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A Complete Guide on Boom Certifications

If you are a MEWP operator or own a construction or building maintenance company, then you may be looking at boom certifications for yourself or your staff to complete so that they are able to operate a boom lift. It is a legal requirement that those operating a boom lift have been appropriately trained and authorised to use a boom lift, following OSHA regulations. 

Here at Cherry Picker, we offer a range of training courses including two boom-specific MEWP courses. We understand how important it is to have safe working practices when working at a height, and that keeping yourself and/or your employees safe is vital. We are passionate about helping businesses and individuals to get trained in the most efficient and cost-effective manner and with our new Online Training Platform, it is straightforward. It allows seamless self-paced learning and assessments, and you can monitor your employee’s progress on their course. 

If you’d like to learn more about boom certifications and courses we offer at Cherry Picker, below is an insightful guide.

What is a Boom Lift?

A boom lift for those that don’t know, is a type of aerial lift that lets your workers have access to high, hard-to-reach areas. There are two types of boom lifts – articulating boom lifts and telescopic boom lifts, and they allow for a much higher reach than scissor lifts. They also offer a brilliant range of motion and their outreach capabilities mean they can be used to lift up, over and down for extra difficult places to reach. The boom refers to the arm-like piece that connects from the platform to a grounded base. 

Who are Boom Training Certifications for?

Training certifications are designed for the operators of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) and those also looking to renew their operator licences for the respective categories; for example, scissors lift, telescopic and articulated booms.  

Without the correct training in using boom lifts, you could have a serious workplace accident. As an employer, it is your responsibility to ensure that your workers are following OSHA regulations and are fully trained in the machinery and equipment that they will be operating. Your employers are not legally able to operate booms with the correct training. 

Boom Certifications at Cherry Picker

At Cherry Picker, we offer a Standard MEWP + Static Boom Training Course, as well as an extended Standard MEWP + Static Boom + Safety Harness Training Course on our new online training platform. Both courses are both blended learning, with a combination of online theory followed by an in-person practical assessment. Both of our boom certifications cover;

  • Legislation and the types and the use of MEWPs
  • Hazards accidents associated with using MEWPs
  • Daily pre-use checks, safety precautions and maintenance requirements
  • Harness in MEWP
  • Positioning, raising and lowering the MEWP safely
  • Covers self-propelled booms (3B), Mobile Vertical (3A) and Static Boom (1B)

We provide full certification tickets once you have completed your training, and they will be valid for three years. You can sign up at any time that suits you, and start studying your theory work immediately. Both of our boom courses take approximately an hour to complete and are fully trainer-led. 

You can now complete all of your theory work fully online and you will only need to book your practical assessment at our office, which is located just outside of Ashbourne in Co. Meath. This practical assessment will take only 30 minutes to complete, so you won’t have to spend much time away from work. We even offer practical assessments on Saturday mornings, making it really convenient to complete this essential part of the training. 

Book your Boom Training Course with Cherry Picker Today

If you’d like to book your boom certification course with Cherry Picker, visit our Training Course Website and book your spot online. Our Standard MEWP (3A) + (3B) Course is €160 per person, our Standard MEWP + Static Boom Course is €190 per person and our Standard MEWP + Safety Harness Course is €190 per person. We also offer a comprehensive Standard MEWP + Static Boom + Safety Harness Training Course for €220.

If you would like to speak with us regarding our courses, or any of the courses that we offer at Cherry Picker feel free to email our team at bookings@training-courses.ie or give us a call on 0818 228 229 and our team will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.

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All You Need to Know About Boom Lift Hire

If you are interested in a Boom Lift Hire, then the Cherry Picker team can provide you with a solution that ticks all the right boxes in this area. We are leaders in Boom Lift Hire, having many years of experience and having served a wide range of customers across multiple sectors. 

In this informative post, the Cherry Picker team has written about everything you need to know about Boom Lift Hire. Read on to learn more, and if you’d like to get in touch, then please reach out to us via the details below. 

