Following the statistics released by the HSE, working at height safety training is as important as ever, with falls from height accounting for the second largest proportion of non-fatal injuries to employees and the fatality rate still standing at 173 in 2011/12. Although the industry has taken a huge step in the right direction over the past 2 decades, these figures still show room for improvement and they confirm the necessity for thorough and comprehensive safety awareness – including training.
Britannia Safety and Training promotes a number of working at height training courses from their Norfolk base, including PASMA training. Accredited to the Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ and Manufacturers Association, the recognised authority for mobile access towers, a PASMA training course incorporates both practical and theoretical elements to increase delegates’ knowledge and competency of handling safety issues when working at height.
Employers have a legal obligation to their employees to ensure their welfare and wellbeing when at work, and the Working at Height Regulations of 2005 highlight the best practice procedures for those working in these sorts of conditions.
Delegates come away from the PASMA training course at Britannia with knowledge of the PASMA Code of Practice, legislation related to working at height, the ability to safely use equipment which covers assembling, altering and dismantling towers as well as being able to identify risks when working with mobile access towers.
To find out more about PASMA training courses, and how to book a course at Britannia, contact our sales team on 0800 0149016 or visit the courses section of our website.