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STANDARD FOR LOW LEVEL PLATFORMS PUBLISHED

Trade body launches PAS 250 minimum standard for access products

PASMA, the trade body representing the mobile access tower industry, has launched Publicly Available Specification PAS 250 providing a new safety standard for the design of low-level work platforms (LLWPs) e.g. podiums or pulpits.

The standard is published under licence from the British Standards Institution (BSI) setting out the minimum safety and performance requirements for these access products.

The products have lacked the specific design and performance requirements which has led to inferior equipment entering UK industry. PASMA say there is now no excuse for using low-level access equipment that jeopardises safety and can put users at risk.

The specification comprehensively covers all low-level work platforms with one working platform and side protection, for use by one person with a maximum working platform height of under 2.5 metres.

Managing Director, Peter Bennett, said:

“Our three step plan involved creating a low-level training course and a guidance DVD to ensure that the people using podiums fully understood the need for safety at low levels.

This new safety standard completes the plan by making the equipment itself as consistently safe as possible.” 

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