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November 6, 2014

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Working at height: national tower week

PudseyTowerBlueCropPASMA, founder member of the Access Industry Forum (AIF) and a trade association that represents the mobile access tower industry, is holding its second national Tower Week from 10-14 November.

Representing the interests of manufacturers, suppliers, specifiers and users, PASMA has been campaigning this year to ensure that people using towers know the importance of keeping safe and using the right equipment.

Falls from height remain the most common cause of workplace fatality. In 2010/2011, 38 workers died and 4,327 employees suffered a major injury as a result of a fall from height in the workplace, with a further 10,232 employees suffering an ‘over three-day’ injury.

Many of these incidents could have been avoided by people with the right training using the correct equipment that had been properly inspected and maintained, argues PASMA.

This year Tower Week will help highlight PASMA’s Not on Your Life campaign which explains what makes a safe or unsafe tower, and offers a range of advice on a dedicated website.

Activities during the week will be centred on its website, which will host a quiz, the Tower Test, with the association giving a pound to Children in Need for every test completed. Aimed at highlighting safe working practice through good and bad examples, the multiple choice quiz displays pictures of towers and asks what – if anything – is wrong with them.

Across the UK and Ireland, PASMA’s members will be championing tower safety and best practice at the same time as raising money for Children in Need.

For more information about the week and its activities, visit:


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