A guide to PASMA training

For access tower and podium users and managers

There’s a range of PASMA courses aimed at users of scaffold towers and low-level access equipment, and those who manage them. This guide will help you find the most useful courses for you.

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A tower user's guide to PASMA training

PASMA training equips you with the knowledge and skills you need to use scaffold towers safely at work or at home. There’s a range of courses available, each covering a different type of tower. You only need to do the courses that cover the towers you want to use. This guide talks you through it. As you work your way through this guide, click on any training course to learn more.

1) Start with mobile access towers

The first step for any tower operative is learning to work safely with mobile access towers. It’s the simplest tower configuration and the kind you’ll probably use most often. Pick the one-day training course that best applies to your circumstances.

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2) Move onto more advanced configurations

Now, what other tower configurations would come in handy? Learning to work safely with advanced standard configurations means you can use towers on more challenging sites, overcome obstacles and create larger platforms. There’s a dedicated course for each standard tower configuration. They each last one day and you can do them in any order.

3) Become an access tower specialist​

Collected the full set of qualifications? Until now, you’ve been working with standard towers. That’s the kind that come in a kit with an instruction manual. The final stage in your tower training is to tackle non-standard towers. Access Tower Specialist is the highest qualification available for towers. It opens up new career possibilities, as it allows you to install complex tower structures as a service.

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