PASMA Training – APL Training
New guidance on pavement licences
PASMA has now officially published the guidance and an application for use when it comes to applying for a licence so you will be able to assemble and use a mobile access tower on a public motorway.
The guidance has been produced in consultation with the Health & Safety Executive, The Highway Authority and National Traffic Managers Forum, was launched at this year’s Safety & Health Expo.
The Highways Act 1980 will require scaffolding to be placed on a public motorway. This requirement also extends to mobile access towers and this application form will allow those planning to use a tower to formally apply for such a licence. For the purpose of the form, a motorway can be considered any place as long as the public have the right to pass through. This is regardless of whether it’s publicly maintained. For example: pavements, footpaths and verges.
Detailed below are some details that the form also covers:
- Details of any mobile tower contractor involved
- The planned location of work
- The period of time the licence is required to cover
- The type of tower to be used and the nature of the work being carried out
- Risk assessments
- Confirmation that all relevant documents and proof of competence have been submitted
- Final confirmation that the applicant accepts the licence’s terms and conditions.