The IPAF MEWPs for Managers  training course is for anyone responsible for the use of MEWPs on their worksite.

For example, foremen or project managers in construction, facilities management or retail.

Aims and objectives

This course covers how to safely plan for and manage the use of MEWPs on worksites. At the end of the course, you will:

  • Be aware of the legislation and regulations.
  • Know the different types and classifications of MEWP.
  • Understand the importance of choosing the correct machine for the job.
  • Be able to select the right personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Know how to safely use and operate MEWPs.
  • Recognise the misuse and abuse of MEWPs.
  • Be aware of planning and maintenance considerations.

Course duration

This is a one day course.

How many candidates

We can have up to 10 candidates on a course.

Course structure

This course is all theory-based.  It can take place at one of our training centres or at home through IPAF eLearning.

Note: Due to current Covid restrictions, we recommend that the eLearning module is taken, as classroom based courses are not running regularly. 

It covers:

  • Housekeeping and our facilities.
  • IPAF and the PAL card.
  • The IPAF health and fitness statement.
  • Course objectives and outline.
  • Regulations and standards.
  • Hire terms and conditions.
  • MEWP types and their use.
  • Structural parts and choosing the right MEWP.
  • Operator training and familiarisation.
  • Loading and unloading.
  • Personal fall protection.
  • Operator pre-start checks.
  • Safe operating methods
  • Hazard awareness.

This course includes a written test. If you fail, you will have to re-sit the course another day.

Course outcomes

You will receive an IPAF MEWPs for Managers certificate that is valid for five years. It is worth noting that a PAL Card will not be issued if you do not have an IPAF Operator, Demonstrator or Instructor licence.

Thank you

We have received your request and will be in touch shortly.

Your reference ABC123

Contact your nearest depot to book a course

Can’t see the date you are looking for?
Contact us direct and we will endeavour to accommodate your requirements.

Your details
Course details
Attendee details

Please select the number of attendees to add to this booking from the option above.

Notice of cancellation

Total: £0

We'll get back to you as soon as possible with full availability and pricing details.