The new ‘MEWPs Safety – Boom Lifts’ DVD is a comprehensive training aid for everyone involved in training Boom Lift operators.
The hazards involved with operating Boom Lifts (aka Cherry Pickers) are legendary in the construction and allied industries: being trapped against a structure; the machine tipping over; falling from the platform – to mention a few. YouTube has some pretty horrendous examples of the potential for disaster. So this DVD ‘MEWPs Safety – Boom Lifts’ can only be a welcome addition to the safety training aids that can be used by everyone involved in the training of operators. The DVD is also suitable for use by company Health & Safety Managers as a refresher session for existing operators.
Created and produced Blue Slate Videos, the DVD is for trainers, and complements all recognised training courses. It has 10 chapters to suit individual training needs; alternatively there’s a ‘Play All’ function to automatically play from start to finish. Topics covered include: PPE, familiarisation, pre-operation checks, emergency lowering, safe operation, planning the task, shutdown and general safety.
‘We’ve produced this DVD specifically for trainers of Boom Lift operators. The information is presented in a clear, logical and concise fashion, which can be easily absorbed by would-be operators; so we’re hoping that it’ll be a valuable additional training aid,’ said Bob Hylton, Film Director at Blue Slate Videos.