Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWP’s)


The HSE and industry best practice state that all MEWP operators must have had appropriate training in how to operate the machine and how to carry out the tasks required.

Only trained and authorised people may operate the platform.   Other people in the team must be able to lower the platform, by using both the controls on it and any emergency controls on the platform mounting below. A minimum of two people in the team is essential.

If the MEWP is hired, the operator and ground staff should be familiar with the instructions and controls before starting work.

 

For those already holding a certificate of competence in MEWP operation and requiring training in the use of a chainsaw from a MEWP please see the Aerial Tree Work section of our web site.

 

Safe Use of a Mobile Elevated Work Platform (Self-propelled) 

 

Duration: 2 days including integrated City & Guilds assessment

Cost: £404 + VAT

Dates: 15 & 16 August 2017

Venue: Dorking, Surrey

 

Pre-requisites:  None

 

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Who is it for?

This course is for you if you work in the land-based or construction industry and currently use, or are going to be using a self propelled MEWP (004.)

A boom-self propelled mobile elevated work platform (MEWP) allows you to work at elevated positions. However operating a boom-self propelled MEWP and using it to work at height does require competence in order to avoid any potential accidents.

This MEWP boom-self propelled integrated training and assessment course will help you to understand the regulations and safety requirements to ensure that you are confident at height whilst operating the equipment.

 

Course sessions:

  • Working in the construction industry
  • Specific legislation/guidance on MEWP’s
  • Machines
  • What can go wrong
  • Risk assessment
  • Using an assistant (banksman)
  • Transportation
  • Preparation of machine
  • Practical preparation of vehicles
  • Practical use
  • Emergency procedures

 

Learners will receive a City & Guilds Level 2 Award in Safe Use of a Mobile Elevated Work Platform (Self-Propelled) (QCF)

 

If you have your own MEWP or require training on one of the other types of MEWP listed below, please contact us –

 

001 MEWP (scissor)

A scissor mobile elevated work platform (MEWP) allows you to work at, or get materials to a desired height.  However operating a scissor MEWP and using it to work at height does require competence in order to avoid any potential accidents.

This MEWP (scissor) integrated training and assessment two day course will help you to understand the regulations and safety requirements to ensure that you are confident at height whilst operating the equipment.

 

002 MEWP (boom – vehicle mounted)

A boom – vehicle mounted mobile elevated work platform (MEWP) allows you to move to your location and then work at height.  However operating this type of machinery does require safety to be adhered to at all times in order to avoid any potential accidents.

This MEWP (Boom-Vehicle Mounted) integrated training and assessment course will help you to understand the regulations and safety requirements to ensure that you are confident in operating the equipment.

 

003 MEWP (boom – trailed)

A Boom -Trailed – Vehicle mounted mobile elevated work platform (MEWP) allows you to move to your location and then work at height.  However operating this type of machinery does require safety to be adhered to at all times in order to avoid any potential accidents.

This MEWP (Boom-Trailed) integrated training and assessment course will help you to understand the regulations and safety requirements to ensure that you are confident in operating the equipment.