Tower Week Update – Sunday/Monday highlights

We’re at the beginning of Tower Safety Week and we’ve already seen some great news on the campaign come in.

 

 

20/20 tower vision for Expo 2020

 

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Foam hands at the ready!

 

You may have noticed that Tower Week officially began on Sunday this year (so, no, saying 12 – 17 in our communications wasn’t an error!) This was because our partners in the Middle East begin their working week on Sunday and were ready to kick-start the campaign.

 

Representatives from PASMA’s Safety at Height Advisory Panel delivered a special  inspection awareness session to the lead health & safety professionals working on the Expo 2020 Dubai project. Mike Palmer, the Advisory Panel’s Chair covered the theory, while Vice Chair, Frank Iszard, took care of the practical and got the delegates’ eyes on towers.

 

 

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Who knows what Expo 2020 will be like, but we do know this – the people in-charge of safety will know how to look after their towers.

 

Lights, camera, Action for Children Scotland

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PASMA’s Chris Smith, along with Maria Williamson from Action for Children and Duncan MacKechnie from Inspiring Scotland, pose with the newly trained delegates

Action for Children Scotland’s Employability Services programme invited us to celebrate over 1,000 PASMA trained delegates during their Towers for Users course on Monday.

 

Completion of this course saw the 6 young delegates push the figures into the thousands, highlighting a special achievement for the charity.

 

That’s over 1,000 vulnerable young people, thanks to Action for Children Scotland’s training and funding from Inspiring Scotland, now equipped with PASMA cards – a show of skill and knowledge that can help, and has helped, people get on the career ladder.

 

Head of Audit Services & Professional Standards, Chris Smith, was there to shake hands, say some words and offer our congratulations to the newly passed delegates.

 Stay on the look out for a full press release on this occasion coming soon.

 

Toolbox Talks take-off

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Guys from T&D Glazing strike a pose despite the cold

Our training member toolbox talks started off strong with ALS Safety teaching delegates all about tower inspection.

 

ALS visited T&D Glazing – a London based company specialising in glazing tower blocks. As frequent mobile tower users, their Operation Director invited ALS along to refresh them on the key points of tower inspection.

 

Adapt (UK) Training Services are currently taking bookings for talks at their premises, so be sure to click here for more information.

 

We’ll be getting more news on toolbox talks as and when they come in, so do check back for more updates.

 

Strong start for selfies

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Howard Plastering put their foam hands to the sky!

Warren Access have set the bar (or tower) high in this picture with delegates from Howard Plastering! They’re working well with towers – are you? Submit yours on Facebook and Twitter via #towersafetyweek – there’s prizes to be won!

  

High Tower Challenge – on the up

Our High Tower Challenge participants are creeping up to the height of the Shard in combined tower build height – and that’s only day one. Will we beat last year’s record? Let’s find out at the end of the week!

 

Get involved

 

Tower Safety Week is a grass-roots campaign – it’s through members, users, health & safety professionals, and anyone with an interest in working safely at height, that we get the message across.

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