PASMA Low-Level Access Course

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Course Overview

Our PASMA Low-Level Access Course will equip you with the specialist knowledge you need to work safely with any low level work platforms under 2.5 metres and is designed to deliver a minimum of 3½ hours of instruction for up to 12 delegates. Using a combination of theory and practical work, this course will leave you feeling confident that you’re working safely at low level heights. This course provides training on mobile access towers manufactured in aluminium alloy or GRP fibreglass, approved to BS 8620 which carry a current British Standard or other equivalent mark of approval.

Low level work platforms, often called podiums, pulpits, room scaffolds or podium steps, provide a stable platform for someone carrying out tasks at heights of under 2.5 metres. They’re generally lightweight, easy to manoeuvre, fold away for easy storage or transportation, and have collective fall prevention built in.

All too often, people see a simple piece of equipment that only goes a short distance off the ground and think nothing bad could happen. Sadly, that’s not the case – falling from a podium can and does cause serious injury. Just like any work at height equipment, workers need to be trained to use them safely.

This course consists of a training room lecture, DVD presentation, written assessment, practical training and assessment.

The PASMA Low Level Access Course is aimed at personnel who are or will be responsible for assembling, dismantling, moving, inspecting and using Low Level Access equipment such as Podiums, Folding Room Scaffolds and Low Level Access Work Platforms. There are no prerequisite required for this course although a working knowledge of low level access equipment is an advantage.

Since the safe use of low level access units requires that delegates consult safety notices and read and thoroughly understand the manufacturer’s instruction manual, English literacy and language comprehension are important requirements for any podium user.

Please note that delegates will be expected to work at height whilst using low level access equipment, so please ensure delegates are in good health and do not have a fear of heights that may preclude them from taking part in the practical assessment.

Successful delegates will receive a PASMA Low-Level Access e-certificate and physical photo ID card, valid for a period of 5 years from the date of the course. All successful delegates can also access their e-certification through the free PASMA TowerSure smartphone app, available on iOS and Android.

They will gain an understanding of current relevant legislation and be able to dismantle, erect, inspect and most importantly use a range of low level access equipment safely, in line with current approved methods and manufacturer’s instructions.

The agenda for the PASMA Low Level Access Course includes:

  • Legal Overview – Health & Safety / Work at Height Regulations
  • Guidance & Information
  • Low Level Access Options
  • Podiums
  • Folding Scaffolds
  • Folding Step Platforms
  • Wide Area Low Level Platforms
  • Hazards
  • Theory Test Paper
  • Practical Training Session
  • Practical Assessment

"Very good training session, with a good instructor and good facilities" - Samuel Fulcher

"The course instructor was very good, he answered all points and questions when asked" - Graham Jones

"Great course and well delivered, I have learnt a lot today and thank you to my instructor" - Paul Creane

"Very nice experience and a great instructor! Excellent!!"
- James Pupilli

"Very well put together course - The instructor was very good. Course content was excellent" - Keith Bellehewe