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Towers for Riggers Course

Towers for Riggers, currently only open to PASMA Hire & Assembly members, is the most advanced tower training course yet created. A five-day look at the practical and theory work required to create complex and unusual builds, it is intended for advanced users who will be building towers not covered by the EN1004 specification.

Course Title

Towers for Riggers
Duration 5 Day course
Who will benefit from this course Personnel who’s work involves assembling and using tower structures outside the scope of EN 1004:2004
Learning Objectives How to safely assemble, dismantle and relocate tower structures, including towers with a large decked area, high level towers (those taller than 8m used externally and 12m internally), bridging structures, end and side cantilevers towers, linked façade structures and stepped towers (towers on stairs), without risk of personal injury to the delegate or others
Method Instruction both in theory and practical sessions
Assessment Open book course with a pass mark of 80% in both theory and practical on each module
Personal Protective Equipment Suitable head / foot protection and gloves during the practical sessions
Course content Current Legislation, Regulations and Guidance affecting working at height with access towers, PASMA Code of Practice; Product Standards EN 1004:2004, BS 1139 part 6, assembling, altering and dismantling towers incorporating current best practice for fall protection,  inspection of completed access towers and completion of Tower Inspection Records; hazards affecting the use of towers
Instructor delegate ratio Maximum of 1:8
Venue This course will be held in Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Supporting Documents A course content and notes booklet and a current Code of Practice booklet will be issued to all delegates who attend the course
Award A PASMA Certificate and PhotoCard will be issued to successful delegates who complete the Theory and Assessment sessions at the level they attend the course which has a five year validity period

Literacy, Fitness & Health

(Extract from the PASMA Code of Practice)

Since the safe use of mobile towers requires that you consult safety notices and read and thoroughly understand the manufacturer’s instruction manual, literacy and language comprehension are important requirements for any tower user

Similarly, since the assembly and use of mobile access towers can be physically demanding, users should be physically fit and in good health and should, generally, not have problems with eyesight or hearing, heart disease, high blood pressure, epilepsy, fear of heights / vertigo, giddiness / difficulty with balance, impaired limb function, alcohol or drug dependence or psychiatric illness

If delegates have any problems with literacy or language comprehension, or have any doubts about their fitness to use mobile access towers, they must bring them to the attention of their employer. This need not preclude them from using mobile access towers, provided their employer conducts an assessment and is able to put into place adequate measures, to take account of any difficulties they may have

Qualifications & Experience You must hold a current PASMA “Towers for Users” PhotoCard and have a good working knowledge of working at height

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