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A full range of training courses for access platforms (MEWP training, cherry picker training) courses including those covering the safe and effective operation of the MEWP’s listed below.
A Cherry Picker License is a is like a car license, it proves you have been trained and passed a test so should be competent to use a cherry picker. It’s not a legal kind of license it’s not the police you have to worry about but site safety officers / employers that doing there best to stick within the requirements of Health and Safety legislation.
Like a Driving license there are various categories of equipment that are covered. Your certificate states the categories you have been trained on. These include Cherry Pickers, static and mobile, scissor lifts or other vertical lifts, or PAV (push around vertical) equipment.
The Categories are:
1a – Static vertical, this category of machine is very rare so there little demand for training in this category.
PAV – Push Around Vertical, in most cases the supercedes the old 1a category
1b – Static Boom, covers truck, van mounted and trailer mounted Cherry Pickers. These all have outriggers so the machine base is “static” when in use.
3a – Mobile Vertical, go straight up so covers scissor lifts and vertical telescopic lifts, these can be driven about.
3b – Mobile Boom, covers what is often called “cherry pickers” offering outreach as well as height, these can also be driven about.
We offer both training and our own courses that follow the same schemes of work. For further details of the courses and their length please select one of the machines below. Areas covered Manchester, Blackburn, Accrington, Burnley.
* If two machine types are trained on in a single day, the maximum number of delegates reduces to 4.
For machines with a maximum lift height over 90 feet (30mtrs) or for machines of extreme complexity a 2 day course will be required.
It is the customers responsibility to make sure that machine to be trained on has a current LOLER Certificate. The employer is also responsible for providing all Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE) such as harnesses, lanyards and safety helmets as required.