Course Title:  Low Level Access


½ Day course, lasting a minimum of 3½ hours

Who will benefit from this course

Personnel who work from prefabricated units under 2.5m of height

Learning Objectives

How to safely assemble, dismantle and relocate low level access units without risk of personal injury to the delegate or others

Method Instruction both in theory and practical sessions

Assessment Closed book course with a pass mark of 80% in both the theory and practical PPE Suitable head / foot protection and gloves during the practical session

Course content

Current Legislation

Regulations and Guidance affecting work at height with low level access units

PASMA Code of Practice

Publicly Available Specification

Assembling, altering and dismantling low level units incorporating current best practice for fall protection

Inspection of completed low level units and completion of Tower Inspection Records

Hazards affecting the use of low level units

Instructor delegate ratio Maximum of 1:12

Supporting Documents

A course content and notes booklet and a current Code of Practice booklet will be issued to all delegates who attend the course


A PASMA Certificate and PhotoCard will be issued to successful delegates who complete the Theory and Assessment sessions at the level they attend the course which has a five year validity period

Literacy, Fitness & Health

Since the safe use of mobile towers requires that you consult safety notices and read and thoroughly understand the manufacturer’s 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 limb function, alcohol or drug dependence or 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

Qualifications & Experience

No formal qualifications or experience are necessary, but it would be beneficial if delegates had a basic understanding of work at height issues