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Mobile Elevated Work Platform Course Content

Course requirements:

  • Suitable candidates for the machine type 

  • A mechanically sound MEWP for use throughout the duration of the course

  • A  current LOLER certificate for the machine to be used 

  • The manufacturers handbook for the equipment to be used

  • An appropriate area that can be cordoned off for training purposes

  • A quiet room with a power supply for theory lessons and testing

Aim

To provide the theoretical and practical knowledge to safety operate Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWP)

Articulated Boom

Portable Work Platform

Truck Mount

Cherry Picker

Scissor Lift

Elements

The course will comprise of theoretical and practical instruction covering the following:-

  • Responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act. 1974,

  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998,  

  • Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Operations 1998

  • Working at Height regulations

  • Safe operator practices including planning of work and risk assessments

  • Daily and weekly maintenance schedules

  • Identification of components and pre-use checks

  • Interpretation of safety information

  • Selection and use of personal safety equipment

  • Testing safety devices, limit switches and hydraulic functions

  • Factors effecting stability

  • Motive controls

  • Hydraulic controls

  • Manoeuvring in open and confined spaces (level/inclines/rough terrain where applicable)

  • Positioning the vehicle ready for work

  • Basic operational techniques/accessing at height

  • Banksman signalling

  • Working near to hazards

  • Working on/travelling on public highway (where relevant)

  • Emergency lowering procedures

  • Refuelling, Battery Charging and maintenance, LPG and Diesel safety where relevant

  • Parking and post-use checks

  • Requirements for thorough examinations

Knowledge

​On Completion of Training the trainee will have a theoretical understanding of the following:-​

  • The need to train and statuary requirements

  • Types of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms

  • Understanding machine stability and limitations

  • Causes of accidents and associated risks

  • Planning and risk assessments

  • Selection, inspection and use of PPE and fall prevention equipment

  • How to read and understand safety information 

  • Public highway requirements

  • Maintenance procedures as per manufacturers handbook

  • Safe operator practices including planning of work and risk assessments

  • Operating near to powerlines and water

  • Emergency lowering procedures

  • Pre-use checks including testing safety devices, limit switches and hydraulic functions

  • Factors effecting stability

  • Battery inspection, Charging and maintenance, LPG and Diesel safety where relevant

  • Banksman signalling

  • Effects of wind, rain, cold and electrical storms

  • Parking and post-use checks

  • Requirements for thorough examinations

Skill

​On Completion of Training the trainee will have demonstrated a basic standard of:-​

  • Planning and risk assessing

  • Carry out pre-use checks to ensure the equipment is in a safe condition

  • Manoeuvre, position and operate the vehicle as per the manufacturers recommendations

  • Operate as per the operators safety code.

  • Operate in both open and confined spaces

  • Operate on level, rough terrain and slopes (where applicable)

  • Follow banksman's instruction

  • Correctly stow work equipment

  • Carry out Refuelling, Charging where applicable

  • Correctly park, shut down and secure the vehicle

  • Carry out post/ stop inspection

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