Push around vertical (PAV) are non-mechanical and often small vertical machines mainly used for indoor tasks. These machines have no power, so they are manoeuvred into place by hand. PAVs provide a low-level access platform and are considerably safer than ladders and steps. Our IPAF Push Around Vertical training course prepares users to safely operate PAV units in the workplace.
- Introduction and pre-course theory test
- MEWP regulations and guidance
- PAV machine types and use
- Familiarisation and pre-use inspection of PAV machines
- Safe operating methods and hazards
- Emergency lowering
- Operate the machine proficiently and safely
- Setting up a PAV for work
- Use of logbook, course evaluation and close
- Manoeuvre and position the machine as required
- Fully aware of the applicable Health & Safety regulations and accident prevention and control
A person who is likely to operate or supervise a Push Around Vertical (PAV) in a workplace (construction, manufacturing and warehousing industries) environment should take the IPAF PAV course.
There are no prerequisites for this course, however, working knowledge of MEWPs is an advantage. The learners should be at least 16 years old, physically fit with no problems in hearing and have good eyesight.
It is important that all candidates have a good understanding of spoken and written English.
On successful completion of the IPAF Push Around Vertical training course, candidates will receive a PAL (Powered Access Licence) photo ID card which is valid for 5 years, giving instant recognition of identity and the categories accredited.