Diesel Articulated Boom

Here at Cherry Picker, the number one option that we offer is the Diesel Articulated Boom, which is well suited for work on construction sites, factories, warehouses and much more. It gives you the chance to get all the best additional working range. It is perfect for outdoor construction, as it comes with lifting versatility, and this aerial platform can be used for indoor applications too if it has a bienergy function.

Battery Articulated Boom

The Battery Articulated Boom is an indoor machine that comes with non-marking tyres ideal for finished flooring, indoor use and on level ground too. It gives you an additional working range, which is suitable for working at a height. 

If you want the reach and the dependable performance to get the job done for indoor and outdoor applications, then the Battery Articulated Boom is perfect for you to hire, whatever the job and however big it is too. We have more than 20 years of experience in the Boom Lift Hire industry.

Telescopic Boom

The Telescopic Boom is ideal for use on any terrain, which is suitable for when outreach is needed. This might be general exterior building and construction work. This model comes with an out and up extension, and is ideal for places that have limited access in construction and industrial applications.

It will give you the opportunity to get straight to the source, and the telescopic boom is an ideal addition to any site. If you want to learn more about this type of Boom Lift Hire, then please contact us today – we can get the machine you need, at the time you need it – ensuring minimal disruption. 

Looking for Boom Lift Hire?

If you are interested in Boom Lift Hire, then there is one business that you can trust 100% in this area and that is Cherry Picker. We are a leading business in the Boom Lift Hire industry, with many years of experience and expertise behind us. Therefore, when you use our Boom Lift Hire services, you will be able to receive exceptional service from beginning to end. Our team will work efficiently to ensure that you get the optimum boom lift for your specific needs and requirements.

Should you like any advice or expertise on Boom Lift Hire, then you can always speak to the team here at Cherry Picker. You can contact us today on the following number +353 1 835 4788 to speak with a member of our team. We can answer any questions you may have, provide you with more details about our services and help you get the right boom lift for your needs and requirements. 

What’s more, if you would like to learn more about our range of Boom Lift Hire services, then you can always visit the Cherry Picker website today. You will find plenty more information about all of our cherry picker hire services, as well as details of the extras that come with our Boom Lift Hire services. 

Head to our website today, and if you’d like to learn more – then please contact us via the details above.

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We’re Hiring! Office Administrator for our new training company Training-Courses.ie

Training-Courses.ie – Who We Are

Training-Courses.ie is one of Ireland’s fastest growing training companies. Specialising in Health & Safety training across a variety of industries, Training-Courses.ie’s online training platform offers nationwide training across the construction, hospitality, retail and general trades sectors. The online training platform, which saves all customers a significant amount of time and money, is on track to become a market leader in Ireland and Training-Courses.ie are looking for an enthusiastic part-time office administrator to come on-board.

 The Role

Training-Courses.ie are looking for a part-time office administrator to join their team in one of the fastest growing marketplaces in the country – health and safety training. This is a very attractive role for someone looking to work part-time between both home and the office environment.

The successful candidate will:

  • Deal directly with customers via phone/email to facilitate bookings via our online training portal.
  • Assist customers with any questions/queries that they may have regarding our training products and provide any technical support where necessary.
  • Complete all invoicing and process all administration relating to customer payments.
  • Generate, print and post training cards for customers.

Essential Attributes:

  • Office administration experience.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word/Excel and Google Docs/Sheets.
  • The ability to multitask and work under pressure is crucial in this role.
  • The ability to work independently having been given instruction.
  • Have a solid proficiency of working with computers.
  • Fluent English.
  • Good writing skills.
  • Confidence in dealing with clients in a professional manner (via phone and email)

Desirable Attributes:

Knowledge of/experience in the training sector.

Call 0818 228 229 for more information.

