9am to 6:45pm
(includes theory, practical and assessment)
English, Mandarin, Malay, Tamil
$260 (before SSG funding and GST)
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Learners must be above 18 years of age and are assumed to:
• Have a basic knowledge of the relevant sector of work
• Be able to listen and speak English at a proficiency level equivalent to the Employability Skills (ES) level 3
• Be able to read and write English at a proficiency level equivalent to ES level 3
• Be able to manipulate numbers at a proficiency level equivalent to ES level 3; and
• Be medically fit to work at height
What you will learn in this module:
When working from a caged type MEWP, it is strongly recommended that a full body harness with an adjustable lanyard be used to provide work restraint, the lanyard should be adjusted to be as short as possible and may contain an energy absorbing device.
Boom lifts, also known as mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs), are commonly used in construction, maintenance, and other industries for accessing high or hard-to-reach areas. As a worker, it is important to understand the potential hazards and safety considerations associated with these machines. This article will cover 15 key topics related to boom lifts and their safe operation.
There are several hazards associated with operating a boom lift. These include:
Stability is a critical factor in the safe operation of boom lifts. Factors that can affect stability include:
Selecting the appropriate machine for the job is important for ensuring safe and efficient operations. Factors to consider when selecting a boom lift include:
Before using a boom lift, it is important to conduct a pre-use inspection to ensure it is in good working condition. Fundamentals of pre-use include:
A boom lift consists of several main components, including:
The safe working load (SWL) is the maximum weight that a boom lift can safely carry. Exceeding the SWL can lead to tipping or structural failure. It is important to ensure that the load being lifted does not exceed the SWL of the machine.
Boom lifts are equipped with various safety devices, signage, labels, and controls to ensure safe operation. These include:
Several legislations and industry guidelines apply to the safe operation of boom lifts, including:
Personal protective equipment (PPE) is necessary when operating a boom lift. Types of PPE include:
Operational procedures are critical to safe and efficient boom lift operations. These include:
Safe work practices are essential to prevent accidents and injuries when operating a boom lift.Some safe work practices for boom lift operations include:
Boom lifts can be maneuvered in different ways depending on the machine type and design. Common modes of maneuvering include:
Case Study in Singapore (from Yahoo News)
A boom lift operator who died after being crushed in a workplace accident last year was not formally trained to carry out his job, a coroner’s court heard.
The death of 34-year-old Bangladeshi national Paul Jony at Hock Ann Seng Industries along Tuas Avenue 18 on 23 November last year was found by Coroner Christopher Goh to be an “unfortunate misadventure”.
In his findings made available on Wednesday (5 May), Goh said, “It is likely that the accident could have been avoided had the deceased undergone the necessary training and made aware of the likely hazards associated with boom lift operations.”
Target Audience: Boom lift operators from any industry
Note: Learners must be in proper attire for practical assessment
Personal Protective Equipment (provided)