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COMBINED COURSE

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WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM THIS COURSE: Anyone who may work from low level access units and standard mobile access towers

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: How to safely assemble, dismantle and relocate low level access units and standard mobile access towers without risk of personal injury to the delegate or others

METHOD: Instruction both in theory and practical sessions

ASSESSMENT: Closed book course with a pass mark of 80% in both theory and practical’s

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT: Suitable head / foot protection and gloves during the practical session

COURSE CONTENT: Current Legislation, Regulations and Guidance affecting working from low level access units and standard mobile access towers, PASMA Code of Practice, PAS250 (Publicly Available Specification), assembling, altering and dismantling, incorporates current best practice for fall protection, inspection of both low level and standard mobile access towers. Tower Inspection Records; hazards affecting the use of units & platforms

VENUE REQUIREMENTS: A suitable classroom to accommodate 8 delegates for the theory session and both an indoor / outdoor practical area with a minimum free height of 6 metres are prerequisites

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: 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

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