Working well with towers - PASMA's tower safety week engages members
Tower Safety Week 2017 is over. The only event of its type in the work at height sector – which ran from 12 to 17 November 2017 -attracted enthusiastic support from PASMA members, tower users and the public across the UK.
Taking as its theme ’Working well with towers’, the annual campaign promoted height safety, developed industry knowledge and skills, and connected with a wide range of tower using industries - from building and maintenance to facilities management and retail.
Throughout the week - now in its fifth year - tower users everywhere were asked to show their support for height safety in general and tower safety in particular.
Events and activities organised by over 40 PASMA members took place nationwide. These were supported by specially produced tower infographics and, new for 2017, tower inspection toolbox talks delivered by PASMA training centres to various companies involved in work at height.
Tower Week also saw the return of old favourites including the ’High Tower Challenge’ – which raised £1672 for a to be revealed falls from height charity - and the ’Tower Selfie’ competition – which saw many tower users submit pictures of them working well with towers.
In addition, Tower Week partners delivered a total of 10 CPD instructor open days across the UK, which were designed to keep PASMA training instructors abreast of the latest developments in tower technology, design and safety.
Taking the opportunity to visit as many PASMA members as possible over the five days, PASMA chair, Gillian Rutter, commented: “PASMA is the organisation that knows mobile towers, and cares about the people who use them. “
“The more people who think and talk about the towers they are using, the safer they will be…and that’s what PASMA Tower Safety Week is all about.”