IOSH presents first PASMA workshop

By Euan Youdale07 July 2014

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) hosted PASMA's first ever CoreSkills+ workshop, part of its safe towers campaign.

PASMA’s ongoing campaign, which launched in May, has so far seen the association give out hundreds of Tower Safety Packs, as well as providing specialist information to businesses.

PASMA’s workshop provided the first in-depth look at its new campaign, which encourages the use of safe, EN1004-compliant mobile access towers over potentially dangerous alternatives.

Talking about the campaign, PASMA’s technical director, Don Aers said, “There is no need for people to put their lives at risk through a lot of the dangerous work at height that is happening every day – a common problem like not having properly fitted guardrails can be easily fixed just by having safe equipment such as an EN1004 tower.

“Our campaign has been telling people that when you use a tower your life and the lives of others may depend on whether it is safe. More people die in falls from height than from any other cause in the workplace, and our goal now is to make sure that we take this message to everyone who it can affect.”

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