JLG joins IPAF's CAP programme for thorough examinations

10 April 2008

JLG Industries (UK) Ltd in Manchester is the newest addition to the select list of IPAF-approved centres who offer the Competent Assessed Person (CAP) programme in the UK. The CAP programme assesses service and maintenance engineers as competent persons who can perform thorough examinations of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs).

Successful candidates are issued with the CAP Card, which certifies that they have been independently assessed as competent persons having the knowledge and ability to plan, manage or carry out thorough examinations of platforms. Examination of all equipment used to lift personnel are required every six months by law under the UK Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998.

“We are delighted to welcome JLG to IPAF's CAP programme,” said Tim Whiteman, IPAF managing director. “MEWPs need regular checking to make sure they are safe to use. It is illegal to use a MEWP in the EU without a valid thorough examination certificate and every operator should make sure that their machine has one.”

• More information on CAP and location details of approved centres can be found at www.ipaf.org/cap

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