In our last article we introduced the concept of payload for all types of vehicles. A payload that is important to understand and calculate, especially if you plan to use a boom lift mounted on a vehicle. As a reminder, the calculation is very simple, the payload is the difference between the maximum permissible mass (PTAC) and the empty weight, regardless of whether it is a van-mounted or truck-mounted aerial platform. It is also important to point out that the payload has nothing to do with the visual aspect of your vehicle - you will find the information relating to it on the vehicle registration document, in code F2 and G1.
Today, we would like to answer a more specific question: does the payload include the weight of the passengers?
Well, yes! The payload includes the weight of the vehicle's passengers. Indeed, here are the loads included in the unladen weight:
The vehicle (chassis, bodywork etc...)
The ¾ full tank
The spare wheel and tools
The driver, estimated at 75kg if your cab is a 2 seater. If 3 seats then two drivers of 75kg each are counted in the empty weight.
You will find more information on this subject in our article : What is the difference between payload and towing capacity ?
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Are different training modules available for various types of aerial platforms?
Yes, aerial platform training programs offer various modules tailored to the type of Aerial Work Platform (AWP) your employees will use. Although these training programs may seem similar, they distinguish themselves from others in specific aspects. Let’s take a closer look.
What safety procedures are emphasized during aerial platform training ?
Aerial platform training is required for ensuring the proper use of AWP by your employees. During an AWP training they will learn more about safety procedures than how to use an AWP. These safety procedures emphasized during AWP training, like the IPAF training are listed below...