Coming soon: PASMA tower course for advanced users
After training a record number of over 65,000 people to work safely at height last year, trade body the Prefabricated Access Suppliers and Manufacturers Association (PASMA) has unveiled its latest training course, Towers for Riggers.
Aimed at advanced users of mobile access towers, delegates on the course are taught to assemble and dismantle complex towers in configurations including towers with a large decked area, high level towers (those taller than 8m used externally and 12m internally), bridging structures, end and side cantilevers towers, linked façade structures and stepped towers (towers on stairs).
Taking place over five days, the course brings together the in-depth knowledge usually taught in several of PASMA’s one-day course. Those attending the course will learn how to build a range of towers in non-standard configurations to suit any task for which a tower could be useful.
Discussing the course, PASMA’s Director of Training, Stuart Hopkins, said: “Towers are a great option for a wide range of jobs, but they are often ignored because people can sometimes think of them as only being for quick up-and-down jobs. The advanced structures will be used in much more complex situations than in our previous courses, which will be a huge advantage to our Hire and Assembly Members.”