'Not on Your Life', says PASMA
A new campaign run by industry body PASMA, on the dangers of using unsafe towers, is set to take centre stage from 10-14 November, when trade body PASMA will hold its second national Tower Week.
Central to the week's activities will be highlighting its 'Not on Your Life' campaign, which aims to explain what makes a safe or unsafe tower, and comes with its own dedicated website.
Through the campaign - which was developed in consultation with the HSE - PASMA aims to hammer home how lives can be saved through simply selecting only using properly assembled towers, and those certified to the European standard BS EN1004 over cheap, and potentially dangerous alternatives.
Discussing the campaign, Peter Bennett, PASMA's Managing Director, said: "Dangerous work at height is far more common than it has to be, as using safe equipment can prevent many of the issues that repeatedly come up, such as not fitting proper platforms and guardrails. Simply using an EN1004 tower can make all the difference when it comes to a site's safety.
"This campaign aims to show that it isn't just about fines and figures, but about lives. Falling from height kills more people than anything else in the workplace, which is why the campaign warns people using towers that their lives and the lives of others may depend on only buying or hiring a safe tower."