Mobile Elevating Work Platform Operator Training

Mobile elevated work platforms or MEWPS, cover many different forms of machinery;

  • Scissor Lifts
  • Articulating Boom Lifts
  • Telescopic Boom Lifts
  • Personnel Lifts
  • Vertical Mast Boom Lifts
  • Vehicle Mounted Lifts
  • All Terrain & specialised Access Platforms

Course Content

  • Responsibilities under the Health & safety at Work Act, 1974, Work at Height regulations 2005 PUWER 98 & LOLER 98
  • Operators Safety code including planning of work and Risk Assessment
  • Daily and weekly maintenance schedules
  • Identification of components and Pre-use checks
  • Interpretation of safety information
  • Selection and use of personal safety equipment
  • Start up/shut down procedures
  • Testing of safety devices, limit switches and hydraulic functions
  • Factors affecting stability & vehicle limitations
  • Motive and hydraulic controls of mobile elevating work platforms
  • Manoeuvring in open and confined spaces (level/inclines/rough terrain - where applicable)
  • Positioning of the mobile elevating work platform for work
  • Basic operating techniques/accessing at height
  • Operating safely to Banksman signals
  • Working near overhead power lines
  • Working near water
  • Working on/travelling on public highway (where relevant)
  • Emergency lowering procedures/rescue planning
  • Battery care and maintenance (where relevant)
  • Battery maintenance & re-fuelling procedures (where relevant)
  • Parking and post-stop checks
  • Requirements of thorough examinations

Course Assessment

Theoretical assessment of 5 open and 20 multiple choice questions, which can be conducted orally where language barriers or literacy difficulties exist.

Practical Test of basic operating skills, confirming skills taught on the Forklift training course.

Course Certification

On successful completion of your course you will receive an official certificate of competence.

How to Book

To book please call 01460 242400 & speak to our training professionals.