This course is for those working with all aspects of mobile elevating machinery. It is a legal requirement that those involved in mobile elevating work should receive suitable and sufficient training for safety purposes.

This course is designed to provide operators with the correct safety procedures for loading, unloading and securing of plant machinery prior to or following transportation by road.

The course covers the following;

  • Regulations: HSWA 1974, road traffic act, management regs 1999, risk assessment,
  • PUWER 1998, LOLER 1998, road vehicles (construction and use) regulations 1986
  • department for transport – approved code of practice for safety of loads on vehicles
  • Vehicle Types: Small vehicle and trailer, flatbed up to 7.5 t., LGV 2 axle rigid 18 t.,
  • LGV 3 axle rigid 26 t., LGV 4 axle rigid 32 t.,tractor unit and articulated trailer
  • Vehicle Load
  • Risk Assessment: Identify potential hazards when loading/unloading and means of
  • reducing or eliminating the risk
  • Loading: How to calculate loads on axles
  • Securing: Chains, fasteners and straps, amount of equipment carried, use of correct
  • tie-down points
  • Unloading: Overhead cables/ obstructions, ground conditions, type of machines,
  • proximity of place where machine to be left. Lowering of ramps and run off clearance.
  • Ramp spacing & width of machine to unload. Method of unloading, use of winch –
  • when, why, how, possible shock loading. Use of hiab or forklift
  • Practical Session to include:
  • Risk assessment, inspection of the vehicle or plant to be loaded/unloaded, compatibility
  • of a) and b) to avoid axle/ vehicle overload, siting of the vehicle to be loaded, loading
  • single and multiple loads, securing, checks prior to travelling, unsecuring, unloading,
  • parking and leaving of plant, theory
 Start Dates:  Please call 0208 507 7288 or email info@lctve.co.uk for dates
Course  & Qualification: IPAF Operator (loading and unloading) certificate
Duration: 1 Days
Price: £155

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