NPORS Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWP) Scissor Lift Training

Course Objectives

It is envisaged that by the end of this course of training the learner will be able to answer questions on and perform the following:

Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities as a plant operator
Have a working knowledge of the manufacturer’s handbook for the particular machine to be used, and be familiar with other types of information sources and relevant legislation
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 manufacturer’s 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 maneuver 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
Maneuver 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

Who should attend?

This NPORS MEWP Scissor Lift training programme is designed for any personnel who are required to use or work with a MEWP Scissor Lift.

Course Outline

Health and safety legislation, as it applies to Plant Operators.
Theoretical knowledge of plant operations.
Operator's responsibilities, with regards to daily/weekly checks of machine.
Familiarity with the equipment and use of Operator's manual.
Safe and best practice in practical plant operating methods.
A rigorous practical and theory based NPORS assessment.

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