By Ian Moorhouse, IPAF Instructor
Access platforms are a safe and trusted tool for work at height – no matter what your industry. Whether you’re indoors or outdoors, fitting out a shop, doing reactive maintenance work, or stretching to the tricky bits for commercial cleaning, MEWP hire is a versatile solution for your needs. However, as with any piece of machinery, you need to be trained and familiarised with the specific model before you press go. So, don’t ignore the risks and make sure that you always play it safe when planning work at height.
The Health & Safety at Work Act (HASWA) states that your employer must make sure that you’re properly trained before operating a MEWP.
With this in mind, if you’re using scissor lifts and cherry pickers you can become certified on an IPAF course within the day. Our IPAF training experts are on hand to help get you up to speed on the latest industry advice.
So, if you choose to do the 3a & 3b operator course, then here are some of the takeaways for do’s and don’ts when using access platforms:
It’s vital you know how to operate an access platform correctly before work starts, so make sure you get the IPAF training that you need, do the do’s and avoid the don’ts to keep you safe at height.