Large deck towers

Large Deck Towers for Users

Create a spacious working area

Duration: 1 day
Practical: Yes
Standards: BS 1139-6
In need of a wide, continuous working space? With large deck towers you get uninterrupted access!
A large deck tower is an arrangement of towers and platforms that have been joined together at their sides and ends. They come together to create a spacious working area that provides access to a whole ceiling, for example for painting or electrical work.

Get trained

PASMA Large Deck Towers for Users will equip you with the specialist knowledge you need to work safely with large deck towers. Spend one day at an approved PASMA training centre with an expert instructor and go back to work knowing:

  • How to safely assemble, dismantle, alter and move large deck towers
  • How to safely use large deck towers
  • How to inspect large deck towers
  • How to identify hazards relating to their use
  • What legislation, regulations and guidance are applicable to these towers

Using a combination of theory and practical work, this course builds on your existing tower knowledge by introducing new techniques for joining towers and platforms both end-on and side-on. You will also be introduced to new enabling components, such as bridge beams and step through end frames.

Book Large Deck Towers for Users training at a nearby training centre or read on to learn more about the course.

Expert instructor
Formally assessed
Industry backed

What's covered?

Through a combination of theory and practical work, you will learn about:

  • Work at height responsibilities of employers, employees and suppliers
  • Standards affecting the manufacture and use of large deck towers
  • Where to find crucial safety information
  • When it’s safe to use a large deck tower, and when it’s not
  • Carrying out pre-use checks and post-assembly inspections on large deck towers
  • The components used in a large deck tower
  • Assembling and dismantling a large deck tower using approved methods 
  • Good practices for the safe use of large deck towers
  • Accessing a platform safely
  • Moving a large deck tower
  • Identifying hazards in the work environment
  • Avoiding personal health hazards

A new skill for your PASMA card

Your training instructor will give you an electronic or printed copy of the course notes and a PASMA Code of Practice that you can refer back to. 

On successfully completing the theory and practical segments of the course, you’ll receive a new PASMA PhotoCard and Certificate that includes this qualification. You’ll see a new category on your card, ‘A9’ which means you’re now trained on large deck towers.

Is this the right course for me?

This course is suitable for anyone who will be using large deck towers and has already completed Towers for Users, including:

  • Those who have never used large deck towers before
  • Those re-taking the course after an earlier qualification expires
  • Those working towards Access Tower Specialist status

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