TOWERS FOR STAIRS

WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM THIS COURSE: Personnel whose work involves using towers on stairs 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: How to safely assemble, dismantle, alter, use and inspect 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

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT: Suitable head / foot protection and gloves during the practical session [other protection as per site requirements]

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 on stairs.

VENUE REQUIREMENTS: A suitable classroom to accommodate 8 delegates for the theory session and an indoor / outdoor staircase for the practical session

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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