PASMA Training: All You Need To Know

If you work in the construction industry, you may have heard of PASMA regulations when it comes to working at heights. Whether you are about to start working at height or you’ve never come into direct contact with the organisation but want to know more about PASMA training, Access Towers Services have outlined all you need to know.

What is it and what does it cover?

The Prefabricated Access Suppliers and Manufacturers Association, or PASMA, are an industry body who focus on the safe use of equipment when working at height. Their guidelines centre around low-level equipment such as scaffold towers, towers on stairs and towers with cantilevers. For any roles involving machines such as lifts or cherry pickers, IPAF is the body you need.

Who needs it and is it a legal requirement?

PASMA training would be useful for anyone who works at height with low-level equipment, which also includes ladders. It isn’t a legal requirement but it is important to work safely and compliantly on any task you're undertaking, which can be assured when following PASMA regulations. The 2005 Work at Height Regulations state employers must ensure their employees receive the appropriate training and must be able to prove this when necessary. A PASMA training certificate would be a great way to demonstrate this.

How long does it take to complete and how long does it last for?

The PASMA training course can be completed in one day. We can provide the training on site or you can come to us, whichever your busy schedule allows for. The PASMA training certificate lasts for five years for each individual, after this time the training would have to be taken again to ensure new legislation and PASMA regulations are being followed.

How much does it cost?

The price depends on the type of training you’re looking for. We offer various courses to suit your needs, with our prices ranging from £120 to £150. You can take a look at all our courses and see which one is best for you.

Following PASMA Regulations with Access Towers Services

If you would like to find out more about our courses or PASMA in general, please feel free to get in touch with us, and a member of our friendly team will be happy to help. You can call us on 0208 665 1181 or send an email to, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

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