Email CVs to brian@cherrypicker.ie

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We’re hiring! Plant Fitter/Senior Service Engineer

Job Description

About Cherry Picker:

Cherry Picker are experts in MEWPs and lifting machinery. We have been supplying access solutions in Ireland for over 20 years. Priding ourselves on our personable and approachable team, we have built fantastic relationships with our loyal customers who are based in a wide variety of industries from construction, to the food and pharmaceutical sectors. These are exciting times for us here at Cherry Picker as we are currently expanding. We are looking for suitable candidates to come and grow their career with us.

Role:

Due to continued expansion, we are currently looking for an experienced Plant Fitter to join our Service team.  The selected candidate will work closely with our Sales, Hire and Design Departments. Working with both electronic and hydraulic systems, the candidate will complete six-monthly GA1 certifications on our customers’ machines as well as general service/repair work. Our Service Department is placed at the heart of Cherry Picker’s brand and on-site you will work closely with a team of enthusiastic like-minded professionals.

Person:

-Experience is essential for this role

-Holder of a National Craft Certificate or equivalent.

-Experience with D.C. electronic and hydraulic systems.

-Full, clean driver’s license.

-Fluency in English is essential (verbal, written and listening).

Salary/Benefits:

-Salary negotiable (experience dependent).

-Service van and mobile phone provided

Other details:

-Full-time permanent position: 40 hours per week

-Accomodation can be provided if required

Send CV to brian@cherrypicker.ie or call 01 835 4788 for more information.

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We’re Hiring! Hire Facilitator (position filled)

About Cherry Picker:

Cherry Picker are experts in MEWPs and lifting machinery. We have been supplying access solutions in Ireland for over 20 years. Priding ourselves on our personable and approachable team, we have built fantastic relationships with our loyal customers who are based in a wide variety of industries from construction, to the food and pharmaceutical sectors. It is exciting times for us here at Cherry Picker as we are currently expanding. We are looking for suitable candidates to come and grow their career with us.

Job Description

MEWP Hire Facilitator

Send CV and cover letter to brian@cherrypicker.ie

The Role:

As Hire Coordinator you will be responsible for processing all hire requests using the hire software system. This role also requires processing of payments and issuing of invoices to customers as well as generating new leads and business to assist with the growth of the Hire Department.

Main Responsibilities:

You will be required to:

· Respond to incoming telephone calls and emails for hire and deal directly with new and existing customers to facilitate hire bookings.
· Process all input to IT systems and complete all necessary paperwork.

· End-to-end arrangement of transport for all hire bookings through Cherry Picker’s Transport Department.

· Generate new business by making outbound calls to existing and potential customers.

Other Responsibilities:

· Answer customer queries and resolve any additional requests that arise throughout the hire period.

Essential Attributes:

· Good levels of IT literacy (including typing ability) across a range of applications and proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office and Google Sheets.
· Excellent organisation and time management skills along with the ability to multitask.
· Great telephone manner and outstanding communication skills

· Fluent spoken and written English.

Desirable Attributes

· Previous experience in the Access industry.
· Knowledge of Syrinx or Microsoft Access software

We are looking for an enthusiastic and engaging individual with a high level of customer service. The role is based on a working week Monday to Friday – 8.30am-5pm.

Working Hours

Monday to Friday 8.30am-5pm

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

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We’re Hiring! – Self-Drive Department Manager

  • Job Summary

    (Please note: this position offers a competitive base salary and commission)

    Please only submit CV following complete reading of job description outlined below.

    Responsibilities:

    • Manage the hire schedule for the self-drive van mounted boom lifts.
    • Process the physical hand over of of the self-drive fleet vehicles to customers (includes demonstration of the unit with the customer) and ensure all the necessary paper work has been completed for each hire.
    • Check all machines when they return from hire.
    • Provide technical/operational instruction and troubleshooting information via phone to customers with current hires.
    • Schedule routine maintenance and servicing of all of the self-drive fleet.
    • Maintain self-drive fleet machine records on CRM system and generate reports when required.
    • Make customer retention and business development calls.
    • Produce customer invoices, process supplier invoices and liaise with the Accounts Department regarding payments and purchases.

