For training purposes, the Crown Wave should be classed as a medium or high level order picker rather than a Mobile Elevating Lift Platform (MEWP).
Speaking on behalf of Crown Lift Trucks, Operations Director Mike Knowles said: “The Wave is a unique product that fulfils a number of functions and therefore defies categorisation.
“However, training must be provided and competency tested by a qualified trainer and, so, because the Wave was intended to be an industrial truck, Crown prefers training to be biased towards a high level order picker.”
Clarification was obtained by the training accreditation body AITT which has passed this information to other members of the Accrediting Bodies Association and is calling for greater collaboration between manufacturers and the ABA to discuss and agree on categories for new machinery before it enters the workplace.
Source: The Fork Lift Truck Association