Cherry Picker Training

An elevated work platform (also known as a Cherry Picker, boom lift, man lift, basket crane or hydra ladder) is a type of aerial work platform that consists of a platform or bucket at the end of a hydraulic lifting system.

A Cherry Picker licence is like a car licence, it proves you have been trained and passed a test so should be competent to use a Cherry Picker.

Like a Driving licence there are various categories of equipment that are covered. The IPAF PAL Card (Powered Access Licence) states the categories you have been trained on. These include Cherry Pickers, static and mobile, scissor lifts or other vertical lifts, or PAV (push around vertical) equipment. Contact Power Forklift Training today.

The IPAF categories:

  • 1a – Static vertical, this category of machine is very rare so there’s little demand for training in this category.
    PAV – Push around vertical, in most cases the supersedes the old 1a category
  • 1b – Static Boom, covers truck, van mounted and trailer mounted Cherry Pickers. These all have outriggers so the machine base is “static” when in use.
  • 3a – Mobile Vertical, go straight up so covers scissor lifts and vertical telescopic lifts, these can be driven about.
  • 3b – Mobile Boom, covers what is often called “Cherry Pickers” offering outreach as well as height, these can also be driven about.

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