    Required Education, Skills and Qualifications

    • Full clean driver’s licence.
    • Excellent communication and computer skills (proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and CRM Database software necessary).
    • This is a busy role and the successful candidate must be able to multitask and be very organised.
    • Good ability to work in a team.
    • Immediate ability to start is desirable.

    Package Details

    • Competitive base salary and commission
    • Mobile phone provided
    • Company vehicle provided where necessary

    Job type – Full time/Permanent

Send CV to brian@cherrypicker.ie 

Job type – Full time/Permanent

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We’re Hiring! UDrive Hire Manager (position filled)

PLEASE NOTE: This role is divided between *Desk and Yard* environment.

Please only submit CV following complete reading of job description outlined below.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the hire schedule for the UDrive MEWP (Self-Drive truck and van mount Vehicles).
  • Process the physical hand over of UDrive vehicles to customers (includes demonstration of MEWP and operating on platform with customer) and ensure all the necessary paper work has been completed for each hire.
  • Check UDrive machines when they return from hire.
  • Carry out minor mechanical repairs to vehicles and maintain regular checklist, maintenance and repairs
  • Provide technical/operational instruction and troubleshooting information via phone to customers with current hires.
  • Schedule required motor and MEWP services/repairs and liaise with the service department to ensure completion.
  • Maintain UDrive machine records on CRM system and generate reports when required.
  • Take and make calls for UDrive and other hire queries.
  • Produce customer invoices, process supplier invoices and liaise with the accounts department regarding payments and purchases.
  • Maintain current customers and sales levels.

Required Education, Skills and Qualifications

  • Experience or a keen interest in access machinery and MEWPs or similar a distinct advantage (for yard based aspect of role).
  • Mechanical knowledge is an advantage.
  • Full clean driver’s licence.
  • Flexible approach to working hours.
  • Excellent communication and computer skills (proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and CRM Database software necessary).
  • This is a busy role and the successful candidate must be able to multitask and be very organised.
  • Good ability to work in a team.
  • Immediate ability to start is desirable.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Please send your CV to brian@cherrypicker.ie

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Save Time and Increase Safety on Site with Scissor Lifts

Battery operated scissor lifts are ideal for indoor use on level ground due to the low level of noise produced by the cherry pickers as well as having no fume emissions. Scissor lifts are a safe and efficient alternative to scaffolding and ladders. These vertical MEWPs also increase on-site productivity due to reduced setup and climbing time required. The user can work comfortably and freely from the platform which has ample space and lifting capacity for the user(s) and their tools.

Battery powered scissor lifts are frequently supplied to those working in painting, plumbing, carpentry, welding, fabrication, electrical maintenance, property management, air conditioning, lighting and CCTV systems repairs. Cherry Picker’s battery scissor lifts have models that are compact enough to fit through narrow doorways making it easy to transport this machine within buildings. In the case of lower entrances, these aerial platforms can also come with collapsible guardrails which allow the user to easily reduce the stowed height of the unit for even more comfortable and accessible transportation. These platforms also extended out an additional 1m while you are elevated to allow you to overcome objects on the ground.

If you are carrying out work outdoors or on rough terrain, diesel powered scissor lifts are ideal for outdoor us. Unlike the battery scissor lifts, these cherry pickers come in both two and four wheel drive making them well-suited for use on rough terrain. Diesel powered aerial platforms are frequently supplied to those working in warehouse construction, roofing, external property management and CCTV systems maintenance.

Driving these scissor lifts is exceptionally easy as the flexible pendulum allows the user to drive the unit while walking alongside it on the ground or to drive while positioned in the basket.

This allows for far greater flexibility when working at a height as the machine can be re-positioned easily without being required to leave the machine and set up once again in a new position. For safety many scissor lifts come equipped with a creep drive speed setting for those working in tight spaces where navigating between and around obstructions is necessary.

Cherry Picker are suppliers of Genie, LGMG, Snorkel, PopUp and Haulotte scissor lifts.

