Mobile Elevating Work Platform

Construction and Plant

Mobile Elevating Work Platform

Who is this for?

This course is for candidates who need instruction in the methods of correct and safe operation of a Mobile Elevating Work Platform, Boom or Scissor

The Mobile Elevating Platform course:

We can offer training on all the variants of MEWP such as Boom (commonly known as Cherry Picker), Scissor and vehicle mounted and under 2 awarding bodies. IPAF levels are 3a, 3b and 1a/1b

The Mobile Elevating Work Platform:

To train novice candidates in the setup, rating and correct use of a mobile elevating work platform. On completion of this training course the candidate should be able to conduct pre-use inspection and the safe operation of a Mobile Elevating Work Platform, in accordance with the manufacturer’s handbook approved training specifications and accepted good practice.

Course content:


  • Types of MEWP, operational parameters
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Understand operator safety code
  • Environmental considerations effecting boom operations
  • Emergency lowering – planning and procedures
  • Identify, describe, and explain the principle components
  • Understand the terminology used and the features affecting the stability and capacity of the MEWP.
  • Safely locate and operate all the controls.
  • Understand and correctly respond to warning devices fitted
  • Personal protective equipment requirements
  • Carry out pre-use safety inspection and perform daily maintenance checks as recommended by the MEWP manufacturer.
  • Identify safe terrain conditions and operate within the design limits of the MEWP.
  • Understand the safe loading of access platform and assess the weight of loads handled,
  • Parking and isolation


Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998


1 – 2 Days depending on experience.


C&G Services BS EN ISO 9001:2008 or


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