PASMA Towers for Users – Standard Mobile Access Tower

Training Course Objective:
To instruct the candidate to safely, assemble, dismantle and relocate and alter a mobile access tower without the risk of personal injury to the delegate or others.

Course Content:
- Current legislation
- Regulations and guidance affecting work at height with mobile access towers
- PASMA code of practice
- Product standards EN 1004:2004
- Assembling, altering and dismantling mobile access towers
- Inspection of completed mobile access towers
- Completion of tower inspection records
- Hazards affecting the use of mobile access towers

Course Method:
Instruction in both theory and practical sessions, with assessments. A course content and notes booklet and a current Code of Practice booklet will be issued to all delegates who attend the course.

Personal Protective Equipment Required:
- Hard hat
- High visibility jacket
- Steel capped work boots
- Safety gloves

A PASMA certificate and photo card.

Course Duration:
One day

Instructor to Delegate Ratio:
One instructor to twelve delegates.

Literacy, Fitness and Health*:
Since the safe use of mobile access towers requires that delegates consult safety notices and read and thoroughly understand the manufacturers’ instruction manual, literacy and language comprehension are important requirements for any tower user.

Similarly since the assembly and use of mobile access towers can be physically demanding, users should be physically fit and 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 lung function, alcohol or drug dependence of psychiatric illness.

If delegates have any problems with literacy or language comprehension or have any doubts about their fitness to use mobile access towers they must bring them to the attention of their employer. This need not preclude them from using mobile access towers provided their employer conducts an assessment and is able to put into place adequate measures to take account of any difficulties they may have.

*Extract from the PASMA code of practice

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