PASMA HAS ANNOUNCED the speaker line-up for its annual conference, which is the largest event in the UK dedicated to mobile towers and prefabricated tower scaffolds. The free, day event is on Thursday 26th September at the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel in Coventry (UK) and is open to all interested in towers.
Highlights will include Chris Debrick, Transport for London on how (and why) TfL is working with PASMA to radically improve the way they work at height. Later Chris will join Paul Ormsby, GES and Barri Millar, Association for Project Safety for a panel discussion on the challenges of managing work at height, drawing on experience from their own careers – which have involved lighthouses, large-scale events and transport.
Katie Kelleher, crane operator and owner of KatieCranes.com, Gillian Rutter, Hire Access and Skyward Training and Gail Hounslea, Ladderstore.com will take part in a panel discussion on why there’s a lack of women in construction and what we can do about it.
Catilevers, bridges and stairs
Delegates will see towers used in smart, innovative ways in an outdoor area – from the simplest podiums and mobile access towers, to more complex builds involving cantilevers, bridges and stairs and finally, advanced configurations that are built to specification. It’s an opportunity to meet the PASMA Hire & Assembly and Manufacturer members who supplied and assembled the equipment, find out what paperwork and training was required for each build, and see how towers can help people work at height safely and efficiently in all sorts of scenarios.
Stephen Kane, Ridgeway and Pete Harley, STS Access will be sharing case studies of the most interesting jobs they’ve been involved with and the process they went through to design a safe way to access seemingly inaccessible areas.
APPG Working at Height
Attendees will learn about new developments and insights in tower safety and get advice on preventing falls from height from PASMA. There will be updates from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Working at Height which is chaired by Alison Thewliss MP and the No Falls Foundation, a new charity dedicated to preventing falls from height and helping people affected by the consequences of a fall.
The day will end with closing remarks from PASMA’s Managing Director, Peter Bennett, who recently received an OBE for his contribution to height safety.
The event is ideal for anyone who buys or sources towers for their company, employs, hires or manages people who use towers or has responsibility for the health and safety of people who work at height.
Free tickets can be booked here: pasma.co.uk/conference