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What is the PASMA Cantilever Towers for Users?

The PASMA Cantilever Towers for Users training course equips experienced tower users with the skillset for more complex tower builds, taking into account the principles of counterbalance calculations for the use of kentledge in cantilever applications and much more.

The PASMA Cantilever Towers for Users course also covers in some depth the appropriate sections of BS 1139-6:2014 – part 6, which details the requirements for more complex tower structures, such as towers with cantilevers, which utilise components from towers complying with BS EN 1004:2004, but which are outside the limited scope of this standard.

Who is the PASMA Cantilever Towers for Users course suitable for?

Anyone who is experienced in using towers and is to be given responsibility for the assembly, dismantling, alteration, moving and inspection and use of mobile access towers with cantilevers in a standard configuration. Given the more complex concepts involved, this course will be a fresh challenge to delegates and in order to be eligible, delegates must have already passed the PASMA Towers for Users course.

Who will benefit from this course?

Personnel who will be responsible for the assembly, dismantling, alteration, moving and inspecting of mobile access towers with cantilevers.


1 Day, lasting a minimum of 6 hours.

Learning Objectives

How to safely assemble, use, dismantle and relocate a standard configuration of a mobile access tower with a cantilever, taking into account the principles of counterbalance calculations for the use of kentledge in cantilever applications.

Delivery Method

Instruction both in theory and practical sessions.


Closed book course with a pass mark of 80% in both theory and practical.

Personal Protective Equipment required to Attend

Suitable head/footwear/eye/glove protection during the practical session. Hard hat, preferable with chin strap.

PASMA Cantilever Towers for Users Course Content

Legislation, Regulations and Guidance affecting working at height with access towers; PASMA Code of Practice; Product Standards EN 1004:2004 and BS1139 Part 6:2014; assembling, altering and dismantling towers incorporating current best practice for fall protection; inspection of completed mobile access towers with cantilevers and completion of Tower Inspection Records; hazards affecting the use of towers with a cantilever.

Instructor Delegate Ratio

Maximum of 1:8

Supporting Documents

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

PASMA Certificate

A PASMA Certificate and Photo Card will be issued to successful delegates who complete the theory and practical assessment sessions at the level they attend the course, which has a five year validity period.

Please note that PASMA have stopped sending certificates in the post as of 1st January 2022. They will continue to send out the PASMA cards which show the certificate number. You will now receive a virtual training certificate after your PASMA course instead of a hard copy. The virtual PASMA certificate can be shared and stored more easily. It is available once you receive your PASMA card, this is accessed through the check a card tool.

Literacy, Fitness & Health Statement

Since the safe use of mobile access 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, including prescribed drugs or psychiatric illness.

You should also consider how the effects of extremes of temperature–heat and cold; lack of nutrition–fasting; and lack of water –dehydration, can impair your ability to work effectively.

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

Qualifications & Experience Required

You must hold a current PASMA Towers for Users Photo Card and have a good working knowledge of working at height.

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