Mobile Elevating Work Platform, boom – Work platforms

NVQ MEWP boom

Awarding Body:

SQA

Training course type:

Level 2 Certificate in Plant Operations (Construction). Work-place on-site assessment

Novice training course duration:

Up to 1 year to complete all NVQ units

Card options:

5-year NPORS CSCS competent operator blue card. 5-year CPCS CSCS competent operator blue card

Minimum age:

16

Restrictions:

Workplace experience using mobile elevated work platforms (MEWP). CITB test for operatives with in 24 months

Instructor:

Bertie Tupper & Tuppco assessors

What’s involved in the assessment?

The candidate will be assessed on NVQ units relating to health and safety and machinery operation by means of
• Observation
• Questions
• Demonstrations
• Professional discussion
• Witness testimonies

Assessment criteria

Mandatory core NVQ units:
• Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace
• Conforming to productive working practices in the workplace
• Preparing and operating boom type mobile elevated platforms (MEWP) in the workplace

Venue and equipment requirements

• Suitable and safe area to operate and manoeuvre machine
• Suitable and safe area to complete paperwork
• Suitable welfare facilities
• Boom MEWP
• Operators’ manual
• Risk assessment completed

PPE Requirements

• Suitable head protection
• Suitable eye protection
• Suitable work clothes including wet weather
• Gloves
• Suitable work boots including steel toe protection
• High Viz

On-site NVQ assessments delivered

Southwest – Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, Avon, Somerset, Herefordshire, Monmouthshire
Southeast – Oxfordshire, Kent, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Middlesex
Midlands – Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Shropshire
East Anglia – Hertfordshire, Essex, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Aylesbury, Banbury, Basingstoke, Bath, Bedford, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Cirencester, Cheltenham, Coventry, Exeter, Gloucester, Hereford, Hungerford, Milton Keynes, Newbury, Northampton, Oxford, Peterborough, Plymouth, Reading, Salisbury, Southampton, Stroud, Swindon, Taunton, Warwick, Winchester, Witney, Worcester, Yeovil

What is an MEWP boom?

Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) also known as a cherry picker, are powered access machines, used in a huge range of construction and warehousing sectors. MEWPs are available in two basic types: boom (cherry pickers) and vertical (scissor lifts). Boom lifts have two types of operation, static or mobile.

Recognised industries:

Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Construction, Marine, Industrial, Fencing, Landscaping, Civils, Highways, Quarrying

Known as:

Cherry picker

Manufactures:

Manitou, Niftylift, JLG Industries, Terex, Skyjack, Aichi, Time, Ruthmann

Functions:

Lifting people
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