Course Description

This course is for A26 Mobile Elevating Platforms Boom Operators who want to take a CPCS test to gain their Red Trained Operator Card.

A26 Mobile Elevating Platforms Boom Course Details

    • Purpose of principle components, the basic construction, controls and terminology.
    • Manufacturers requirements as per the operators handbook, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation.
    • Pre-start checks.
    • Check emergency lowering functions.
    • Configure and set for site travel.
    • Travel over level surfaces (all types) and uneven terrain (self-propelled).
    • Explain travel procedures and precautions over 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 and reach.
    • Travel with a raised platform (relevant endorsement).
    • Shut down and securing procedures.

    You will need to undertake a Health & Safety test within 2 years.

    Next step – CPCS blue competence card and NVQ Level 2.

    CITB Grants

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