PASMA hitting new heights with record-breaking training numbers
The Prefabricated Access Suppliers' & Manufacturers' Association (PASMA) says that its approved training centres delivered work-at-height training for more than 65,000 people in 2013, which is a new record for the association, and represents a 10% rise on the numbers of people taking training.
Since the introduction of the Work at Height Regulations in 2005 there has been a big increase in PASMA training and there are now approximately 320,000 active PASMA cards in circulation.
PASMA director of training Stuart Hopkins said: "As the fifth consecutive increase in training numbers, it demonstrates the importance that both managers and users attach to the benefits of PASMA training. Adding new safety-related training options and continuing our work as the voice of the tower industry will continue to promote this safety message in 2014."
And this isn’t the only way 2013 was significant for PASMA. It also agreed a partnership with Scotland’s electrical trade association SELECT to make tower training more accessible to the electrical industry, expanded its presence overseas, launched the PAS 250 standard specification for low level work platforms and held its first ‘Tower Week’.