MEWP Boom - Scissor

Course Duration
Days: 1 – 4 (last day for CPCS testing)


Attendees
1 – 4


Course Objectives
By the end of the course the operator should be able to:

  • Site and operate machine safely in relation to task.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of responsibilities under current relevant legislation.
  • Operate machine safely and correctly in accordance with manufacturers’ manual and instructions and accepted good practice.
  • Demonstrate an understanding for the need of Personal Protective Equipment.

 

Course Summary

  • Relevant regulations/legislation
  • Operator’s Code of Safe Practice
  • Introduction to machine
  • Controls and instruments
  • Limitations of use
  • Components of machine
  • Pre-start inspection/maintenance
  • Overhead trapping dangers
  • Servicing and inspection
  • Emergency controls
  • Moving and locating machine
  • Tilt alarms
  • Weather conditions
  • PPE recommendations
  • Ground inspection
  • Main platform types
  • Spatial awareness
  • CPCS Theory Test preparation


Certification
CPCS Trained Operator Card – Valid for 2 years.
Luddon Construction Ltd Certificate for in-house courses.


Refresher Period
The CPCS Trained Operator Card is not renewable (see follow-on courses below).
MEWP Refresher Course after 3 years for in-house courses.


Any Other Relevant Information
Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) Testing is carried out to CPCS standards by CPCS Approved Testers. CPCS testing consists of passing a Health, Safety and Environment test, then a CPCS Theory Test followed by a CPCS Practical Test. All tests may be monitored by CPCS.


Recommended Follow-On Courses
CPCS require that a Vocational Qualification (VQ) in Plant Operations (level 2) on MEWP is achieved within 2 years of gaining a CPCS Trained Operator Card. A CPCS Competent Operator Card, for this category, can be applied for upon achievement of the relevant VQ. The CPCS Competent Operator Card is valid for 5 years and is renewable.

 

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