16 June 2017

A-OSH 2017 WAH Theatre report

A-OSH 2017 WAH Theatre report

THE PASMA Working at Height Theatre had always promised to be a highlight of A-OSH EXPO 2017 - the leading occupational safety and health event in South Africa - and so it proved.

From an in-depth look at the versatility of mobile access towers to live demonstrations and essential guidance, delegates heard about the latest developments in safety, competence and best practice from an array of expert speakers, including PASMA’s own Chris Smith, Michelle Norton from WACO Africa, and Jacques Erasmus from PASMA training member, Johannesburg Scaffolding.

Topics ranged from an explanation of the guidelines created by the South African Institute of Work at Height (IWH) for anyone working in South Africa, to the practical fundamentals of height safety and the work and role of PASMA as an international authority and focus for the access industry.

Significantly, CPD points were available to members of the South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Saiosh) attending the 12 presentations and demonstrations across the three days of the event.

Commented PASMA’s head of international development, Sarah Nunn: “A-OSH provided a unique opportunity for us to reach South African tower specifiers and users. In addition to sharing and exchanging our knowledge and expertise, it enabled us to engage with those companies and organisations that share our values and wish to become part of the international PASMA family - either as manufacturing, training, hirer/dealer or hire assembly members.”

“The feedback from the theatre was extremely positive and I’m confident that delegates left with knowledge that will help keep people safer at height across the region.”

Anyone wanting more information about PASMA’s activities in South Africa should contact sarah.nunn@pasma.co.uk


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