This course is aimed at delegates who are or will be responsible for loading and unloading MEWPs, for which the operator holds the appropriate licence. All operators must have satisfactorily completed a recognised Operator's course and should hold a valid licence for the relevant categories of plant (e.g. forklift, MEWP, dumper) OR the employer must provide written evidence of competency of plant operation before starting the course. In addition, they should hold a current driving licence.
Similarly, since the inspection, operation and use of MEWP's can be physically demanding, users should be physically fit and in good health and should, generally, not have problems with eyesight or hearing, heart disease, high blood pressure, epilepsy, fear of heights, vertigo, giddiness, difficulty with balance, impaired limb function, alcohol or drug dependence or psychiatric illness.
If you have any problems with literacy or language comprehension, or have any doubts about your fitness to use an MEWP, you must bring them to the attention of your employer. This need not preclude you from using MEWPs, provided your employer conducts an assessment and is able to put into place adequate measures, to take account of any difficulties you may have.
Operatives will gain understanding of the pre-operational and safe operating procedures for loading and unloading MEWPs and plant, current relevant legislation and regulations, accident prevention & control, needs regarding personnel protection, the need to refer to machine operating manuals and the driving/maneuvering of MEWP's safely in order to position and carry out the required tasks in a correct and proper manner.
Those who successful complete both theory and practical sessions will receive an IPAF Certificate and PAL Card that are valid for a period of 5 years.
Successful delegates will gain an understanding of current relevant legislation and best practice on a range of MEWPs and be able to safely load and unload plant and MEWPs, in line with current approved methods and manufacturer’s instructions.
The course agenda includes:
- Introduction to IPAF and MEWPs
- Health & Safety legislation & regulations
- Limitations and use of mobile elevating work platforms
- Identifying controls, safety devices and warning alarms
- Hazards associated with transporting access and plant machinery
- Responsibilities and associated legislation
- Safe procedures for loading and unloading
- Inspections and transport related risk assessments
- Correctly position the vehicle for the task in hand
- Methods of safely and securely load and unload plant
- Multiple choice test paper
- Practical Assessment
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- George Doust
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- Clinton Crouch
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