Guides to Working Well with Towers

We're proud to support PASMA's Tower Safety Week, which promotes the importance of keeping safe and using the right equipment when working at heights. To promote a safe working environment and to ensure you are using access towers correctly take a look at the guides to working well with towers.


Choose the Right Equipment

If you choose the right equipment, you're working well with towers.

Product standard for standard tower use

For Standard Tower Use

Make sure you choose a tower that meets product standard, (BS) EN1004, by looking for the label.

Product standard for complex tower builds

For Complex Tower Builds

Such as towers with cantilevers or stepped towers, make sure you choose a tower that meets product standard, BS1139-6, by checking the assembly guide.


Inspect and Record

If you inspect and record, you're working well with towers.

Tower inspect and record - after assembly and before first use

After Assembly and Before First Use

Tower inspect and record - after alteration and before use

After Alteration and Before Use

Tower inspect and record - stability or structural integrity is affected

If Stability or Structural Integrity Is Affected

Tower inspect and record - Frequency

Not Less Than Every 7 Days


Build Using Approved Methods

If you build using the approved method, you're working well with towers.

Approved tower build methods - Advance Guardrail AGR

Advance Guardrail (AGR)

Fit the advance guardrail to the tower before climbing.

Approved tower build methods - Through The Trap (3T)

Through The Trap (3T)

Fit side protection from the trapdoor before stepping on to the platform.


Be Trained and Competent

If you're trained and competent, you're working well with towers.

Only get trained by an approved and audited PASMA training member

Approved Trainer

Only get trained by an approved and audited PASMA training member - you will know them by their website smart badge.

A PASMA card is a great way to help evidence competence

PASMA Card

A PASMA card is a great way to help evidence competence.

Be trained and competent for building access towers

Complex Towers

More complex towers need special levels of training - get trained for the tower you will be building.


Follow PASMA Guidance

If you follow PASMA's guidance, you're working well with towers.

Follow PASMA guidance

PASMA

PASMA is "the organisation that knows mobile towers, and cares about the people who use them".

Only hire or buy towers manufactured by PASMA members

Manufacturers

Only hire or buy towers manufactured by PASMA members to be sure of their quality and compliance to product standards.

Make sure towers are assembled by a PASMA Hire& Assembly member

Hire & Assembly

If you need towers assembled, make sure the job is carried out by a PASMA Hire& Assembly member with professional tower riggers - you will know them by their website smart badge.

Only get trained by an approved and audited PASMA training member

Approved Trainer

Only get trained by an approved and audited PASMA training member - you will know them by their website smart badge.

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