PASMA Conference 2022

PASMA Conference 2022

📆 28-29 September 2022

🌍 Nottingham, UK

🎟️ FREE to attend

PASMA holds an annual conference dedicated to mobile access towers, tower scaffolds and low level access equipment. After a three year break, we’ll be back in September 2022 at the Delta by Marriott Hotel Nottingham Belfry. Free general admission tickets are available to anyone with an interest in towers and improving safety for those working at height, and attending would be most useful for safety directors/managers, company owners and site managers in any sector.

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General admission tickets for Thursday include…

PASMA Conference 2019

Full-day conference

Guided tour of tower
and low level access showcase

Lunch, refreshments & networking

All of Thursday’s fun is covered by your general admission ticket. To attend any of the Wednesday events, book an add on ticket.

Wednesday 28 September

10am onwards
🤝 Council and committee meetings take place

🥗 Lunch for anyone attending a meeting or event that day

🚂 Fringe event: IOSH Railway Group meeting (tickets available soon)

🎓 CPD event for PASMA Instructors

✨ Chairman’s dinner & drinks reception

Thursday 29 September

📢 PASMA Annual Members’ Meeting

🎬 Conference 

Main stage speakers

The main stage at PASMA Conference will play host to the most exciting and innovative tower safety agenda happening anywhere in the world. The full-day programme will include the official launch of TowerSure, a fast-paced overview of all the recent updates to tower standards and an insightful look at the hours leading up to a fall from a mobile access tower at Paddington Station. We’ll even be recording an episode of Rebranding Safety podcast live on stage! 

Lesley Nidd

Lesley Nidd
Safety Improvement Specialist,
Network Rail

Mike Contopoulos, Network Rail

Rob Usher
HSQE Director,

Helen Barnes from Network Rail

Helen Barnes
Health, Safety and Environment Professional,
Network Rail

Sam Beesley
HSQE Manager,
AT Jones Group

Don Aers
Technical Director,

Mike Contopoulos
Project Director (Buildings and Civils),
Network Rail

Ian Fyall
PASMA’s Safety at Height Advisory Panel – Middle East

Blake May

Blake May
Group Safety and Security Manager,

Peter Bennett OBE

Peter Bennett OBE
Managing Director,

James MacPherson

James MacPherson
Rebranding Safety Podcast

Jason Carlton
Head of Strategic Engagement,

Richard Fairfield

Richard Fairfield – our host! 

Richard has thirty years’ experience working with Towers and other access equipment. He started the Tool & Access Hire company, E. T. Hire Ltd in 1989 and was Managing Director until recently selling the business to the Management Team. PASMA Tower Training was added to the company’s portfolio of activities early on to support the hire business. Later the company set up its own Hire & Assembly business, Site Access Services with Richard joining PASMA’s Hire & Assembly committee, later acting as Chair of the committee for three years. He was subsequently elected to PASMA’s Council, being appointed Deputy Chair of the Association three years ago. Richard has been a PASMA instructor for nearly twenty years and is qualified to deliver the standard Towers for Users course, along with Advanced courses – Towers on Stairs, Towers with Cantilevers and Linked Towers.

Tower showcase & low level showroom

See the range of tower configurations available to buy or hire in our outdoor display area, then take a look at low level access products in our showroom. Thank you to our manufacturing members who are providing equipment for this event. 

PASMA Tower Showcase

Member-exclusive content

The clue is in the name: the members room at PASMA Conference is exclusively for PASMA members. Running alongside the main stage, the member room is where you’ll find speakers who can help you build your business, get up-to-date with PASMA’s news and direction of travel, and meet the team behind the association. Topics will include opportunities for using small drones in access tower operations, advice on winning public sector contracts and how management systems like ISO 9001 can help you achieve your strategic objectives.

Martin Traynor OBE
Small Business Crown Representative,
Cabinet Office

John Darby
General Manager,
Test & Research Centre

James MacPherson

James MacPherson
Managing Director,
Risk Fluent

Maarten de Vries
Head of Systems & Innovation,

Martin Doran

Martin Doran
General Manager, 
Astley Hire

Daniel Ng
ASEAN Representative,

George Lopez

George Lopez – our host! 

As one of our friendly auditors, George is a well-known face to many members. George will host the member room at PASMA Conference, welcoming a range of speakers who can help members grow their businesses.

There are several other events happening across the two-days for members and invited guests only:


PASMA Annual Members’ Meeting

All PASMA members are warmly invited to attend our Annual Members’ Meeting. You’ll get to hear about PASMA’s activities over the past 12 months, meet our newest council and committee members, and ask questions.

CPD event for PASMA instructors

Hosted by the training commitee (with support from Karen O’Neill, Chris Smith and George Lopez)

The day before the conference, the PASMA training commiteee will hold a continuous professional development (CPD) event for PASMA training instructors. You will:

  • Learn how TowerSure is being incorporated into courses
  • Take a private tour of the tower showcase
  • Share your feedback on PASMA training
  • Learn to spot the signs of modern slavery with guest speaker David Owumi (Unseen)
David Owumi

David Owumi, Unseen

CPD points: claim 1 point for attending this session and an additional 2 points if you attend the conference the next day.

Chairman’s dinner & drinks reception

The night before the conference, PASMA Chairman, Roger Verallo (Euro Towers) hosts a dinner and drinks reception for members, speakers and invited guests. Join us for an evening of eating, drinking and general merriment. With music from Peter O’Donnell and his 5-piece band, fresh from their 12-year residency at The Ritz in London. 

Dress code: smart casual

The Delta by Marriott Nottingham Belfry is now fully booked for Wednesday evening, but please join the waiting list if you’d like to be notified of any last minute availability. 

Everything else

No Falls Foundation will host a workshop as part of the main conference.

Meet the PASMA team – we’ll all be there! We’ll be around to chat during the event or you can stop by our information stand in the breakout area if you have specific questions.

Operatives assembling a mobile access tower on the track at Bristol Temple Meads railway station

Fringe event: the IOSH Railway Group is hosting a meeting on Wednesday afternoon. All welcome!

Can’t wait until September? Get inspired now by watching videos of the 2019 presentations and learning about our 2019 tower showcase.