Course Overview (Benefits)
This course gives successful delegate’s knowledge of relevant Regulations, Codes of Practice and good safe working practices along with hands-on practical skills to enable them to safely erect, move, alter use, dismantle and inspect mobile tower scaffolding. The aim of this course:
- Delegates emerge as safer, more capable and confident operators
- Legislative compliance
- Reduced risk of accidents and incidents
- Successful delegates will receive a certificate and ID card to demonstrate their level of competency and safety to the PASMA code of practice
It is a requirement that all candidates provide PPE: helmets, safety footwear, hi-vis vests/jacket (weatherproof), gloves on the day. Photographs will be taken on the day for the PASMA ID cards. During the course all candidates will be expected to assemble a tower and be able to work at a minimum height of 4 metres.
Literacy, Health & Fitness Statement
Since the safe use of mobile access towers requires that delegates consult safety notices and read and thoroughly understand the manufacturer's instruction manual, literacy and language comprehension are important requirements for any tower user.
Similarly, since the assembly and use of mobile access towers can be physically demanding, users should be physically fit and in good health and should, generally, not have problems with eyesight or hearing, heart disease, high blood pressure, epilepsy, fear of heights / vertigo, giddiness / difficulty with balance, impaired limb function, alcohol or drug dependence or psychiatric illness.
If delegates have any problems with literacy or language comprehension, or have any doubts about their fitness to use mobile access towers, they must bring them to the attention of their employer. This need not preclude them from using mobile access towers, provided their employer conducts an assessment and is able to put into place adequate measures, to take account of any difficulties they may have.
Course Content/Topics Covered
This course ensures that delegates gain sufficient understanding of current legislation and learn skills which will ensure the safe way in dismantling, erecting and inspecting mobile access towers. Topics covered include:
- Types of tower scaffolding
- Regulations and codes of practice
- Stability of towers
- Use of outriggers and stabilisers
- Causes of accidents associated with towers
- Safe use of towers
- Loading on towers
- Understanding manufacturers instructions
- Practical erection, movement, dismantle and inspection of tower scaffolds
- Practical test
- Knowledge test
- Course review and evaluation
Course Duration (days):
All those operatives who erect, move, alter, use, dismantle or inspect mobile tower scaffolding or those who supervise or manage such operatives.
Assessment and Certification
You will complete a multiple choice test and a practical training session throughout the duration of the course. Once you have passed the assessments, you will be issued with a PASMA certificate and ID card. These are currently valid for 5 years.
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