Towers with Bridges

Towers with Bridges
for Users

Bridge a gap in your tower knowledge

Duration: 1 day
Practical: Yes
Standards: BS 1139-6
What if you need more platform space, but there's an obstacle or access route at ground level? In this situation, you're looking for a tower with a bridge - that's two or more towers joined together at their end or side.
Towers with bridges provide a long, uninterrupted platform area while leaving clear space at ground level. This is useful for a whole host of tasks, such as aircraft maintenance, where you're working above any type of obstruction or need to leave an access route for vehicles or pedestrians.

Get trained

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

  • How to safely assemble, dismantle and alter towers with bridges
  • How to safely use towers with bridges
  • How to inspect towers with bridges
  • 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 connecting towers and spanning obstacles. Plus, you’ll encounter new enabling components, such as bridge beams.

Towers with Bridges
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 towers with bridges
  • Where to find crucial safety information
  • When it’s safe to use towers with bridges, and when it’s not
  • Carrying out pre-use checks and post-assembly inspections on towers with bridges
  • The components used in towers with bridges
  • Good practices for the safe use of towers with bridges
  • Accessing a platform safely
  • Moving towers with bridges
  • Identifying hazards in the work environment
  • Avoiding personal health hazards
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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, ‘A7’ which means you’re now trained on towers with bridges.

Is this the right course for me?

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

  • Those who have never used towers with bridges before
  • Those re-taking the course after an earlier qualification expires

Course details

Assessment details

Towers with Bridges written assessment

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