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NEW TRAINING COURSE ON TOWERS WITH CANTILEVERS

PASMA launch new advanced training course

The Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ and Manufacturers’ Association (PASMA) has launched a new advanced training course: Towers with Cantilevers as part of its “ongoing commitment to improving safety and standards in the international mobile access tower industry”.

The course has been developed after extensive consultation with PASMA members and the tower-using industries with support from manufacturers. This is the latest in a series of advanced courses reflecting the fast growing use of towers in more complex and demanding applications.

It is aimed at construction, refurbishment, cleaning and facilities management where access is required over fragile surfaces and large or awkward structures.

Developed specifically for the more experienced tower user, ‘Towers with Cantilevers’ explains and illustrates the essential principles of counterbalance when using kentledge in cantilever calculations.

It also interprets and explains the relevant sections of BS 1139-6:2014, the standard that specifies the requirements for complex structures such as towers with cantilevers that are outside the scope of BS EN 1004, the European product standard for normal towers.

Combines both theory and practical aspects

PASMA points out that ‘Towers with Cantilevers’ focuses entirely on how to assemble and dismantle these advanced tower structures – together with their limitations – in standard configurations supported by the relevant manufacturer’s instruction manual.

The course is only available from PASMA approved training centres and is open to anyone with experience of assembling, dismantling, altering, moving and inspecting mobile access towers and who has successfully completed the PASMA Towers for Users course.

Stuart Hopkins, PASMA Director of Training said:

“This training course, which combines both theory and practical, serves to further enhance the competency of tower users across the access industry.”

It joins a growing portfolio of courses designed to keep people safe and productive – and which will shortly be joined by other PASMA advanced courses to complete the portfolio of training to support advanced tower use.”

PASMA is a founding member of the Access Industry Forum (AIF) and lead trade association for the mobile access tower industry.

 

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