MI Safety and Training Services provides clients with a complete MEWP, Mobile Elevated Work Platform Training program course.
MEWPs, or cherry pickers as they are sometimes known, can be dangerous if used by an under-qualified operator.
Our RTITB certified courses aim to install operators with the skills to safely and efficiently operate these machines at height.
Our MEWP course can be completed in our dedicated facility in Kerry or at the client’s property.
Do your employees require a MEWP safety and operation training course? Then get in contact with MI Safety and Training Services today.
MEWP Course Covers
Introduction to the machine and the various controls
Importance of machine stability
Setting up a safe working area
Working in varying site conditions
The importance of environmental awareness
Safe use of the machine’s hydraulic system
The safe and proper use of a harness
How to conduct a proper pre-use inspection
Securing and preparing the machine for transport
For additional information on our kerry based Mobile Elevated Work Platform Training course, get in contact with MI Safety and Training Services today.
Is training required to operate a MEWP?
It is important that those that manage and supervise the use of MEWPs have received adequate training. Ensure all MEWP operators are competent and have received the appropriate training for the particular MEWP they are operating. Training records should be kept on file.
Familiarisation of equipment in use is also critical. The operator’s manual should be supplied with all MEWP’s and available to operators. Operators should be familiar with the manufacturer’s guidance and instructions, the particular features and control functions of the specific model of MEWP being used and have knowledge of the operation of safety devices and emergency lowering procedures.
How often is maintenance required on a MEWP?
Are MEWP’s required to be inspected/examined?
MEWPs and any material handling device used with them must be thoroughly examined at least every six months by a competent person or more frequently if required. Proof of a current thorough examination (GA1 or alternative equivalent e.g. insurance engineer surveyor report), or copy of it should be kept on the machine and also in the case of a construction site on file in the site office to demonstrate that the equipment is in good working order and safe to use.