Working at Height

IPAF MEWPs for Managers

This course aims to provide delegates with a thorough understanding of working with MEWPs. This includes developing awareness of relevant legislation, understanding correct procedures for planning, maintenance and safe operation of MEWPs and the importance of risk assessment.






1 day

Valid for

5 Years


Supported by CITB grant

About this course

Overseeing the use of Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs) such as powered scissor lifts and trailer-mounted booms requires an awareness of planning procedures, safe operation processes and the importance of risk assessment. This course is ideal for managers and supervisors to learn about their responsibilities in providing a safe working environment for MEWP operatives.

The IPAF MEWPs for Managers course covers the following:

  • Legal requirements for management
  • Types and classifications of MEWPs
  • Structural parts and equipment available
  • Site surveys
  • Risk assessment and method statements
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Health and safety regulations for operating MEWPs
  • Correct machine selection
  • Planning
  • Maintenance

Who this course is for

This course is designed for managers or supervisors that use or are responsible for overseeing the use of mobile elevated work platforms (MEWPs), including powered scissor lifts, aerial work platforms, self-propelled boom lifts and trailer mount booms.


This course is delivered through a combination of theoretical and practical teaching methods.


This course can be delivered on your premises or at a location suitable to you.


Upon successful completion of the course, delegates will be awarded an IPAF Certificate of Competency. This is valid for 5 years.

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Entry Requirements

It is important that all delegates have a good understanding of spoken and written English.