Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) Training

MEWP Course

The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 places a responsibility on every employer to make sure, so far as reasonably practicable, the safety, health and welfare at work of all his employees. This includes provision of the appropriate training, instruction, information and supervision. BMac Safety offers Mobile Elevating Work Platform course which follow international industry standards for safe and right use of MEWP for novice and experienced participants. Full day course including safety harness, scissor lift, boom lift and vehicle mounted boom lift is offered for experienced workers and half day course for novices. All courses are carried by fully accredited and experienced instructor.

MEWP Training Course Specifics

Course Award

All participants will be certified on the items of plant that they operated safely on the day of the course, including boom and scissor lift machines, after successfully completing a practical and theoretical assessment modules. Awarded by B Mac Safety Ltd and valid for 3 years.

Course Conditions

On the day of the course, two assessments will take place: a practical assessment and theory assessment.

Also please advise the coordinator in advance if you have any difficulties related to reading or writing in English.

Course fees

Please contact Brendan McAuliffe for course fees and availability. We also offer group discounts. Maximum 12 participants.


Course Content

The course contain both theoretical and practical sections. In the practical training we cover following subjects:

  • Introduction to the MEWP
  • Controls and instruments
  • Start stopping and steering
  • Maintenance and daily inspections
  • GA3 visual inspection
  • Operation of hydraulic controls
  • Simple corners and maneuvering
  • Weight assessment
  • Maneuvering in confined areas
  • Wearing of Safety Harnesses

In theoretical training we cover following subjects:

  • Safety responsibilities of an operator
  • Legislation
  • Stability of MEWP
  • Explaining MEWP risk assessment
  • Pre-shift inspection of an MEWP
  • Refuelling for gas or diesel powered
  • Battery care for battery powered

Course Benefits

After completion of the course, participants should be able to:

  • know the capability of an MEWP;
  • assess tasks;
  • operate in a manner that will not harm anyone including himself;
  • conduct a pre-shift check;
  • report any defect or damage found on an MEWP;
  • operate without any damage of any structure, material or vehicles they may come in contact with.

Who should attend


Nationwide – At Training Centres or customer’s Premises or Site.

Please contact Brendan McAuliffe Safety for more information.

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