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MEWPs for Managers

Course 225

MEWPs for ManagersCourse Duration

Days: 1


1 – 10

Course Objectives

By the end of the course the delegate should be able to:

  • Select the correct type of Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP).
  • Understand the importance of pre-start inspection/maintenance.
  • Understand correct emergency procedures, capacities and limitations of MEWP.
  • Have an understanding of responsibilities under current relevant legislation.
  • Demonstrate an understanding for the need of Personal Protective Equipment.
  • Demonstrate their competence to plan, supervise and manage use of MEWPs.
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Course Summary

  • Relevant regulations/legislation
  • Operator’s Code of Safe Practice
  • Introduction to machine (optional)
  • Controls and instruments
  • Limitations of use
  • Components of machine
  • Main platform types
  • Pre-start inspection/maintenance
  • Overhead trapping dangers
  • Delivery of machines
  • Servicing and inspection
  • Emergency controls
  • Tilt alarms
  • Weather conditions
  • PPE recommendations
  • Ground inspection
  • Overhead obstructions
  • Spatial awareness
  • BS 18878 : 2004
  • BS 8460 : 2005


IPAF PAL Card – Valid for 5 years.

Central Training Services Limited Theory and Practical Certificate – Valid for 3 years.

Refresher Period

IPAF MM Renewal Course after 5 years.

MEWP Refresher Course after 3 years for in-house courses.

Any Other Relevant Information

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) issue the PAL Card (Powered Access Licence) to platform operators who have successfully completed a training course conducted by an IPAF approved training centre.

This course instructs a supervisor/manager on what is required to prepare for and safely coordinate various types of MEWPs on site.  This course is not about operating equipment.  It is targeted at managers responsible for planning or overseeing the use of MEWPs in many sectors including construction, facilities management, retail, airports, leisure parks, industrial cleaning and tree surgery.

Recommended Follow-On Courses

Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (scissor & boom)
Safety Harness – Safe Use and Inspection
Working at Height Essentials
Aluminium Scaffolding Tower
Signing, Lifting and Guarding – Unit 2 (if MEWP to be used on highways)

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