Quality Pasma Training Courses
Mobile scaffold towers are an ingenious piece of kit specially designed to help make working at height safer. But they need to be assembled properly and those who use them need to be familiar with PASMA training when working at height.
There are still numerous accidents every year involving mobile scaffold towers that have not been put together properly, or incidents where equipment has been misused.
It’s essential that there is always at least one competent person on site who has had proper professional PASMA training in assembling a scaffold tower and knows the regulations on working at height.
Working at height has always been an occupational hazard. But did you know that before you even start you should be undertaking a PASMA assessment to confirm whether there is an alternative to working at height?
The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) endorses a series of working-at-height regulations and guidelines that must be followed in order to try to ensure the safety of people who use mobile scaffold towers and other equipment.
The assessment comes as part of the Working at Height Regulations 2005. Once it has been established that there is no alternative but to work at height, the next stage of the process is selecting suitable equipment for the job.
It’s well worth taking the trouble to get trained. PASMA (the Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ and Manufacturers’ Association) offers professional training in conjunction with the HSE. Those who take part in PASMA training have to pass a written and practical assessment and are awarded a special certificate and a photocard ID.
The Pasma Training solution
PASMA training courses are nationally recognised across the construction industry. In many cases workers need PASMA certification before they can work on building sites in the UK.
During the scaffold tower training, participants are given an introduction to mobile scaffold towers and their assembly, safety, repositioning, stability, inspection, maintenance and care.
Dismantling the scaffold tower is also covered and tuition is given on working-at-height regulations and standards.
The message is clear. It’s dangerous and illegal to assemble scaffold towers unless there is at least one competent person on site who has had proper professional training and knows the regulations. Lives are at stake. And if that one competent person happens to be you, it’s an extra feather in your cap and gives you an obvious advantage when you are looking for a job.
So sign up for PASMA training, and give a real boost to both site safety and your own job prospects.