AFI- Uplift first to Complete IPAF push-around training

By Maria Hadlow13 January 2010

UK rental company, AFI-Uplift have become the first in the powered access industry to run the new IPAF PAV (Push Around Verticals) training course).

AFI held the first PAV course at the beginning of the year when AFI trainer Pete Hazell trained six employees from Finlays Hull Ltd, who are processors and suppliers of decaffeinated tea.

The half-day course has been introduced by IPAF in response to market developments and the need for appropriate training on this new type of machine.

Unlike Static Verticals, Push Around Verticals have no mechanical drive and are pushed around. Models are manufactured by companies such as Genie, JLG, Pop-Up, Power Tower, UpRight and Youngman.

Designed for a maximum of eight people, the PAV course is a mix of theory and practice and covers aspects such as safe operation of the PAV and limitations of use, pre-use checks, inspection and function tests, setting up the PAV for work, manoeuvring, and starting/shut down procedures.

AFI general training manager Brian Parker said, "As a company at the forefront of access training, AFI is delighted to have become the first in the industry to operate the new PAV course. The introduction of the course highlights the growth in demand for these small, versatile machines."

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