Is your business focused on people who need to work in heights? Is your industry in construction or do you require the use of towers in your everyday operations? If you answered yes, then you are probably aware and knowledgeable of the fact that one of the top causes of construction accidents (minor or major!) and unfortunately fatalities in the workplace is working with heights. This usually happens when people, mostly business owners and sometimes even the workers, overlook the fact that when working at heights, you are dealing with a lot of safety precautions, processes and even industry standards and accreditations. Sadly enough, some workers do not abide by this and some can push and go through with work without being sanctioned.
As a business owner or a manager of day to day operations with working at height requirements, it is your responsibility to give the proper training and knowledge to your workers so that these accidents would not be rampant in the workplace. You would not have to scratch your head in looking for the place to send your workers, because you could actually easily get PASMA training from nearby training facilities.
What is PASMA Training?
For those who are just starting in the business or newly appointed managers, PASMA stands for the Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ and Manufacturers’ Association. There is no better place to get training courses from with regards to working at and with heights than them because they are the standard in training for the industry for topics relating to mobile access towers. PASMA training will offer you and your workers the basic knowledge and safety precautions when it comes to assembling mobile access towers down to the last step of dismantling it. Did you know that there is also a proper way of moving and even inspecting already put up mobile access towers? If you did not, then you should probably enrol yourself in a PASMA training as well so that you know every last bit of detail in your everyday operations.
Managing Working at Height
There are actually a lot of different applications of working at height, and it does not end with simply assembling and dismantling your mobile access towers. There are low-level access platforms that can also be used which also have safety precautions. Sometimes, working at height would also be required that it be assembled atop flights of stairs which makes it not only even more difficult but as well as unsafe. You could avoid accidents if you seek the assistance of height safety experts to design an appropriate height safety solution using quality products to ensure the safety of workers at height.
Safety Starts With You
Workers who deal with working at height on a day-to-day basis are the most important people who need the training the most. If you are a manager or oversee the sites they work in, you probably think that you do not need the training as much as them but that is where you are wrong. There are actually available PASMA training courses that are specifically for site managers and overseers. This is an integral aspect that you need to undergo through most especially if you are with the workers day in and day out. They may be risking their lives working at height, and you are the person who is responsible for managing and planning their use of the mobile access towers properly. Ignoring to do so, could prove to be immensely problematic for you if an on-site accident happens and the workers injured decide to contact Long Island construction accident attorneys or wherever your business is based. However, you can avoid any such incidents if you are accredited with the proper training course and know the safety standards and precautions to be taken in the workplace.
Safety May Come with a Price
Of course with any training course, the PASMA training comes with a price and it would require a day or two for your workers and managers to complete the training. When you think about it that is actually only a very small price to pay in turn for the safety and well-being of your workers, right? After all, having to pay for one or two days where your workers are in training plus the fee for the training facility versus the amount of hospital bills and expenses you would have to pay off when an accident happens would seem like having your workers take the training is just a teeny tiny expense in your accounting books. Not only that, but you would not also be fined as a business owner or a manager because you would be able to prove that all of your workers and site overseers are actually trained and accredited by PASMA. This guarantees the safety and well-being of your workers in the workplace even as they work at height. Yes, safety may come with a price, but it is actually a price you should all be willing to pay.