PASMA Combined Tower & Low Level Access Course

PASMA Combined Tower & Low Level Access Course


Using a combination of classroom-based learning and hands-on practical sessions, this one-day PASMA Combined Tower & Low Level Access training course will give you the knowledge to safely construct, alter, move, inspect or dismantle mobile access towers, folding low level scaffolds and work platforms.

You’ll need to pass this PASMA course before moving on to more advanced PASMA training such as Towers on Stairs or Towers with Cantilevers.

Limited to just eight delegates, this Combined Tower & Low Level Access Course covers platforms manufactured in aluminium alloy or fibreglass, approved to BS EN 1004: 2004, and low level access units to PAS250, carrying a British Standard or equivalent mark of approval.


By the end of this comprehensive 7-hour PASMA training course, you’ll have a thorough understanding of:

  • Current legislation related to working at height
  • Health and safety best practice
  • How to assemble a mobile access tower
  • How to assemble a folding low level scaffold
  • How to assemble a work platform or podium
  • Components, maintenance and inspections
  • Common hazards and how to avoid them
  • Altering, moving and dismantling towers and platforms safely


This PASMA training course covers the following subject areas:

  • Introduction to mobile access towers and low level access equipment
  • Legal requirements and Work at Height Regulations 2005
  • The health and safety procedures of working at height
  • British and European standards
  • PASMA Code of Practice
  • Tower components and maintenance
  • Tower inspection records
  • Low level access units and podiums
  • Assembling and dismantling towers (advanced guardrail and 3T methods)
  • Tower stability and tying-in
  • Hazards associated with using mobile access towers and low level access units
  • Your responsibilities in building, using and dismantling towers, platforms and units
  • Multiple-choice theory assessment
  • Practical training and assessment


On completion of the theory training, you’ll take a multiple-choice theory test with a pass mark of 80%. If successful, you’ll move on to the practical assessment, which involves building a mobile access tower using both the 3T method (through the trap) and the advanced guardrail (AGR) method.

Students who successfull pass both theory and practical assessments will receive the relevant PASMA Certificate and Photocard, which is valid for five years.

Who Should Attend?

If your job involves the use of mobile access towers, low level access units or podiums, this PASMA course will teach you how to build, adjust, move, inspect and dismantle equipment safely and effectively.

Whether you work on a construction site, in a school, office or factory, the key principles of working with access towers and low level access units apply – inside and outside.

You must be comfortable to work at height, as part of your assessment will be to carry out a practical demonstration of building a mobile access tower.

A good understanding of the English language is also a must, as you will need to read safety notices and be able to explain parts of the manufacturer’s instruction manual.

Suggested Progression

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  • Can I complete a name change on my booking?

    Yes, a name change can be completed free of charge providing the delegate being substituted has the required pre-requisites. You can submit your request by emailing our customer service team at or calling on 01892 543000.

  • Do I need to be physically fit to complete a PASMA course?

    All of the PASMA courses involve an element of practical work, which means assembling, dismantling, moving and climbing towers. This can be physically demanding, so you will be required to have a reasonable level of fitness. If you have any doubts about your fitness to use towers, share your concerns with your employer in the first instance and speak to our bookings team for advice.

  • How do I renew my PASMA card?

    If your PASMA card is due to expire, you can extend it by taking the same training course again. The course will most likely have been updated since you last took it, to keep up with changing standards, regulations and good practice.

  • Is it possible to fail a PASMA course?

    Yes, PASMA courses are formally assessed and all courses include both a written and practical assessment. If you fail either assessment, you will fail the course. Your instructor will do everything they can to prepare you for your assessments.

  • How Will I recieve My PASMA Card & Certificate?

    PASMA I.D Cards will be sent in the post approximately 2-4 weeks after training is completed.  The PASMA paper certificates are no longer produced but can be obtained if required by following the below steps:

    1. Open the Check a Card tool on the PASMA webiste
    2. Enter your first and last name exactly as they appear on the card, along with the certificate number
    3. Click Find card
    4. Scroll down the page and click Download certificate

    This will open a PDF version of your certificate which can then be downloaded and saved. You can access your certificate as many times as you like.