Annual Review available free online
At this year’s Annual Members’ Meeting, held on 27th June at Vertikal Days, PASMA released its 2013 Annual Review. Containing reports from key people within PASMA as well as an in-depth look at all areas of the association’s work, the review is now available online from the PASMA website.
The Annual Review comes at a key time in PASMA’s growth. As discussed in the review, the latest figures show that the number of people trained on PASMA courses passed the 60,000 mark for the first time in 2012, while a major part of the association’s plans for the future have recently been put into motion with the appointment of a regional representative in the United Arab Emirates.
Retiring chairman Roger Verallo discussed the association’s recent growth in his report, particularly noting the introduction of PAS 250, the successful take-up of 3T and Advanced Guardrail systems for safe work at height, and the dramatic increase in both membership and training centres.
Chris Blantern, the incoming chairman, noted in his own report that he would put his efforts into ensuring that PASMA remained focused on its key objectives: “To educate, inform and communicate, set standards, consult, collaborate, lead and be at the forefront of harnessing technology, whilst raising the profile of our industry sector.”
This focus on technology was also expanded on within the review. Among the schemes singled out were the hugely successful PASMA mobile app – which now has thousands of users taking advantage of the instruction manuals, location services and news it provides – the association’s Facebook and Twitter pages, and the anti-fraud features on the new PhotoCards given to successful training course delegates.
Pages are were also given up to highlights from throughout the year, the review of the Work at Height Regulations, marketing and public relations, the courses and products available, PASMA’s work with the Access Industry Forum, and a comprehensive list of PASMA members’ contact details. The Annual Review is available free here.