Just like driving a car safely where you must have training and instruction, so it is with powered access platforms. More hazards occur due to the operation of the machines rather than their movement on site. Legislation was introduced in 2007 (The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007) to ensure all hazards are properly controlled. Operator instruction and training is a key component of the legislation to ensure safe working at height.
It requires that operators of powered access platforms should attend a recognised training course and successfully attain a Certificate (card or ‘licence’) listing the categories of MEWP (Mobile Elevating Work Platform) they are trained to operate. An expiry date is also on the Certificate to allow checking that it is valid and current. Employers are required to provide access platform training for employees.
Promax Access is committed to providing high quality training to meet Health and Safety Executive requirements for safe work at height. Training can be held at the employer’s premises, or if suitable facilities are available, at a preferred site or at one of our training centres. We aim to provide your training needs with the minimum of disruption to your business.
There is a wide range of courses available to suit employer’s requirements including specific training for operators, demonstrators and instructors.
Categories of MEWP equipment covered include: