The accrediting body PASMA, also known as Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ and Manufacturers’ Association, provide and govern the industry standard for PASMA training. This includes:
About the Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ and Manufacturers’ Association
Founded in 1974, their standards and best practices are recognised across the UK, South Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. They help in setting the standards for working at heights.
If an employee is required to work at heights in the workplace, the employer should ensure the employee has undergone suitable competent training. This training should also be with an accredited training provider.
PASMA, the accrediting body, define the standards required in order to meet the minimum competent level as an operator of mobile access towers. Training providers undergo an initial application process to become a PASMA training provider.
All instructors working for 2 Start are further required to complete separate PASMA accredited instructor courses and instructor assessment.
Adequate training reinforces the importance of ensuring competency when working at heights. This is also as well as understanding the necessary health and safety factors. These are presented through theory and practical based discipline.
You can Check an operators card to ensure someone is registered and every PASMA Card and Certificate confirms the ‘level’ to which the cardholder has been trained to adhere to.
2 Start are a proud approved training member of PASMA. This means that as a PASMA accredited training provider, we can deliver training which meets a nationally recognised standards to students. We had to not only be an approved training centre, but also meet the training facilities requirements.
When you, a student, wishes to complete PASMA training with us, it will typically begin with classroom-based learning. This encompasses the knowledge needed to complete the practical aspect of the training. This, of course, depends on the training course booked.
Typical classroom learning will consist of meeting the instructor. They will go through the training procedure outlined for the course. This will also include the modules that will be covered.
You will also be asked questions which could spark group discussions. This is done to not only help you stay focussed and engaged, but to also help you and your fellow class mates feel more confident prior to completing the theory assessment.
If you are completing PASMA training which involves a practical segment, you will be expected to apply your theory-based knowledge into practice. You will also cover the practical aspects as a team. This will involve you erecting and dismantling the PASMA equipment.
PASMA state that each of their training courses is ”… delivered by a qualified instructor who is a subject matter expert on access towers.”
Becoming a training member with PASMA means that as a training provider, 2 Start can supply comprehensive PASMA courses. These courses will provide a minimum competency level upon successful completion. This meets the PASMA accrediting bodies standards.
PASMA defines themselves as “…the organisation that knows mobile towers, and cared about the people who use them.”
Choose a reputable and trusted training provider, like 2 Start, when sourcing your PASMA training.