02 July 2013

PASMA holds seminars and AMM at Vertikal Days 2013

PASMA holds seminars and AMM at Vertikal Days 2013

For the third straight year, PASMA attended the Vertikal Days lifting and access event at Merseyside’s Haydock Park on July 26-27, 2013. Located in the popular Marketplace marquee, the PASMA area offered presentations for the first time.


PASMA’s Technical Director, Don Aers, spoke on both days of the exhibition about the new PAS 250 specification for low level access platforms. A number of these podium type products were dotted around the Marketplace, with PASMA members Lyte Ladders & Towers and Planet Platforms bringing their own. Euro Towers also returned to support PASMA, constructing a tower behind the seminar area.


Mr Aers also discussed the new guidance for pavement licences. The guidance helps those building towers on a public highway – which can include pavements, footpaths, verges or any place the public has a right to pass – clarifying the licencing process required by the law.


Also speaking on behalf of PASMA was Paul Blanchard, who fell through a fragile roof and now discusses his experiences. His powerful talk on the exhibition’s second day in particular was the most popular in the PASMA seminar programme.


The association’s Annual Members’ Meeting was also held during Vertikal Days. Subjects discussed included the creation of the new Hire Assembly membership category, and PASMA’s recent international moves, with steps taken as far afield as Singapore and South Africa. The 2013 Annual Review was also distributed at the AMM.

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