Course for operators of stationary aerial platforms
This is a course which enables you to gain a licence to operate stationary platforms - equipment commonly used in assembly, repair and installation work. Participants prepare for an external UDT exam from the theoretical and practical side, with particular emphasis on work safety.
What are stationary platforms
Like all mobile platformsstationary platforms are material handling equipment subject to technical supervision. This means that their operators must have qualification certificates to operate them. It also means that stationary platforms must be registered with the Office of Technical Inspection, records must be kept regarding their operation and periodic examinations must be carried out.
Machines classified as stationary mobile platforms are designed for work in one specific place. Unlike, for example, skips and other mobile platforms, they are not equipped with a mechanism enabling them to be moved.
Characteristics of stationary platforms:
- Equipped with a basket usually accommodating 1 or 2 operators
- Working height - depending on the model, usually several metres
- Mains or battery powered
- Suitable for indoor and outdoor use
- Their small size and weight make them easy to transport and use
Stationary mobile lifting course - details
Below you will find the most important information about the training. For general information on training (also on other equipment, e.g. mobile platforms, ride-on platforms, boom lifts), see FAQ:
- For whom: the course is intended for adults (over 18 years of age) with at least basic education and health condition allowing to work in this profession. It is also possible for people with no work experience in this area - we also run classes for beginners.
- Programme of the training: participants are taught theoretical knowledge that is necessary for the examination and subsequent work, as well as practical skills. The course participants learn about the construction of equipment, regulations on technical supervision, record keeping and operating conditions. The practical part is devoted to learning how to prepare for work, safety rules, operation of mobile platforms.
- Prices, dates, place, number of hours: courses are organised in Warsaw and other large cities in the Centre's branches. Dates are published on the website, usually 1-2 training groups are launched per month. The number of hours depends on the level of advancement of participants, courses may last from 8 to over 30 hours. The price depends among other things on the group to which the participant will be assigned - for more information please contact us on this issue.
- Lifting platforms - course for companies: we also organise closed courses for company employees. We are flexible in terms of dates, location and also the scope of the course. Please contact us for details.
UDT exam and authorisations
In Poland, the entitlements to operate mobile platforms are granted by the Office of Technical Inspection (UDT). Training courses organized by the Centre are preparatory to the exam verifying the qualifications of candidates for operators. At the end of the course, instructors conduct a theoretical and practical internal exam among the participants, which allows to check to what extent a person is prepared to obtain new qualifications. After passing the exam, the participant may take an external exam, whose date is set by an appropriate UDT commission (from Warsaw or one of its branches - in case the training takes place in another location).
Examination after completion UDT training shall be conducted in the form of a knowledge test and a practical task using the equipment concerned. Scoring sufficient points in both parts means that the candidate receives a qualification certificate in the form of a card and can apply for employment as an operator.