Communication tower safety gets its own week
Safety in the communications tower industry will be the focus of "Tower Week," an international event running from Nov. 2 to Nov. 6, 2015.
Organized by the UK-based Prefabricated Access Suppliers' and Manufacturers' Association (PASMA), Tower Week was established to promote the safe use of towers and bring focus to ideas, the exchange of information and the development of height safety in general.
PASMA members will deliver a series of events and activities throughout the UK focusing on the versatility of towers across multiple industry sectors and their safe and productive use. There will be something for everyone who uses or supervises the use of towers.
Keeping people safe
PASMA Managing Director, Peter Bennett said, "Tower Week is a collaborative effort between PASMA and our partners.Together we are aiming to produce a special week that will benefit the industry and make a real difference to keeping people safe."
"With an increase in partnership and some new initiatives,Tower Week 2015 promises to be the biggest and best yet."
Tower Week will begin with a special free webinar at 14.00 on the 2nd of November, which will feature a panel of mobile access tower experts discussing tower safety and best practice.
Tower Week will also help its members raise funds for charity through the ‘High Tower Challenge’, which will see PASMA members gain sponsorship by building towers to the height of famous buildings, such as the Shard in London, throughout the week.
A tower selfie
This year's campaign will also include competitions open to the public, including the first ever ‘Tower Selfie Challenge’, which invites people to safely take a photo with a tower and send it in via social media using #towerweek.
Everyone's knowledge of safe tower use will also be put to the test with the return of the popular online ‘Tower Test’ quiz. Anyone who gets full marks will be rewarded with a Tower Safety pack which contains comprehensive information on best practice and safe use.
Comments PASMA Chairman, Carl Evans: “Mobile access towers are a versatile and flexible way to access height in all different kinds of work environments.”
“These competitions will showcase what towers can achieve and give a broader understanding of their application and the industry as a whole.”
Further information and live updates on the week’s activities can be found on the official PASMA website: towerweek.pasma.org.uk, Twitter: @PASMAltd and Facebook: www.facebook.com/PASMAltd
A founding member of the Access Industry Forum (AIF), PASMA is the world's lead trade association for the mobile access tower industry. Representing the interests of manufacturers, suppliers, specifiers and users, it delivers and oversees the industry standard training scheme and is a major publisher of safety-related knowledge, information and guidance. Liaising closely with all the key regulatory authorities and standards-setting bodies in the work at height sector, it is the voice of the industry and, as such, plays a leading role in promoting best practice.