N108 – MEWP Boom

Course Duration: 1 - 2 days

The aim of training candidates on N108 – MEWP Boom is to provide them with basic knowledge and practical skills to NPORS high standard. (National Plant Operators Registration Scheme).  All candidates will be trained and tested Toland Training/PTES accredited Instructors.  Training also includes theory and practical test.  On successful completion of the NPORS assessments you will be issued with NPORS certification.
All candidates must have undertaken a Health and Safety Touch Screen Theory Test within the last 2 years.  CITB Grant possibly available to levy payers.


Experienced Worker Test,
upon successful completion the candidate will be able to:

Name and explain the purpose of principle components, the basic construction, controls and terminology
Conform with manufacturers requirements as per the operators handbook, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation
Undertake all pre-use checks
Check emergency lowering functions
Configure and set plant equipment for site travel
Travel over inclines on level surfaces and rough terrain – where applicable
Explain travel procedures and precautions over rough terrain and inclines
Manoeuvre in confined spaces
Configure and set plant for accessing duties
Position the platform to access a work position
Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services
Access working points up to full operating height
Travel with a raised platform (where applicable) and employ extension units
Carry out shut down and securing procedures
Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting


Topics covered:

Gaining a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and responsibilities as a plant operator.
Learning a working knowledge of the manufacturer’s handbook for the particular machine to be used, and to be familiar with other types of information sources and relevant legislation.
Being able to locate and identify the major components of the machine and explain their functions.
Being able to locate and identify steering, driving and braking controls and explain their functions.
Conducting all pre-operational checks in accordance with manufacturer’s and legislative requirements.
Checking all emergency lowering functions.
Safely mounting and dismounting the machine.
Configuring the machine for travel and manoeuvring it safely on level/rough ground and inclines in open and confined areas.
Conducting all necessary safety checks at the work area, including overhead and underground hazards.
Manoeuvring the machine to the work area and correctly configure in readiness to carry out accessing tasks.
Carrying out accessing tasks, at various points up to full operating height.
Travelling with platform raised (where applicable)
Demonstrating knowledge and understanding of loading and unloading procedures for machine transportation.

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