manufacturers and suppliers of prefabricated aluminium and fibreglass towers and is the leading industry body for all matters relating to mobile access towers in the UK. All members offer equipment that meets the current British European Standard BS EN 1004 2004 and their equipment carries the British Standard Kite-mark or equivalent mark of approval.
PASMA training can only be carried out by PASMA approved training centres. The PASMA name and logo are registered Collective Marks of the Association and can only be used by members of the Association and can only be used by approved training centres in respect of training.
A PASMA training course is a combination of a written and practical test. Our PASMA training courses in Glasgow generally last for a single day from 8am until 4pm. The PASMA training courses are aimed at people within organisations that work with Mobile Access Towers whether alloy or fibreglass.
If you have been trained by Access Plus in Scotland and have lost your PASMA card or had one stolen you must contact us and we can arrange to have a replacement sent. There will be a fee of £25 +VAT to incorporate the administration charge and card replacement and you will be required to provide proof of identity.
PASMA training cards or tickets last for five years after which you will need to resit a written and practical test. Upon completion you will be re issued with a competency certificate and encapsulated credit card sized photo which grants you membership for another five years.
You can contact us and we can arrange to have an amended PASMA card sent to you.
PASMA Standard Certificate Towers for Users
This PASMA Standard Operators Certificate course is designed for any personnel who will be responsible for the assembly dismantling alteration moving and inspecting of mobile access towers.
PASMA Towers for Managers
This PASMA Towers for Managers training course is designed for any personnel who has the responsibility for overseeing the work of operatives on site ensuring that work is properly planned and organised and that those involved in carrying out the work are competent and properly trained and that towers are correctly inspected and maintained.
PASMA Low Level Access
This PASMA Low Level Access training course is designed for any personnel who work from prefabricated units of 2.5m height.
PASMA Work at Height Essentials
This PASMA Work at Height Essentials training course is for anyone who knows little or nothing about working at height. This half day course provides essential information about the use of mobile access towers plus an insight into the use of all forms of access equipment as represented by the member organisations for the Access Industry Forum.
PASMA Combined Standard and Low Level Course
This PASMA Combined Standards and Low Level training course is for anyone in an organisation who assembles alters dismantles moves inspects and uses alloy or fibreglass mobile access towers and low level access units or podiums in the work place including offices factories schools and of course construction sites.
Is it a legal requirement that I need to have training in order to use a scissor lift or a cherry picker?
All employers are legally obliged to ensure that if you are using any type of MEWP (Mobile Elevated Work Platform) that you are adequately trained.
IPAF’s training courses are recognized across the world and as Access Plus is an IPAF registered training center we deliver these courses to the highest level.
Your employer’s obligations are stated in the following regulations:
- WAHR – The working at height regulations (2005)
- PUWER – The provision and use of work equipment regulations
- LOLER – The lift operating and lifting equipment regulations (1998)
- HSWA – The health and safety at work act (1974)
- MHSWR – The management of health and safety at work regulations (1999)
Access Plus are IPAF and PASMA accredited centres and we offer all their courses.
We also offer a complete range of working at height training in conjunction with our sister company training plus. These courses include:
- Asbestos awareness training
- Manual handling training
- Fire awareness
- Emergency first aid at work
- Abrasive wheels
- Ladder safety
Please do not hesitate to call us if you do not see the course listed that you require.
Training is paid in full prior to the training taking place, unless you currently hold an account with us. No training cards will be sent out until payment has been received in full.
We run PASMA and IPAF courses daily and all other work at height courses regularly throughout the week. In the unlikely event that we do not have the training course running to suit your dates, we will do our best to organize another date to suit you.