MEWP Operator

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Onsite course

Our MEWP Operator / Mobile Elevating Working on Platforms course or more commonly known as Scissors and Boom lift course is designed for operators who do not hold a certificate or whose certification needs refreshing.

All those who select, hire or operate MEWP’s as part of their work activities

On completion of this course, the learners will be able to;

  • Identify their responsibilities under current health & safety legislation
  • Operate a MEWP safely
  • Conduct safety checks on MEWP’s – GA Forms
  • Work safely at heights using an MEWP
  • Understand the responsibilities of an MEWP operator
  • Identify possible workplace hazards (e.g. Overhead electrical cables)

  1. Duties imposed under current health & safety legislation in relation to operating MEWP’s
  2. Explanation, demonstration & practice in the correct procedures to adopt when operating a MEWP
  3. Daily safety checks / inspection
  4. Safe Operating Practices
  5. Emergency Lowering Procedures
  6. Correct Personal Protective Equipment selection, inspection & correct use

Classroom presentation on PowerPoint & supplemented by videos. There is a practical element to this course for learners, which involves the learners operating a MEWP under the supervision of one of our experienced instructors.

Continuous assessment throughout the course. At the end of the day, a multiple-choice exam will take place. Students receive a PSTC Certificate valid for 3 years

  • Learners must bring with them their own Personal Protective Equipment. (i.e. Safety harness & lanyard, helmet, high visibility jacket & safety footwear)

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