IPAF PAV (Push Around Vehicle) Training
PAVs are small vertical platform which are not mechanical and have the capacity to be moved into place without any engine, providing low level access platforms. Their popularity in the workplace stems from them being a safer piece of equipment than ladders and much cheaper than powered access platforms and are used more than scaffolding. With their increase in use more workers are charged with being able to operate them and sufficient training is required to mitigate against the risk of injury. Anyone who works at height will benefit from this course.
The bulk of the PAV course is practical training, which is detailed below, but there is also a theory element and test covering:
- Legislation and Guidance
- Pre-Use Inspections/Handovers
- Thorough examinations, Familiarisation, Pre-Use Inspection, Identify Safety Items & Controls, Defects & Emergency descent.
- Safe operating practice
- Identifying and coping with potential hazards
The practical training is substantial and there is a verbal and practical test after covering:
- Familiarisation with the machine itself
- Identification and understanding of major components
- How to carry out inspections – from tyres, brakes and lights to electrical cables, fluid levels and retaining bolts
- How to correctly start and stop the machine
- Route-planning methods, allowing for gradients, access, conditions and obstructions
- Getting the machine ready for work, including practice set-ups
- Basic operational guidance
- Examples of in-work applications of the machinery
- Correct parking and charging of the equipment
Every successful delegate will receive an IPAF Certificate of Training and IPAF PAL Photo ID Card (valid for 5 years).