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Specialist Cherry Picker Training
We offer specialist cherry picker training and have provided the best training courses available for thousands of candidates throughout the UK.
With centres based throughout the UK we can offer competitive prices and in December 2023 are able to get costs to you very quickly.
If you work in an industry that uses cherry picker machines or other types of raised access platform machinery, then you will need to complete a height training course in order to be legally approved to use these devices. Finding a cherry picker training course in December 2023 is a straightforward process – all you need to do is reach out to us and enquire about our cherry picker operator training courses or other courses that you can complete in order to gain certification to operate various types of cherry pickers and similar machinery.
If you are wondering about the types of highly recommended courses we offer, take a look at our introduction below to learn more about accredited cherry picker safety training courses!
We offer a number of great Cherry Picker Training services in Sunderland Tyne and Wear and are more than happy in assisting you on anything you need more information on.
Working on high platforms like cherry pickers can be dangerous, and employees that require these tools for their job must train for safe use. It can be difficult to operate cherry pickers without training in the relevant skills and details, and every member of your team must be trained operators in order to use a mobile elevating work platform with appropriate safety precautions.
However, there is a range of different similar machines, and operators must have accredited certification and skills for the specific devices that they use. If you are unsure about what type of certification you need, from IPAF operator course training to PASMA or other course options, do not hesitate to reach out to us and enquire.
Courses usually start from £148 for a half day course on operating Push Around Vehicles – the lightest types of access platforms. For powered cherry pickers and scissor lifts, the courses are £170 for a day of training and testing.
There are various different courses on offer from different training centres, all with different course objectives that will provide delegates with different skills for on site machinery operation. Successful delegates will receive training in health and safety, as well as the proper personal protective equipment for operating cherry pickers and other access platforms (sometimes referred to as mobile elevating work platforms). If you are not sure which training courses are available at the training centres in your area, fill in the form on our website, and we will be happy to help!
IPAF, the International Powered Access Federation, offers training courses that should be available from your local training centre. Successful completion of an IPAF training course will award you an official IPAF operator certificate and card, which are the most commonly accepted pieces of evidence of full height training in accordance with the Work Act, along with a PAL card. IPAF certification is easy to find training in and is probably the most valuable and worthwhile form of certification for operator health and safety. Anyone with IPAF operator training should be allowed to operate most on site raised machinery.
Completion of IPAF training courses can be achieved at almost any training centre, although the practical test may require travel to a larger centre if you are located in a rural area. To find your nearest training centre that offers IPAF training courses, check our website for more information!
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While not quite as commonly available as IPAF training, PASMA training is a valuable and reliable option for training in UK height regulations. PASMA (Prefabricated Access Suppliers and Manufacturers’ Association) instructors are prestigious, and a PASMA course will offer qualifications in operating a range of different on site lift machinery. Just like IPAF training, PASMA courses will provide delegates with comprehensive training in the machinery they need to use for work.
Much like IPAF and PASMA training, IOSH training courses are recognised by most operators. IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health) is a more general safety board rather than the specific training offered by the IPAF and PASMA courses. A course from IOSH will give delegates a basic grounding in on site safety regulations and how to manage a site. This is a course that will need to be completed alongside other training from providers such as IPAF or PASMA but provides a valuable complement to the other course options available.
A MEWP operator training course will cover a range of different machinery, from mobile booms to static booms to scissor lifts. There are several different MEWP categories, and most UK instructors should be prepared to train in scissor lifts as well as other height access machinery. If you are looking for training in a specific machine’s usage, then a wider training course from PASMA or IPAF is the best starting place. Contact us with the form on our website to find out more about training courses for the operation of a scissor lift!
The PAL (Powered Access License) card is a valuable piece of certification that can be obtained from an IPAF or PASMA course. The PAL card is the simplest certification you can earn for long term licensing in this field, and most training centres should offer a course that you can use to earn such a qualification.
There are several different training courses you can take in order to earn certification for operating various types of cherry pickers or MEWP vehicles. Finding a training and certification centre near you is an easy process. Contact us to begin an enquiry into earning your PAL card, and we will be happy to help you to get started in training to become a licensed MEWP operator. Just fill out the form on our website, and you will be able to get started as soon as possible!
At Cherry Picker Training, we can assist you on the best options available in Sunderland. Make sure you contact us today for a number of great Cherry Picker Training courses.
You will need to pass a course certified by IPAF to work with cherry pickers, they will issue you with a PAL card which shows what sort of course you have passed and what types of access platform you can operate.
There is no legal requirement for an employee working at height to have IPAF training certification.
IPAF PAL Card is valid for five years.
Based on IPAF’s instructions, you are able to retake the training and the test the following day after you fail. However it might be helpful for you to discuss with your manager and trainers as to why you have failed, in case there is anything you should do to improve your chances the next time.
Make sure you contact us today for a number of great Cherry Picker Training courses in North East.
Here are some towns we cover near Sunderland.Seaham, Houghton-le-Spring, Washington, East Jarrow, South Shields
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