PASMA Working at Height

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Course aims

PASMA Work at Height (Novice) is the training course you need to get up to speed on the basics of height safety. Spend half a day at an approved PASMA training centre with an expert instructor and go back to work knowing:

  • How to comply with your duties under the Work at Height Regulations
  • What access equipment is available
  • What training and guidance is available for working at height

Although it’s a PASMA course, it’s not all about mobile access towers, it covers the whole range of access equipment. There is no practical work involved in this course; it’s all classroom-based theory. No hard hats or tower climbing required!

PASMA Training certificate

A PASMA photocard and certificate will be issued to successful delegates. The certificate is valid for 5 years. Lost Photo cards can be replaced at a cost.

What is covered?

In this theory-based course, you will learn about:

  • Law, regulations, guidance, and good practice relating to work at height
  • An employee’s responsibilities
  • What guidance and training is available
  • Risk assessments
  • Emergency and rescue planning
  • Inspecting equipment
  • Where to find crucial safety information
  • Different types of access equipment
  • Selecting appropriate access equipment
  • Personal Protection Equipment
  • Working on roofs
  • Fragile surfaces
  • Fall protection

When and where?

Courses can be arranged on request for large groups, or delegates can join a prearranged course if there are fewer numbers, get in touch to find out what courses are running. We ask all delegates to arrive at 8:00am on the course date so that the training can start on time.

Most of our training is delivered at our City Depot in Canning Town, a few minutes walk from Star Lane DLR station. The full address and contact information are available here. However training is also available at our other depots based in Croydon and Wembley, or we can delivery training at your place of work, please contact us for further details.

On-site training course requirements

We can offer this course at your place of work if it is in the London area. For this option the venue must be large enough to accommodate all of the delegates with the maximum being 12 people. The venue must also be clean, warm and dry,

Be aware that if these requirements are not met, we may be unable to offer the training course and you will be liable for the full cost.


The Working at Height PASMA training course is delivered over a 1/2 day.

How many people?

We can accommodate up to 12 people on each course.

What do I need to bring?

This is a theory based course so wear comfortable clothes, PPE is not required.

How is it assessed?

Your training instructor will give you an electronic or printed copy of the course notes that you can refer to.

On successfully completing this course, you’ll receive a PASMA Photocard and Certificate. These will show that you’re trained in category ‘W’, which stands for Work at Height (Novice).

How much does it cost?

Prices vary depending on the number of delegates, get in touch to receive a quote.

Get in touch and booking details

You can receive further information and a quote by completing the form under the ‘Book this course’ tab, or by emailing us at [email protected] or call 020 7232 5640