PASMA training is essential for anyone who wants to acquire the certification that shows they are competent to assemble, erect and use a mobile tower. The training covers the health and safety of the person using the scaffold tower and those near the tower.
What is PASMA
PASMA (Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ and Manufacturers’ Association) is the leading trade association for the mobile access tower industry. The organisation is responsible for distributing information and safety-related knowledge and guidance in the industry.
How long does the PASMA certificate last
The PASMA certificate is valid for five years, after which you need a refresher course for you to renew the certificate. This will ensure that you’re up to date with all the policies.
Even though PASMA training is not a legal requirement to work on mobile towers, it shows proof of your training. So if it a DIY project you do not need it.
Most employers often need proof, and this certification will come in handy. Also, most construction sites in the UK requires a PASMA certificate before being allowed to erect scaffold tower.
So it is required when you want:
- To demonstrate you are competent
- To have a certificate in your hand
- To work on a construction site