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IPAF MEWPS for Managers

This category includes:

  • MEWP’s for Managers

To instruct a supervisor/manager in the requirements to select, use and manage various types of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms(MEWPs) under his/her control.

The course is targeted at project managers, foremen and supervisors working in a broad range of industries such as construction, facilities management, retail, airports and arboriculture.

At the end of the course the candidate will:

• Be aware of current legislation.

• Be aware of different types and classifications of MEWPs.

• Be aware of the importance of correct machine selection.

• Be able to select the correct PPE for the operator.

• Have a greater knowledge and awareness of the safe use and operation of MEWPs.

• Be able to identify misuse and abuse of MEWPs.

• Be aware of planning and maintenance considerations.

• The requirements for pre-use checks and daily maintenance to be carried out prior to starting work.

• The regulations relevant to MEWP usage.

• The correct emergency procedures, capacities and limitations to enable safe operation.

• Correct selection of MEWP.

• Correct selection of fall protection equipment.

  • An Introduction - Facilities and Housekeeping, IPAF Health & Fitness Statement, Course Objectives, Course Outline, International Powered Access Federation
  • Safety beyond training - Accidents
  • MEWP regulations and standards
  • Hire terms and conditions - Different hire terms and conditions, maintenance and repair.
  • Machine types and use - Choosing the right MEWP, 1a/1b/3a/3b/IAD/PAV/Special.
  • Structural parts and MEWP selection




  • Operator training and familiarisation
  • Load & Unload
  • MEWP personal fall protection
  • Operator Pre-Start Checks
  • Safe operating methods and hazard awareness
  • Theory test - Individual written test with explanation of pass requirements.

* Failure means applicant will have to re-sit the course on another day.

PAL cards are valid for 5 years

A certificate and not a PAL card will be issued for candidates who do not have an IPAF Operator/Demonstrator or Instructor licence.


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