MEWP Training Course by Third Party IPAF Approved Partner Centre

What type of MEWPs are covered under Operator Training?

  • 1B : Static Booms Eg. Trailer Mount, Van Mount, Spider Lift.
  • 3A: Mobile Vertical Eg. Scissor Lifts, Vertical Personnel Platforms.
  • 3B: Mobile Boom Eg. Articulated & Telescopic Boom Lifts.

Please Note:  Both Mobile Booms & Mobile Verticals may be driven in an Elevated Position (subject to Risk Assessment)

Location
We can facilitate IPAF MEWP training at third party dedicated IPAF Approved partner centers in Dublin and Limerick carried out by an IPAF instructor and also have them attend your site location if required.

Categories Completed per Training Day

1 day typically from 8.00am to 4.30pm. : i.e 3A Mobile Vertical & 3B Mobile Boom

On-site training
For on-site training  is available anywhere in Ireland  subject to minimum numbers and having the MEWPs available on site. A suitable room would be required for the theory section of the course, and a Mobile Vertical and Mobile Boom would be needed for the practical test. The Operator’s Manual and a copy of the current 6 monthly Certificate of Thorough Examination for each MEWP is required.

Award
On completion successful candidates will receive an Operators Card and a Certificate of Training. This card will be provided by a third party dedicated IPAF approved centre. Operators card & cert valid for 5 years.

Course Description
Course content
Introduction and pre-course theory test
MEWP categories
Structural parts
Regulations ISO 18878, PUWER, LOLER, RIDDOR, WAHR, MHSW
Pre-use inspection/handover
Safe operating methods and hazards
Theory test practical training
Practical assessment
Licence renewal & log books
Course evaluation

Trainee Requirements
Candidates for IPAF MEWP courses must be at least 18 years of age. They must be medically fit to operate machinery.

Course Objectives
To provide delegates with the essential knowledge required to operate various types of MEWPs under three IPAF categories 3a Mobile Vertical, 3b Mobile Boom and 1b Static Boom categories efficiently and safely.

Training Methods
Presentation with slides, video, printed course material, demonstration, practical use.

Who Will Benefit?
All those in your organisation who use, supervise or manage the use of MEWPs would benefit from IPAF Operator training. This 3 category course covers Scissor Lifts (Mobile Vertical lifts), Self-Propelled Telescopic booms or Articulating booms (Mobile booms), Static Booms with outriggers including Spider booms on tracks or wheels, Van-mounted booms, Truck-mounted booms or Trailer-mounted booms subject to receiving familiarisation on the model machine being used.

IPAF WAH/HARNESS inspection training can also  be included with M.E.W.P  (Mobile Elevating Work Platforms) Training if required.

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