IPAF Operator Training for Urban Pest Control
Every day is a school day, but some days the lessons are a little more hands-on than others as Urban Pest Control team member Andy learned recently! Andy attended HSS Training’s International Powered Access Federation (IPFA) Dual Operator Training course in Poole. This accredited course promotes the safe operational use of powered access equipment, ensuring attendees are knowledgeable on the relevant legislation and expected safety standards.
The course, carried out by instructor Neil Wallace, involved many aspects of working with powered equipment. This included safe operational methods as well as safety checks of all machine types, such as scissor lifts and self-propelled booms lifts, and their structural parts. It wasn’t all just practical training though. Andy also had to complete a written theory assessment in which he had to demonstrate good knowledge of mobile booms and mobile verticals as well as the MEWP (Mobile Elevating Work Platforms) regulations and guidance.
Our pest control technicians regularly work at heights when carrying out our range of bird control services. Whether it is bird netting, pigeon spiking or any of our seagull control solutions, the bird team at Urban Pest Control often have to utilise powered access equipment to reach roofs, ledges and other high areas. It is essential for our team to stay up to date with the latest guidelines and best practice when operating and using this equipment, allowing us to continue offering our customers in Poole, Bournemouth, Dorchester, Weymouth and throughout Dorset and the surrounding areas our fantastic range of bird control solutions.