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Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPS)

by Autec

MEWPs are widely used in industry, often in place of ladders and tower scaffolds. Operators are sometimes asked to use them without any formal training, and therefore may not be aware of the safety precautions required, nor the capabilities or limits of the machine.

Course Objectives

On completion of this course, participants will understand and be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Identify their responsibilities under current legislation
  • Travel in operational mode Conduct a safety check on the MEWP
  • Duties of the MEWP operator
  • Position a MEWP correctly and safely
  • Safety precautions when using a MEWP
  • Identify the SWL of the MEWP, persons and materials
  • Daily checks and maintenance requirements
  • Use the MEWP correctly and safely
  • Barriers and signs required
  • Safety legislation applicable to the operation of MEWPs
  • Charging the battery
  • Basic types and specifications of MEWPs
  • Safe working at height
  • Safe working load
  • Emergency lowering procedure
  • Outriggers and stabilisers
  • Practical Assessment where applicable
  • Theoretical test

Certificates and Qualifications

What will I get?

Once you have successfully completed Autec’s Boom lift/Scissor lift (cherry picker) course, you will be issued with an IPAF operator card or an Autec Training certificate of competency.

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