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IPAF MEWPS for Managers


Mobile Elevating Work Platforms or MEWPs are in use across a broad range of industries. Working at heights of up to 60m in some cases, operations using MEWPs need careful planning and attention to detail to ensure they are safe, first and foremost and ensure an efficient and productive procedure. Under UK health and safety legislation, specifically, the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) and the Work at Height Regulations 2005, employers must train all employees who plan, supervise and manage work at height and the use of equipment for such work.

This IPAF MEWPs for Managers training course instructs supervisors and managers on how to prepare for and safely co-ordinate various types of MEWPs within their control.

Course Outline

With a mix of practical and theory-based exercises and tutorials, delegates will cover manufacturer information and general knowledge of MEWPs and management responsibilities and participate in practical activities to recognise best practices and operating methods. Delegates will gain an in-depth knowledge of planning, supervising and managing the use of MEWPs and learn:

  • Risk assessments and selecting the right equipment to mitigate all possible risks
  • Regulations and current legislation surrounding the use of powered access machines

The course reflects national standards and industry best practices and is fully accredited in line with IPAF.

Our occupationally and technically-experienced trainers coach delegates on this course, and the course is complete following a written examination. Delegates must pass all assessments to receive the MEWP for managers qualification, and an IPAF Certificate of Training.

Course Programme

The training focuses on managing the operations of MEWPs.

Delegates will learn the essentials of what managers need to know about the safe use of MEWPs on-site - from planning the job and conducting a risk assessment, to selecting the right equipment and mitigating all possible risks. 

The course content includes:

  • Management legal obligations working with MEWPs and operatives on-site
  • Selecting the correct MEWP machinery for the job
  • Knowing who is operating MEWPs on-site site, ensuring they have appropriate training and qualifications to do so
  • Potential hazards and preventive measures working with MEWPs
  • Preparation to safely and effectively manage MEWPs on site

Upon successfully completing the course content, the delegate will take a written examination to qualify for management certification.

We can also offer this course in a live virtual classroom. Please get in touch if you would like this option.

On Completion

At the end of the training, successful delegates completing the course will receive an IPAF Certificate.

Those who hold a valid IPAF operator Powered Access Licence (PAL) Card will also have category (MM) added.

Delegates will also have access to the IPAF ePAL app where their certificate is stored. Available on Android and iOS smartphones, the app also includes their logbook and safety information. Please note that hardcopy PAL cards and certificates must be arranged with the training department before the course start date, with an additional charge of £15.00, plus VAT.

Who Should Attend?

The IPAF MEWPS for Managers course is for anyone who supervises or plans working at height including employers, project managers, foremen and supervisors working in industries such as construction, facilities management, retail, airports and arboriculture. Anyone who is responsible for planning and overseeing the use of MEWPs on their job site can take this qualification.

Course Duration

This comprehensive one-day training prepares delegates to safely and responsibly manage MEWP operations.

Why Citrus?

We dedicate our efforts to unrivalled quality and the customer experience at Citrus Training, providing exemplary service to our clients and producing excellent results from our delegates. As a result, we are the leading UK-based provider of health, safety, and technical training and assessment services to the Built Environment and Utility sectors.

Employers and delegates can choose from dedicated courses to suit customer-specific requirements, locations, and dates. As a result, we’ve successfully delivered training for over 20,000 delegates across the Working at Heights training category.

Things You Need to Know

The training has practical elements, so delegates must inform their trainer if they have any serious health issues, physical problems, special considerations or are taking any medication, which may create difficulties in any elements of this course. In addition, delegates should also bring suitable PPE on the day of training, for example; safety helmets, safety shoes or boots, hi-vis and gloves.

For training held at your location, please ensure that the classroom you make available has a 240v power supply and is a suitable size for the number of delegates attending. In addition, please ensure that the practical area has been risk-assessed, is free from harm, and is ideal for training.

Popular FAQ's

Yes - delegates need to have a good understanding of the English language to take the course.

No, but there are practical elements, so delegates must inform their trainer if there is anything they need to consider before starting the course.

Yes, all delegates need to bring their own harnesses for training

You will require a full-body harness with short restraint lanyard. These can be purchased from our sister company Altitude Safety.

Yes, you can do three in one day but only if you have previous experience (IPAF3b IPAF3a IPAF1b) otherwise two categories are the maximum.

Yes, you will need a classroom suitable for the number of delegates and for all relevant machinery to be in good working order with the complete manufacturer and operating manuals. You will also need to risk assess all areas you plan to train in, proof of which we will need before any training takes place.

No, you will need to take the course again.

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