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November 23, 2012

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PASMA alert to unscrupulous training providers

The industry body for mobile access towers, PASMA, has been made aware that a few unethical companies are attempting to pass themselves off as training members when they haven’t met the association’s necessary standards for accreditation.

PASMA is concerned that training delivered by such organisations is likely to be sub-standard, which could create a very real safety risk.

In addition, training from these providers will not result in any delegate receiving a legitimate PASMA training card and certificate. The organisation insists its card is widely recognised as the only proof of competence for working on mobile access towers, and without authentic cards workers could be turned away from sites.

Peter Bennett, PASMA’s managing director, said: “As PASMA sets the highest standards for its training instructors and centres, delegates must ensure that they are being trained by a genuine approved centre. The popularity and renowned quality of our courses has led to some companies trying to jump on the bandwagon without having met the industry standard criteria on which PASMA insists.”€

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