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M.E.W.P.

This assessment is aimed at personnel required to work at height on a working platform.  They may be involved with Agriculture, Arboriculture, Forestry, