Duration – 1 day.
Who will benefit from this course – Personnel who will be responsible for the assembly, use, dismantling, alteration,
moving and inspecting of mobile access towers who also work from low level access platforms with maximum platform height no greater than 2.5m.
Learning Objectives – How to safely assemble, dismantle and relocate low level access units and mobile access towers without risk of personal injury or to others, using approved build methods.
Method – Instruction both in theory and practical sessions.
Assessment – Theory and practical assessments with a pass mark of 80% in both.
Personal Protective Equipment – Suitable head / footwear /eye / glove protection during the practical session. Hard hat, preferable with chin strap.
Course content – Current Legislation, Regulations and Guidance affecting working from low level access units and standard mobile access towers, PASMA Code of Practice Product Standards EN 1004 – 1 & BS 8620, assembling, altering and dismantling, incorporates current best practice for fall protection, inspection of both low level and standard mobile access towers. Tower Inspection Records; hazards affecting the use of units & platforms.
Instructor delegate ratio – Maximum of 1 Instructor: 8 Delegates.
Venue requirements – A suitable classroom to accommodate 8 delegates for the theory session and both an indoor / outdoor practical area with a minimum free height of 6 metres are prerequisites.
Supporting Documents – Course notes booklet and the current Code of Practice will be issued to all delegates who attend the course. These may be electronic/digital copies.
Award – A PASMA PhotoCard will be issued to successful delegates who complete both theory, and practical assessment sessions at the level they attend. Certificates if required, can be requested. The PhotoCard will state the expiry date.
Literacy, Fitness & Health Statement – Since the safe use of mobile access towers requires that you 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, including prescribed drugs or psychiatric illness. You should also consider how the effects of extremes of temperature – heat and cold; lack of nutrition – fasting; and lack of water – dehydration, can impair your ability to work effectively If you have any problems with literacy or language comprehension, are pregnant, or have any doubts about your fitness to use mobile access towers, you must bring them to the attention of your employer. This need not preclude you from using mobile access towers, provided your employer conducts an assessment and is able to put into place adequate measures to take account of any difficulties you may have
Qualifications & Experience – No formal qualifications or experience are necessary, but it would be beneficial if delegates had a basic understanding of work at height issues