Mobile Elevated Work Platforms






DURATION: 1/2 Days dependent on machine type(s)


Number of delegates 4/6



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 Operators Licence.



At the end of the course the operator will:-

Be aware of the relevant Health and Safety regulations

Be aware of accident prevention and control

Be aware of the needs regarding personnel protection.

Be aware of the need to refer to the machine Operating Manual

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 day




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.