Plantool Limited has recently been given the stamp of approval by the Prefabricated Access Suppliers and Manufacturers Association (PASMA). PASMA is a respected organisation responsible for representing the interests of those in the mobile access tower industry, within the United Kingdom. This trade association began operating in 1974, and is specifically geared towards ensuring the health and safety of those employed in work that requires them to operate at height.
Lee Richardson, Training Manager at Plantool, said: “We are delighted to have been accepted as a member in the category of Hirer/Dealer; Training member. It demonstrates to our employees and customers alike that we are a serious, professional company determined to identify with the high standards, aims and aspirations of the lead trade body in its field”.
Due to our newly acquired PASMA accreditation, Plantool is now able to offer one of the most reliable and comprehensive training programmes in the industry. The training relates specifically to the setting up, utilising, mobilising and taking down of towers used in industrial environments.
Training is based on stringent adherence to the law regarding working at height and allows workers to gain the knowledge and skills required to comply with all appropriate health and safety regulations. Successful candidates, who must pass a written and practical test, receive a PASMA certificate of competence and a photo card.
The first and most important step is gaining the necessary knowledge of health and safety procedures regarding the movement of mobile access towers. This will include choosing the correct equipment for the job, employing the right people to do the job, and conducting rigorous risk assessments before the completion of any works projects.
The second step in PASMA training with Plantool is the completion of a written test. Allowing candidates to demonstrate that they have a sound understanding of the relevant health and safety regulations, as set out by UK law. Plantool is committed to working closely with candidates to ensure that the required understanding is achieved and that they can complete the test with ease.
The final step towards achieving the PASMA certification is the undertaking of a practical test. In this test, candidates must show that they can put the theory they have learned into practice, by demonstrating their ability to erect and take down a scaffold tower. Plantool helps to prepare candidates for this test so that they can clearly show that they can meet all the necessary health and safety requirements in a practical sense.
Ensuring that your staff are trained to the required standard is vital to the success of your business. Health and safety is not an area in which you can afford to cut corners, particularly when it comes to working at height. Choosing PASMA training with Plantool means that you have the assurance of knowing that your staff will get the best training in the industry, with proven knowledge and certification. This means that your company will be able to complete all works efficiently, whilst protecting the safety of your staff and others in the vicinity.
As a founding member of the Access Industry Forum (AIF), PASMA’s membership and influence has grown through the expert and dedicated involvement of its member companies. Training, operational safety and technical developments are just some of the key areas in which the work of the association is ongoing.
You can now explore all of our available training courses, including PASMA training, online by visiting our newly launched training website, plantooltraining.co.uk. Alternatively, you can call us today on 01327 312922 to find out which course is right for you and your business.