What is PASMA Low Level Access?
This half day PASMA Low Level Access training course is intended for users of low level access equipment (< 2.5m) made from prefabricated tower components, such as folding step units and folding tower units. The low level access course gives an overview of regulations, legislation and product standards and covers current best practice, inspection of low level access units and hazards to be avoided in depth.
Who is the PASMA Low Level Access training suitable for?
Personnel who will be responsible for the assembly, dismantling, alteration, moving and inspecting of low level work platforms(under 2.5m of height)
How to safely assemble, dismantle and relocate low level work platforms without risk of personal injury to the delegate or others.
Instruction both in theory and practical sessions.
Closed book course with a pass mark of 80% in both theory and practical.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required to Attend
Suitable head / foot protection and gloves during the practical session.
PASMA Low Level Access Course Content
Current Legislation, Regulations and Guidance affecting work at height with low level work platforms, PASMA Code of Practice, BS 8620, assembling, altering and dismantling low level access units incorporating current best practice for fall protection, inspection of completed low level access units and completion of Tower Inspection Records; hazards affecting the use of low level access units.
Instructor Delegate Ratio
Maximum of 1:12
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 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 Required to Attend
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
No formal qualifications or experience are necessary, but it would be beneficial if delegates had a basic understanding of work at height issues.
Related Training Courses
- CIEH Working at Height training online
- Ladder Association training scheme courses
- SMSTS – Site Management Safety Training Scheme
- SSSTS – Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme