Aluminium Scaffold Tower Overview

The PASMA standard training course (Scaffold Tower) is aimed for any person who is involved with the use of Mobile Access Towers. Topics covered include component identification, assembly criteria, stability, hazards, safe use, maintenance and inspection. Upon successfully passing both the written and practical assessments, each delegate’s details will be entered on to the PASMA central database and a Certificate of Competency and a Photo-ID Card will be issued that is valid for 5 years.

Scaffold Tower Objectives

The aim and objective of our PASMA Standard Course is for each person attending the course to be able to safely, correctly and competently identify, assemble, alter, use, move, inspect and dismantle prefabricated Aluminium and Fibre-Glass Mobile Access Towers. Candidates will do so in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, current regulations and accepted approved methods; as well as having an understanding of current relevant legislation and regulations on Mobile Access Towers.

Learning Agenda

Your PASMA Course will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to Mobile Access Towers
  • Legal Overview – Health & Safety / Work at Height Regulations 2005
  • British & European Standards
  • Guidance & Information on Tower Components, Inspection & Maintenance
  • Tower Assembly & Dismantle (3T Method & Advanced Guardrail)
  • Tower Stability & Tying-in
  • Hazards When Using Mobile Access Towers
  • Your Responsibilities When Using Mobile Access Towers
  • Multiple Choice Question Paper
  • Practical Training Session
  • Practical Assessment

Duration

1 day

Scaffold Tower Assessment

Candidates attending the PASMA course are required to sit a written test as well as practical training and assessment. Upon successfully passing both the written and practical assessments, each delegate’s details will be entered on to the PASMA central database and a Certificate of Competency and a Photo-ID Card will be issued, both valid for 5 years.

Who Should Attend?

The PASMA training course is designed for anyone in an organisation who assembles, alters, dismantles, moves, inspects, and most importantly USES, alloy or fibreglass mobile access towers in the workplace. This not only includes construction sites but all workplaces, such as schools, offices and factories both internally and externally.

Accreditation:

  • Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ & Manufacturers Association

Candidate Entry Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must be literate
  • Must be physically fit

Health & Fitness Statement

Since the safe use of mobile access towers requires that delegates consult safety notices and 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. Candidates should not have problems with eyesight or hearing, heart disease, high blood pressure, epilepsy, fear of heights, 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.

Please Note:

All delegates will be required (in groups of up to 4 persons) to assist in the assembly, alteration, moving and dismantling of a 4.2m Mobile Tower. Any delegate who displays a fear of height that would, in the opinion of the instructor, make them a danger to themselves or others, may be failed on the practical assessment.

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