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The Importance of On-Site Safety Training

Very often, in a world where everyone is rushing around trying to get things done as quickly as possible, workplace safety can sometimes be overlooked. In order to promote the wellness of  employees, It is a duty and moral responsibility of the company to look after the employee’s protection.

The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 provides for the good health and safety of people in the workplace. It applies to all employers, employees and self-employed people in their relevant place of work. The Act sets out the rights and duties of both employers and employees and provides for substantial fines and penalties for breaches of the health and safety legislation.

Safe Pass was introduced to raise the standard of safety awareness in the construction industry. Safe Pass is a one-day safety awareness programme for workers in the construction industry. The aim of Safe Pass is to make a significant reduction in the number of accidents and ill health whilst working on site. This programme makes workers very aware of the potential hazards and dangers on construction sites thus making their working conditions safer.

All safety training in the workplace is important and effective, as it educates your employees on proper workplace procedures, practices and behaviour in order to prevent possible injuries.

Manual Handling training can often be overlooked. According to the Health and Safety Authority, lower back pain affects approximately eighty percent of the population at some stage in their lives. They have also stated that one third of all reported injuries are as a result of bad manual handling techniques. It is now a legal requirement that employers ensure all employees have received manual handling training with refresher training every 3 years.

Similarly, the importance of First Aid training cannot be overestimated. It enables those trained to assist persons who become injured in the work environment until help arrives. The more First Aid certified people there are in the workplace, the safer that workplace becomes.

When Working at Heights, specific training is required to avoid falls and injuries. Working at a height is work in any place at, above or below ground level, where a person could be injured if they fall from that place. Access and egress to a place of work is also considered to be working at height.

Examples of working at height would be working on trestles, roofs, on a ladder, at ground level adjacent to an excavation and working near fragile materials. It is important that all who work at heights carry out risk assessments, plan their work properly and ensure that they are competent and trained to do so.

Choosing the right work equipment is essential as well as selecting collective measures to prevent falls such as guard rails and wearing personal protection equipment such as a harness. All work equipment must be properly inspected, serviced and maintained.

In essence, working at heights training is essential for anyone working above or below ground level if a fall could result in injury. If you work at a height, then a standard Working at Heights or a MEWP training course is just what you need.

The training will cover regulatory requirements, risk assessment procedures, fall protection equipment, ladder, scaffold and MEWP usage as well as covering all employer and employee responsibilities. It will give you the training you need to carry out your work safely and effectively for yourself, your colleagues and those on the ground.

So, it is clear from above that whether its First Aid, Safe Pass, Manual Handling, MEWP operation or standard Working at Heights training, it is essential that employees and employers alike ensure that all available safety training in the workplace is considered, adhered to and managed effectively.

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We’re Hiring! Apprentice Construction Plant Fitter/Fork Lift Engineer (position filled)

Cherry Picker are proud to announce that we are looking for another apprentice engineer to pass through our workshop.

We are looking for a determined and hard-working apprentice to join our growing team to be the 15th apprentice to be trained-up by Cherry Picker since we opened our doors in 1994.

On-site we have a team of skilled engineers under which you will train and our workshop facilities are second-to-none.

If you are looking to up-skill from a current position as a mechanic/diesel engineer, etc, we have an in-house training programme that we can offer suitable candidates covering the following:

  • Aerial Work Platform Technology for Non-Engineers
  • Preliminary Stage Hydraulics
  • Aimed Fault-Finding on Internal Combustion Aerial Work Platforms
  • Principles and Maintenance of Batteries and Chargers for Aerial Work Platforms
  • Principles and Maintenance of AC/DC Motors
  • Aimed Fault-Finding on Electric Aerial Work Platforms
  • Introduction to Mobile Hydraulics
  • Diagnostics and Analysis of Electrical Signals

If you want to transfer to, for example, the Plant Fitters training course from an existing apprenticeship, we can assist you in the transfer and we can also put you through our in-house training course as outlined above.

Take your next big step with Cherry Picker!

If you are looking to be considered for this opportunity, contact our Service Manager George Hill on service@cherrypicker.ie or on 01 835 4788.