Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP)

Mobile Elevated Work PlatformPurpose

The purpose of this training is to provide employees with mobile elevating work platforms safety training prescribed by legislation so they may obtain the ability to operate equipment in a safe, competent manner and work safely in their work environment and around other employees.

We find MEWP is gaining grounds in all height maintenance work because :

It can provide greater reach and improved safety than a standard ladder.

MEWP offer many features that help employees maximize their productivity.

○ Businesses can use MEWP in virtually any environment.

Unsafe use of a MWEP is problematic for a business and its employees. MWEP operators who ignore safety precautions put themselves and others in danger. Thus, completing safety training is critical for anyone who operates one of a MWEP.

Target Audience

This course has been developed for mobile elevating work platform operators and supervisors.

Different types of Mobile Elevated Working Platforms (MEWPs)

MEWPs are available in two basic types: boom (cherry pickers) and vertical (scissor lifts).

Push Around Vertical (PAV)

Push around vertical platforms, often called PAVs or personnel lifts, are a small type of mobile vertical lift with scissor operation. PAVs are ideal for indoor low level access making them suitable for smaller warehouses and factories, replacing ladders and steps that are not recommended for safe access.

They are compact and lightweight, which allows them to navigate aisles, doorways and narrow corners, and can be easily moved from location to location, including between floors in multistory buildings.

Mast Lifts

Mast lifts are a small type of cherry picker with boom lift operation. They are ideal for low level access in tight spaces and busy environments, such as in retail shops, offices, public buildings and hotels, where traditional cherry pickers or scissor lifts would not be able to access.

They are compact in design so can be used indoors and in restricted spaces without presenting a hazard to other workers, and, because they are small, they can be easily maneuvered into narrow aisles.

Scissor Lifts

Scissor lifts are large mobile vertical lifts (sometimes called ‘flying carpets’), similar to PAVs. Ideal for use in a variety applications in both indoor and outdoor spaces, where a straight lift is required for access.

Although narrow width models are available, usually scissor lifts would not be suitable for tighter spaces as they offer a much larger platform area for workers. They are also available as rough terrain versions and with double extending decks.

Articulating Boom Lift

Articulated boom lifts, most often referred to as a cherry picker, offer an extensive range of movement.

The sideways outreach makes it a practical solution for both indoor and outdoor applications, as the extended reach enables the platform to maneuver around and over obstacles such as buildings and other equipment.

Stick Boom Lifts

Stick boom lifts, also commonly referred to as telescopic booms, offer an extensive range of movement similar to the articulating boom lift.

The platform can extend sideways, as well as offer great height, so stick booms are ideal for maneuvering around and above obstacles, machinery or buildings.  They can be used internally and externally with 4×4 and rough terrain options available.

Track Mounts

Track mounted access lifts, sometimes called spider lifts, are the ideal solution for outdoor access requirements when the ground is uneven. They can also be useful on steep inclines, in narrow areas and even on stairs.

They are practical for low-point loading and offer extended height as well as outreach, and the tracked chassis spreads the weight more evenly reducing pressure on the ground, making them perfect for use on soft ground or delicate floors, such as suspended levels.

Truck Mounts

Truck mounted access lifts, also called lorry mounted platforms, are the perfect solution for multi-location projects, as they can travel between sites quickly and be ready to use immediately upon arrival.

They offer exceptional height capabilities, as well as side reach, making the great for outdoor applications and tasks, such as installing signage & telecoms systems, high-level maintenance, pest control and even filming and broadcasting.

Course Content 

Classroom Training & Assessment: 

  • Relevant regulations / legislation
  • PPE recommendations
  • Main platform types
  • Components of machine
  • Weather conditions
  • Pre‐start inspection/maintenance
  • Controls and instruments
  • Overhead trapping dangers
  • Ground inspection
  • Limitations of use
  • Servicing and inspection
  • Overhead obstructions
  • Emergency controls
  • Spatial awareness
  • Aerial lift and load stability
  • Load capacity
  • Electrical, fall, and falling object hazards

On Cherry Picker – Practical Assessment: 

  • Site Safety
  • Moving and locating machine
  • Cherry Picker Stability
  • Daily Safety Checks & Maintenance
  • Basic Hydraulic and Electrical Systems
  • Simple Manoeuvring
  • Refuelling / Recharging
  • Advance Manoeuvring.

CourseFee INRDurationCourse TimingDate CommenceRemarks
1 day 10:00-18:00Friday
Practical Session