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Mobile Elevated Work Platform Courses

Mobile Elevated Work Platform Courses

MEWPS (Mobile Elevated Work Platform)

  • Masted
  • Articulated boom
  • Telescopic lift
  • Scissor lifts

These may be truck mounted, self-propelled or trailer units.

Example Course Structure and Objectives (Articulated Boom)

To teach the basic skill requirements and associated job safety knowledge to persons operating MEWPs in their line of work both safely and efficiently. To enable candidates to inspect, maintain, monitor and use MEWPs effectively.


  • Introduction to the course
  • Current Health & Safety Legislation covering the operation of MEWPs (including
  • Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 etc.)
  • Employers / Employees Duties
  • Basic types and specifications of MEWPs (Mobile Elevating Working Platforms)
  • Safe Working Loads (SWL) of MEWPs
  • Outriggers and stabilisers, including siting & stability
  • Travelling in operational mode
  • Main duties of the operator
  • Safety Precautions (including hazards during: setting up, operating, electrical/overhead & other workplace hazards)
  • Safe Operating Practices (Dos and Don’ts)
  • Daily checks & maintenance
  • Safety equipment, including harness Inspection
  • Barriers and signs
  • Suspension Trauma
  • Evacuation Plans
  • Short DVD
  • Theoretical Assessment


  • Pre-use check of the equipment and all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Travelling with the MEWP
  • Setting up the MEWP
  • Locating the working platform to working position
  • Emergency lowering procedures
  • Inspection and servicing
  • Practical Test of Competence

Course duration:

Dependent on number of trainees on the course and their experience

Maximum number on a course is 3 trainees

If you are based in Cheshire or Wales and wish to discuss the course in more detail, give us a call to outline your requirements.

Why choose GHR TRAINING?

  • On-site training specialist provider
  • Help for employers to meet all of the Health & Safety regulations
  • Extensive knowledge of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment
  • Regulations and the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulation
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