What Is PASMA
Founded in 1974, the Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ and Manufacturers’ Association (PASMA), is the recognised focus and authority for mobile access towers. PASMA advances safety, standards and best practice in a range of sectors.
Why You Need It
The 2015 Safety Report of the National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) has been published and has displayed an increase in the total number of accidents from 96 (in 2013) to 105 accidents in 2014. It’s been found that the 9% increase in the number of scaffolding injuries reported by member companies.
The report shows 24 falls from height in 2014, with the highest reported fall being from six metres. Nine reported falls were from scaffolds or working platforms, of which six from under four metres; with three falls at four metres or above, and seven falls from ladders. Scaffolders suffered the largest number of accidents across all age ranges. However, the NASC identified a decrease in the number of incidents related to trainees.
In 2014, the highest number of accidents occurred in the 21-30 age group (43 accidents), followed by the 41-50 age group (24 accidents). These two groups accounted for 64% of all accidents.
Slips, trips and falls on the same level totaled 39 incidents during 2014, which accounted for 37% of the total number of accidents recorded. These figures show a decrease of nearly 5% on the corresponding number of incidents reported in 2013.
In ages 16-40, slips, trips and falls on the same level were the major cause of accidents (23), followed by falls from height (16), manual handling (13) and falls of materials (2).
In order to prevent these happening at your workplace, you can email ourselves at email@example.com or call us on 01942 601 752 in order to get your employees PASMA Trained at our Training Centre.