PASMA Towers with Cantilevers Course

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Course Overview

The PASMA Towers with Cantilevers Course delivers a minimum of 7 hours of classroom and practical instruction to providing suitable competence to those operatives working on Mobile Access Towers with standard Cantilever frames fitted.

This nationally recognised course is designed to instruct up to a maximum of 8 candidates, and provide training on mobile access towers manufactured in aluminium alloy, approved to BS EN 1004: 2004 and which carry a current British Standard or other equivalent marks of approval. This course has recently been introduced after a complete revision and update.

This course is aimed at personnel who are or will be responsible for assembling, dismantling, moving, inspecting and using mobile access towers with cantilever frames fitted. Delegates are required to have successfully passed the PASMA Tower for Users Course or PASMA Combined Tower & Low Level Access Course prior to booking this course. A working knowledge of mobile access towers is an advantage.

Since the safe use of mobile access towers 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 tower user.

Please note that delegates will be expected to work at height whilst building a mobile access tower, 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.

Delegates will gain an understanding of current relevant legislation and be able to dismantle, assemble, inspect and most importantly use mobile access towers with cantilever frames safely, in line with current approved methods and manufacturer’s instructions.

At the end of the theory session, delegates will take a short multiple choice test. If delegates successfully pass the test, they will then move onto the practical assessment, where they will have to build a mobile access tower using both the 3T (Through the Trap) and AGR (Advanced Guardrail) methods.

Successful delegates will receive a certificate and Photo ID card which will be valid for a period of 5 years from the date of the course.

Successful delegates will gain an understanding of current relevant legislation, guidance and best practice effecting working at height. The course agenda includes:

  • Introduction to Mobile Access Towers with Cantilevers
  • 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, Counterbalance Support, Kentledge & Tying-in
  • Hazards When Using Mobile Access Towers Cantilevers
  • Your Responsibilities When Using Mobile Access Towers with Cantilevers
  • Multiple Choice Assessment Paper
  • Practical Training & Assessment Session

"The instructor obviously was right on top of the course content. His presentation was clear, concise and friendly. The kit supplied was appropriate and in good order. All informative and pleasant experience" - Guy Hawkins

"Very well presented and was a genuine pleasure to partake in the training. Much was learned" - Joseph Lynch

"Very useful, not bored during the course! Good presentation and had good obvious practical knowledge from the instructor" - Henry Fraser

"An interesting experience and glad to have gained useful knowledge" - Tavershima

"Excellent course overall, tutor made course enjoyable and entertaining" - Bola Agbudeloye