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Delegates will be able to carry out pre-use and operative checks, position the platform to maximum height and reach, carry out emergency lowering procedures, operate controls from ground level and within the working platform and manoeuvre the MEWP, involving tight turns and limited access, using both forward and reverse motion. Finally the trainee will be able to explain loading and unloading procedures on and off a transporter and place the platform in an ‘out of service’ condition if necessary.


– To have a basic understanding of the dangers and their responsibilities as an operator
– To be able to locate and identify the major components of the machine and explain their functions
– Be able to locate and identify steering, driving and braking controls and explain their functions
– Conduct all pre-operational checks in accordance with manufacturers and legislative requirements
– Check all emergency lowering functions
– Safely mount and dismount the machine
– Configure the machine for travel
– Configure the machine for travel and manoeuvre it safely on level ground and inclines in open and confined areas
– Conduct all necessary safety checks at the work area, including overhead and underground hazards
– Manoeuvre the machine to the work area and correctly configure in readiness to carry out accessing tasks
– Carry out accessing tasks, at various points up to full operating height
– Travel with platform raised (where applicable)
– Use platform extension section
– Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of loading and unloading procedures for machine transportation
– Carry out all end of shift and shut down procedures


Six hours


4 delegates


Classroom and Outdoor Practical


At your workplace venue



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