DURATION: 1/2 Days dependent on machine type(s)
Number of delegates 4/6
COURSE ENTRY CRITERIA
All applicants should be physically fit,
in good health and should generally not have
problems with eyesight or hearing, heart
disease, high blood pressure, epilepsy, fear
of heights / vertigo, giddiness / difficulty
with balance, impaired limb function, alcohol
or drug dependence or psychiatric illness.
It is, however, desirable (but not mandatory)
that applicants should be literate and have
had driving experience as an indication of
dexterity. (This need not preclude you from
using MEWPs, provided your employer conducts
an assessment and is able to put into place
adequate measures to take account of any
difficulties you may have).
To instruct an operator to prepare and safely
operate various types of Mobile Elevating
Work Platforms (MEWPs) and to obtain an MEWP
At the end of the course the operator will:-
Be aware of the relevant Health and Safety
Be aware of accident prevention and control
Be aware of the needs regarding personnel
Be aware of the need to refer to the machine
Drive the MEWP safely and manoeuvre the machine
as required, to correctly position and carry
out the required tasks in a correct and proper
manner, inside and outside a building.
The operator should know:-
The pre-use checks and daily maintenance
to be carried out prior to commencing work.
The correct and safe method of operating
the specific machine.
The correct emergency procedures, capacities
and limitations to enable safe operation.
Selection and use of fall protection equipment
covering as a minimum anchorage points in
platforms, harness standards, explanation
of fall arrest, lanyard types, use and correct
fitting, rescue procedures, current recommendations
[HS(G)150, HSE & IPAF]
Individual written test with explanation
of pass requirements. Failure means applicant
will have to re-sit the course on another
Individual verbal and practical test based
on the use of the MEWP Operator Practical
Test Plan with explanation of pass
requirements. Failure means applicant will
have to re-sit the course on another day.
Use of Log books.
Course Evaluation and close
Number of delegates
The Mewp's training course is suitable
for groups of up to 4/6 people and can be
undertaken at your own premises, on
site if suitable accommodation and training area is available for the theory
and practical. or via our national training network.