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PASMA Towers for Managers Training Course

PASMA Towers for Managers training is a ‘must do’ course over one day for managers and supervisors responsible for overseeing the work of operatives on site. It is designed to ensure that when working at height using mobile access towers work is properly planned and organised and that those involved on site are competent and properly trained.

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.

Duration

1 Day

Learning Objectives

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

Delivery Method

Theory session with exercises.

Assessment

Open book assessment(s) with an 80% pass mark.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required

None required.

PASMA Towers for Managers Course Content

Current Legislation, Regulations and Guidance affecting work at height with mobile access towers. Code of Practice, reference to current instruction manuals incorporating current best practice for fall protection, fault-finding exercise, group case studies, completion of Tower Inspection Records, hazards affecting the use of mobile access towers; risk assessment/emergency & rescue plans and behavioural competencies.

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.

PASMA Certification/Award

A PASMA PhotoCard and Certificate will be issued to successful delegates who complete the theory assessment sessions which have a 5 year validity period.

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

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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