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Summary

The Categories of MEWP equipment available for selection are:

(1b) Static Boom – Self-propelled booms (outriggers), trailers/push-arounds, vehicle-mounted platforms 
(3a) Mobile Vertical – Scissorlifts, vertical personnel platforms (mobile)
(3b) Mobile Boom – Self-propelled booms, wheeled cherry-pickers

Aim(s)

This course instructs an operator to prepare and safely operate various types of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms or MEWPs.

Objective(s)

To receive on passing: a PAL card, safety guide, log book and certificate.

Duration

The course duration is one day for a maximum of four delegates choosing up to two categories.

Course Content

  • Health and safety regulations
  • Types of machines (booms, scissors, etc)
  • Pre-use checks
  • Planning your work
  • Safe working loads (SWL)
  • Moving the work platform
  • Environment (wind and weather)
  • Shut down procedures
  • Trainees are introduced to the MEWPs
  • Pre use checks are carried out
  • Planning checks
  • Maintenance checks
  • Operation checks