FIGURES released today show that for the fifth consecutive year, PASMA, the international trade body representing the mobile access tower industry, has exceeded its previous year’s total for the number of delegates trained.
Nearly 71,000 delegates were trained during 2015, an increase of 5.5 per cent on the previous year. Since the beginning of 2011, almost a 1/3 of a million delegates have qualified for a PASMA photocard and certificate, issued at PASMA-approved training centres worldwide.
Significantly, the figures for January and February 2016 have already exceeded those for the corresponding months in 2015, putting 2016 on the path to break the record yet again.
PASMA’s Marketing and Communications Officer, Gary Chudleigh, commented: “As these latest statistics show, the Association continues to make a major contribution to working at height safety, positioning it as the premier providers of specialist training in the sector.”
“The PASMA photocard is widely regarded as authoritative evidence of training, which is an essential element in demonstrating competence as required by the Work at Height Regulations 2005. Due to this, it is clear that each year more and more people decide they need one.”
The Association currently offers nine different training courses covering everything from the essentials of working at height and low level access, to advanced courses such as Towers on Stairs and Towers for Riggers – which is a specialist, intensive course designed for professional tower riggers.
PASMA will be exhibiting at the 2016 Safety & Health Expo, 21-23 June, at ExCeL, London, and participating in the AIF’s first conference Implementing Change and Innovation in Work at Height at the Holywell Park Conference Centre, Loughborough, on 13 October.