Linked Towers

Linked Towers
for Users

Expand your tower skills

Duration: 1 day
Practical: Yes
Standards: BS 1139-6
Sometimes one tower just isn't enough. When you need a bit more space, for example to work on the facade of a building, a linked tower provides that extra platform length you're looking for.
Linked towers - that's two or more towers joined together - are most often used to span the facade of buildings, so work such as painting, plastering or replacing windows can take place. They provide a long, uninterrupted deck area, which is useful for a whole host of tasks.

Get trained

PASMA Linked Towers for Users will equip you with the specialist knowledge you need to work safely with linked 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 linked towers
  • How to safely use linked towers
  • How to inspect linked 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 linking towers and new enabling components, such as walk-through or step-through end frames.

Linked towers

Book Linked 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 linked towers
  • Where to find crucial safety information
  • When it’s safe to use a linked tower, and when it’s not
  • Carrying out pre-use checks and post-assembly inspections on linked towers
  • The components used in a linked tower
  • Assembling and dismantling a linked tower using approved methods 
  • Good practices for the safe use of linked towers
  • Accessing a platform safely
  • Moving a linked 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, ‘A8’ which means you’re now trained on linked towers.

Is this the right course for me?

This course is suitable for anyone who will be using linked towers at home or at work and has already completed Towers for Users, including:

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

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