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PASMA tests scaffold safety for Tower Week

PASMA tests scaffold safety for Tower Week

27 November 2014 Email this article

Mobile access tower industry body the Powered Access Suppliers and Manufacturers Association (PASMA) is challenging people to take the Tower Test, designed to let people find out how much they really know about the most common mistakes made when working at height on scaffold towers.

The test was released ahead of Tower Week – a national awareness week spotlighting scaffold towers, which was being held in mid-November. It shows pictures of towers and asks what – if anything – is wrong with them.

PASMA’s Managing Director, Peter Bennett, said: “The two things people need to keep in mind when they use towers are: ‘Is this a safe tower, and am I using it safely?’ Some of our examples show towers which should be perfectly safe, but were put up shoddily.

“People using a tower must be competent to do so, and hopefully our test will remind them of what competence means. Anyone unsure about the questions in the test should think about getting PASMA trained before going up a tower again, or else they could end up fined, injured or worse.”