PASMA Tower for Users Training

Duration

1 day, lasting a minimum of 6 hours

Who will benefit from this course

Any person who has 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

Learning Objectives

To learn about current legislation, regulations and guidance affecting work at height using mobile access towers

Method

Instruction both in theory and practical sessions with assessments

Asssessment

Open book assessment with an 80% pass mark.

PPE

Suitable head / footwear protection and gloves during the practical session.

Course Contents

  • Current Legislation
  • Regulations and Guidance affecting work at height
  • with mobile access towers

PASMA Code of Practice

  • a look at assembling, altering and dismantling mobile access towers
  • incorporating current best practice for fall protection
  • inspection of completed mobile access towers and completion of Tower Inspection Records
  • hazards affecting the use of mobile access towers

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

Award

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 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 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.

Qualification & Experience

It would be envisaged that you will have a good working knowledge of the Work at Height Regulations and Health & Safety at Work Act 1974.

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