This training course is suitable for existing operators who may have no formal certification and those who require refresher training.
Aims & Objectives:
To provide you with a thorough understanding of the relevant operational and safety requirements applicable to operators of Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs) such as scissor lifts and boom-type MEWPs (cherry pickers), working in the construction industry and allied environments. Course Content:
- Basic construction, names of components, purpose and use of all controls and gauges - Use of handbook and other information sources including legislation and Approval Codes of Practice - Operator documentation, certificates, method statements, lift plans, duties charts etc - Pre-use, start, running checks and close down procedure, including emergency lowering procedure - Controlling the MEWP from all available operating positions including remote devices if applicable - Maneuvering the MEWP, progressing to manoeuvring in confined area to include tight turns - in forward and reverse and travelling in the raised position, (self-propelled machines only) - How to position the MEWP up to maximum height in areas of limited access - Placing the MEWP in an out-of-service condition
You will be tested on your knowledge with both a theory test and practical examples.
You will receive a Powered Access License (PAL) which is valid for five years.
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