PASMA Training - Fall Protection Review
A wide-ranging review of PASMA's recommended best practice for the avoidance of falls from height from mobile access towers has been conducted by PASMA in collaboration with the Health & Safety Executive.
Foreword from the HSE
PASMA the lead industry body for the mobile access tower sector, has led a wide-ranging review of methods
for the safe erection and dismantling of mobile access towers, and the training that supports this.
An ergonomics research study conducted by HSL has confirmed that, with correct manual handling
techniques and body positioning, the risks are kept within tolerable limits in the AGR (Advance
Guard Rail) and 3T (Through The Trap) processes. This means that the principles regarding the use
of both processes given in HSE guidance "Tower scaffolds" (CIS10) are still current. The AGR and
3T processes continue to provide recognised safe methods of work.
HSE welcomes publication of this Final Report.
Contractors need to ensure that operatives have appropriate equipment, training and supervision
to erect and dismantle mobile access towers safely. Operatives are also responsible for
playing their part.