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Aluminium Scaffolding Tower

Course 226

Aluminium Scaffolding TowerCourse Duration

Days: 1

Attendees

1 – 12

Course Objectives

By the end of the course the delegate should be able to:

  • Safely erect and dismantle aluminium scaffolding in accordance with manufacturers’ erection guides.
  • Carry out a pre-use inspection.
  • Understand the causes of instability.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of responsibilities under relevant legislation.
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Course Summary

  • Work at Height Regulations
  • Relevant regulations/legislation
  • Introduction to Aluminium Towers
  • Tower erection and dismantle
  • 3T* method of erection
  • Outriggers/stabilisers
  • Tower stability
  • Tower components
  • Safe use of towers
  • Tower inspection
  • Care and maintenance
  • AGR** method of erection
  • Ground conditions
  • Safe working load
  • Weather conditions
  • Methods of access

Certification

PASMA Card – Valid for 5 years.

Refresher Period

PASMA Refresher Course after 5 years.

Any Other Relevant Information

Prefabricated Access Suppliers and Manufacturers Association Ltd (PASMA) is the lead trade association in Europe for the mobile access tower industry.

Since the safe use of these 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 user.  Similarly, since the assembly and use of 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 you have any problems with literacy or language comprehension, or have any doubts about your fitness to use towers, you must bring them to the attention of your employer.  This need not preclude you from using towers, provided your employer conducts an assessment and is able to put into place adequate measures to take account of any difficulties you may have.
*3T – Through the Trapdoor, **AGR – Advanced Guard Rail
Both methods must be covered on a PASMA course.

Recommended Follow-On Courses

Working at Height Essentials
Low Level Access
Mobile Elevating Work Platform (scissor or boom)
Signing, Lighting and Guarding – Unit 2 (if erecting on highways)

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