MEWP – Scissor/Boom

Suitable for -

All personnel who are required to work at height, using access equipment

The aim of the course is -

This course is designed to train and assess candidates in the safe operation of MEWPs, including how to safely and proficiently manoeuvre, drive and position the machine.

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Course Content

  • The Law – Regulations & Legislation  (including: The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, The Work at Height Regulations 2005 & The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998)
  • Introduction to the MEWP – explanation of function and controls
  • Pre-Use Checks, Inspection & Function Tests
  • Daily Maintenance
  • Setting up the Platform for Work
  • Planning the Route
  • Operational Safety Checks
  • Safe Operation of MEWPs, including Manoeuvring
  • Limitations of Use
  • Checking Fail Safe Systems
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Fall Arrest Equipment

The course is a mixture of theory and practical training / exercises.

Course Objectives -

On successful completion of this course, candidates will be able to:

  • Understand current relevant legislation
  • Identify the hazards associated with the use of MEWPs and the necessary precautions required
  • Operate the machine safely and proficiently

Venue - On-site at clients’ premises

Duration - Half Day

Candidate Numbers - Up to 4 per course (for Boom Lift) or up to 6 per course (for Scissor Lift)

Certification - ITS Certification

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