IPAF Demonstrator Training

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This IPAF course is designed for people who need to demonstrate the control functions and safety features of a MEWP to a trained operator. This training programme has the same machine categories as the operator programme.

DURATION:

1–3 DAYS

COURSE ENTRY CRITERIA

As the assembly and use of MEWPs can be physically demanding, users should be physically fit and in good health and should, generally, not have problems with eyesight or hearing, heart disease, high blood pressure, epilepsy, fear of heights/vertigo, giddiness/difficulty with balance, impaired limb function, alcohol or drug dependence or psychiatric illness.

If you have any problems with literacy or language comprehension, or have any doubts about your fitness to use MEWPs, you must bring them to the attention of your employer. This need not preclude you from using MEWPs, provided your employer conducts an assessment and is able to put into place adequate measures, to take account of any difficulties you may have

All applicants must have satisfactorily completed a recognised Operators course.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of the course the trainee will be able to carry out the required tasks involved in the role of Demonstrator which is to familiarise operators with their responsibilities and demonstrate pre-operational and safe operating procedure and the limitations of MEWPs.

METHOD

By use of classroom and practical sessions including role-play sessions covering all aspects.

IMPLEMENTATION

Undertake the training and evaluate by testing at the end of the session.

THEORY

The Demonstrator should know:

The pre-use checks and daily maintenance to be carried out prior to commencing work.

The correct and safe method of operating the specific machine.

The correct emergency procedures, capacities and limitations to enable safe operation. Selection and use of fall protection equipment covering, as a minimum, anchorage points in platforms, harness standards, explanation of fall arrest, lanyard types, use and correct fitting, rescue procedures, current recommendations [HSE & IPAF H1/05/05].

THE PROGRAMME WILL CONSIST OF THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS:

INTRODUCTION

Facilities, Objectives, Health and Fitness Statement.

MEWP CATEGORIES

Different types of MEWP and their description and other course available.

PPE

Different types of PPE required, Harness Statement.

OPERATOR REVISION AND THEORY TEST

Refresher on Operator Course and Operator theory test.

RESPONSIBILITIES FOR FAMILIARISATION

BS ISO 18878:2004, BS8460:2005, Familiarisation Statement, Company responsibilities, Demonstrator responsibilities.

DEMONSTRATOR TRAINING AND PRACTICAL PREPARATION

Familiarisation, How to get the information across, what is involved when doing a Handover, Identifying the Individual Machine, Suitability of the Machine, Limitations and Machine Features.

PRE-USE AND FUNCTION CHECKS

How to do Pre-use checks, Function Checks, Ground Controls, Platform Controls, and Defects.

THEORY AND PRACTICAL TEST

  • Introduction to Machine
  • Carry out Basic Operational Demonstration
  • Daily Checks
  • Defect Reporting
  • Get Handover Certificate procedure
  • Practical Role-Play of Handover Procedure
  • Review and Complete Test
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