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PASMA Management of Mobile Access Towers

Course Snapshot

  • Max No. Delegates 12
  • Validity 60 Months

Additional Course Notes

Course fees
£95.00 + £15.00 PASMA card and reg fee
For dates for this course, please call 01752 485303

Course Aims

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

Course Entry Requirements

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

Literacy, Fitness & Health (Extract from the PASMA Code of Practice):
Since the safe use of mobile access towers requires that delegates 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 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.

Any physical impairment or literacy issues should be discussed with LTC Training Services prior to making a booking so we can best accommodate your needs.

Course Content

Introduction and housekeeping
Aims and objectives
Current Legislation, Regulations and Guidance affecting work at height with mobile access towers
PASMA Code of Practice
A look at assembling, altering and dismantling mobile access towers incorporating current best practice for fall protection
Inspection of completed mobile access towers and completion of Tower Inspection Records; Hazards affecting the use of mobile access towers

Who will benefit

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

Under UK health and safety legislation, specifically, the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) and the Work at Height Regulations 2005, employers must train all employees who plan, supervise and manage work at height and the use of equipment for such work. 

‘Every employer shall ensure that any of his employees who supervises or manages the use of work equipment has received adequate training for purposes of health and safety, including training in the methods which may be adopted when using the work equipment, any risks which such use may entail and precautions to be taken.’ PUWER 1998