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A founder member of the Access Industry Forum (AIF), the Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ and Manufacturers’ Association (PASMA) is the world’s lead trade association for the mobile access tower industry.

Representing the interests of manufacturers, suppliers, specifiers and users, it delivers and oversees the industry standard training scheme and is a major publisher of safety-related knowledge, information and guidance.

Liaising closely with all the key regulatory authorities and standards-setting bodies in the work at height sector, PASMA is the voice of the industry and, as such, plays a leading role in promoting best practice. The association advances safety, standards and best practice across a wide range of sectors and represents the interests of manufacturers.

PASMA is a self-financing association, which strives to help, shape and support the future of the industry. The association achieves this through its wealth of knowledge and experience and through its enthusiastic involvement of all its members, suppliers, specifiers and users.

PASMA works in collaboration with a number of trade and professional bodies, as well as industry regulators and key decision makers. For many people within the industry, PASMA’s certificate and ID card is recognisable proof of competence and brings with it a high level of trust and quality.

In addition to its work, the association also sets the standard for the industry and is a key contributor to the development and enhancement of standards which govern the construction, use, inspection and maintenance of mobile access towers.

PASMA Managing Director, Peter Bennett, said:

“The association is committed to delivering world-class support to all corners of the industry. Providing practical skills and knowledge are central to meeting this objective.”

In June 2014, PASMA utilised its first ever CoreSkills+ workshop to launch the next phase of its ongoing Safe Towers campaign at the IOSH Conference. PASMA launched its campaign in May and has, to date, seen the association hand out hundreds of Tower Safety Packs, in addition to specialist information.

In addition to PASMA’s appearance at the ISOH Conference, the association joined the AIF in providing a suite of work at height workshops at the first ever Safety & Health Expo, which also took place in June.

PASMA 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.”

For more information about PASMA or to learn more about PASMA’s ongoing Safe Towers campaign, please visit: www.pasma.co.uk.

 

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