PASMA (Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ & Manufacturers’ Association) courses are available to cover the use of all kinds of scaffolding towers and platforms and you can decide whether to take a combined course, which covers both low and high platforms, courses which concentrate on one or the other or a more general course which is aimed at all staff who might have to use a platform at some point, even if it is just to check on a job or the work of an employee.
A PASMA training course usually lasts a day and in cases where specialist situations apply, they can be given in-house so that the workforce can flag up any specific concerns they might have about the use to which the platform is put. Although most platforms of lower heights are used indoors, often as performance or conference settings, the taller towers are more often used outdoors and then things like uneven ground, passing traffic and weather all have to be taken into consideration.
Although not every possible situation can be covered individually, the PASMA courses are designed to make sure that the workforce has the tools to deal with more or less any conditions that come their way.
Towers need to be safe and suitable
Building a tower is only part of the job – there also needs to be proper barrier protection as well as adequate harnessing. When building a tower, barriers must be put in place to protect the topmost level and also adequate signage must be used to make sure that everyone knows the platform is still under construction.
This is a job which is very important but can be overlooked on a busy site and if you feel you have been injured because someone did not put up adequate protection or warning, you may well be eligible for an injury compensation claim.
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