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PASMA Towers on Stairs

What is the course?

The PASMA Towers on Stairs course is designed for operatives who are tasked to assemble, alter, dismantle or work in general on mobile access towers located on stairways, escalators or stepped levels.

The course goes over the relevant legislation, the best conducts of practice and the potential hazards that need to be taken into account when working with mobile access towers.

Course content

The course contains the following:

  • Raising awareness of the Work at Height regulations (2005)
  • Getting familiar with the relevant health and safety legislation
  • Raising awareness of the applicable British and European standards (BS EN 1004: 2004 & BS 1139-6:2014)
  • Instruction on the tower components
  • Proper on-site inspection and effective tower maintenance
  • How to assemble and dismantle the towers (3T Method & Advanced Guardrail)
  • Tower stability and tying-in
  • Raising awareness of the possible hazards and how to avoid them

How is the course taught and assessed?

The PASMA Towers on Stairs course, is delivered by a highly trained construction professional to simulate a classroom-like experience. The course consists of a theory session and practical training. Upon the completion of the course, the participants have to take a multiple-choice theory test and undergo a practical assessment. The course duration is one day.

What qualification will I receive?

Upon successful completion of the PASMA Tower on Stairs course, you are awarded with a PASMA Certificate of Competence. Additionally you will receive a Photo ID Card which is valid for the next five years.

What can I do next?

Upon receiving the PASMA Certificate of Competence, you may try to achieve certifications on other types of equipment and procedures. There is an extensive range of taught courses to choose from and get you certified on how to use and supervise various types of machinery and equipment.

Entry requirements

This course is available only to those who have already passed the PASMA Towers for Users course within the previous five years. Apart from that, you should be in good health and physically fit, generally not have problems or issues with your eyesight, hearing, heart disease or blood pressure.

Furthermore, abstaining from the course is advised if you suffer from epilepsy, fear of heights/vertigo, balance difficulties, impaired limb function, alcohol or drug abuse and any psychiatric illness.

Fluency in spoken and written English is necessary as well.

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