Course Entry Criteria
Candidates must have:
1. A valid IPAF PAL Card for a minimum of 6 months
2. Corresponding log book showing training and experience to operate the categories for which they wish to obtain an IPAF PAL Card with the category of Pre Delivery Inspection (INSP).
As the assembly and use of MEWPs can be physically demanding, users should be physically fit and in good health and should, generally, not have problems with eyesight or hearing, heart disease, high blood pressure, epilepsy, fear of heights/vertigo, giddiness/difficulty with balance, impaired limb function, alcohol or drug dependence or psychiatric illness.
If you have any problems with literacy or language comprehension, or have any doubts about your fitness to use MEWPs, you must bring them to the attention of your employer. This need not preclude you from using MEWPs, provided your employer conducts an assessment and is able to put into place adequate measures to take account of any difficulties you may have.
The candidate should know:
• Relevant current legislation
•The purpose and legal requirements for a pre-delivery inspection
• The importance of familiarisation
• Some common faults found during pre delivery inspection
• The importance of a logical approach to a pre-delivery inspection
• The need to risk assess the pre-delivery inspection area
• The importance of pre-delivery inspection documentation
• The role and responsibilities of a person conducting a PDI
• When to pass or fail a machine under inspection
• How to conduct a PDI for the selected category of MEWP(s) in a safe and logical way
At the end of the course the candidate will:
• Be aware of the relevant current legislation
•Be aware of the purpose and legal requirements for a pre-delivery inspection
• Be aware of the importance of familiarisation
• Be aware of some common faults found during pre-delivery inspection
• Be aware of the importance of a logical approach to a pre-delivery inspection
• Be aware of the need to risk assess the pre-delivery inspection area
• Be aware of the importance of pre delivery inspection documentation
• Be aware of the role and responsibilities of a person conducting a PDI
• Know when to pass or fail a machine under inspection
•Be able to conduct a PDI for the selected category of MEWP(s)
The programme will consist of the following subjects:
INTRODUCTIONFacilities and housekeeping, IPAF Health & Fitness Statement, Course Aim, Course Objectives Course Outline, International Powered Access Federation and Pre Theory.
LEGAL ASPECTS OF A PRE-DELIVERY INSPECTIONLaws and standards, Legislation, Important approved codes of practice, PUWER, LOLER, potential penalties for failure and the legal need for a PDI.
PURPOSE & PREPARATION FOR A PDIPurpose of a PDI, attributes of person conducting PDI, familiarisation, assumptions, fault finding, PDI preparation, attention and a safe and logical approach to a PDI.
Group Exercise 2
PDI PERFORMANCERisk assessment of PDI area, logical approach to a PDI, documentation, wheels and tyres, engine / power source, hydraulics, hoses and cables, outrigger / stabilisers, chassis boom and scissor pack, platform / cage decals and signage, function checks – ground and platform, PDI – pass or fail.
THEORY TESTIndividual written test with explanation of pass requirements. Failure means applicant will have to re-sit the course on another day.
Risk assessment of PDI area – using a documented Risk Assessment
Introduction to the actual machine(s) – Walk around and familiarisation with MEWP(s).
Visual checks of: documentation, wheels/tyres, engine/power source, hydraulics, hoses and cables, outriggers, stabilisers, chassis, boom and scissor pack, platform or cage, decals and signage Function checks from: ground and platform controls.
Completion of MEWP Pre-Use Inspection Checklist