PASMA Training Standard Tower Course

PASMA Training Standard Tower Course


The PASMA standard training course is aimed for any person who is involved with the use of Mobile Access Towers. This PASMA course will provide candidates with the necessary training to safely erect, use, inspect and dismantle aluminium or fibreglass Mobile Access Towers.

Topics covered include component identification, assembly criteria, stability, hazards, safe use, maintenance and inspection.

Upon successfully passing both the theory and practical assessments, each delegate's details will be entered on to the PASMA central database and a Photo-ID Card issued which is valid for 5 years.


The aim and objective of our PASMA Standard Course is for each person attending the course to be able to safely, correctly and competently identify, assemble, alter, use, move, inspect and dismantle prefabricated Aluminium and Fibre-Glass Mobile Access Towers in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions, current regulations and accepted approved methods, to have an understanding of current relevant legislation and regulations on Mobile Access Towers.


This PASMA Course will cover the following topics: -  

  • Introduction to Mobile Access Towers
  • Legal Overview - Health & Safety / Work at Height Regulations 2005
  • British & European Standards
  • Guidance & Information on Tower Components, Inspection & Maintenance
  • Tower Assembly & Dismantle (3T Method & Advanced Guardrail)
  • Tower Stability & Tying-in
  • Hazards When Using Mobile Access Towers
  • Your Responsibilities When Using Mobile Access Towers
  • Multiple Choice Question Paper
  • Practical Training Session
  • Practical Assessment


Candidates attending this PASMA course are required to complete both a written theory test and practical assessment.

Upon successfully passing both the theory and practical assessments, each delegate's details will be entered on to the PASMA central database and a Photo-ID Card issued which is valid for 5 years.

Please Note: PASMA can take up to 4 weeks to issue certification.

Who Should Attend?

The PASMA training course is designed for anyone in an organisation who assembles, alters, dismantles, moves, inspects and most importantly USES alloy or fibreglass mobile access towers in the workplace. This not only includes construction sites but all workplaces, such as schools, offices and factories both internally and externally.


Prefabricated Access Suppliers' & Manufacturers Association


Candidate Entry Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must be literate
  • Must be physically fit

Health & Fitness Statement

Since the safe use of mobile access towers requires that delegates consult safety notices and read and thoroughly understand the manufacturer's instruction manual, literacy and language comprehension are important requirements for any tower user.

Similarly, since the assembly and use of mobile access towers can be physically demanding, users should be physically fit and in good health and should, generally, not have problems with eyesight or hearing, heart disease, high blood pressure, epilepsy, fear of heights / vertigo, giddiness / difficulty with balance, impaired limb function, alcohol or drug dependence or psychiatric illness.

If delegates have any problems with literacy or language comprehension, or have any doubts about their fitness to use mobile access towers, they must bring them to the attention of their employer. This need not preclude them from using mobile access towers, provided their employer conducts an assessment and is able to put into place adequate measures, to take account of any difficulties they may have.

Please Note:
All delegates will be required to assist in the assembly, alteration, moving and dismantling of a Mobile Tower. Any delegate who displays a fear of height that would, in the opinion of the Instructor, make them a danger to themselves or others may be failed on the practical assessment.

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  • Will lunch be Included?

    The joining instructions will indicate if lunch is provided for the duration of your course.  Should you need to know prior to booking please contact one of our team who will be happy to advise.

  • When will I receive my Course Joining Instructions?

    Course joining instructions are sent 7 to 10 days prior to course commencement.  If you book within this time frame they are emailed within 24 hours of the booking being placed.

  • What time does my course start?

    Start and finish times are confirmed on your joining instructions which are issued 7 to 10 days prior to course commencement.  Failure to arrive at the requested time may result in the delegate being turned away.

  • Will I be required to wear PPE?

    If PPE is required for your training it will be listed on our website, within the course information section, and also confirmed on your joining instructions.  If you are missing an item or have any queries please contact our customer service team at your earliest convenience on 01892 543000.

  • 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.

  • What happens if I fail the course?

    If you should fail the course our customer service team will be in contact to discuss your options.  Our team will talk through the process to help you achieve the qualification required in the most effective way.

  • 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.