Access Platforms

Mobile Access Working Platforms (MEWPs) are powered lifting machines used to provide temporary access for people or equipment to inaccessible areas, usually at height.
They are generally used for temporary, flexible access purposes such as maintenance and construction work. They are designed to lift limited weights (usually less than a ton, although some have a higher safe working load (SWL), They are usually capable of being fully operated (including setup) by a single person.

Kent Forklift Training offer training on the 2 most commonly used machines, the Mobile Boom and the Mobile Vertical.

 

MOBILE BOOM PLATFORMS (Cherry Picker)

Cherry-picker

The Mobile Boom, previously known as a Self Propelled Boom, come in 2 main varieties, Telescopic Booms and Articulating Booms.

As well as variations in lift heights – up to 150ft (45 Metres +) both access platforms can be powered by Diesel, Gas (LPG), Electric, Bi-Fuel.

Both can be 2 or 4 wheel drive and are idea for rough terrain use.

 

MOBILE VERTICAL PLATFORM (Scissor Lift)

Scissor Lift

A type of lifting platform that can only move vertically and when fully extended can reach heights from 21 to 62 feet (6.4 to 18.8 meters) above ground depending on its size and purpose.

It is drivable at full height with an extending platform.

Please see below for operator experience descriptions.

 

VEHICLE MOUNTED PLATFORM

Vehicle Mounted Platform

The course qualifies the candidates to operate Spider Lifts, Vehicle Mounted and Trailer Mounted MEWPS.

Vehicle Mounted Platform

These machines are driven or pushed into their working position and will then elevate to various heights when the stabilizers (outriggers) have been deployed.

Unlike the Cherry Pickers and Scissor Lifts these machines cannot be repositioned when they have been elevated into position.
Please see below for operator experience descriptions.

PLATFORM TYPE
OPERATOR EXPERIENCE
COURSE DURATION
TRAINEES PER COURSE
MOBILE BOOM (Cherry Picker)
ANY EXPERIENCE
1 DAY
3 per DAY
MOBILE VERTICAL (Scissor Lift)
ANY EXPERIENCE
1 DAY
3 per DAY
VEHICLE MOUNTED PLATFORM
ANY EXPERIENCE
1 DAY
3 per DAY
  • Novice : For individuals who have no experience whatsoever of operating any kind of lift truck
  • Experienced : For the experienced operator who has extensive practical experience thought has never received any form of initial training
  • Refresher : This course is designed for operators who wish to refresh their certification following expiry

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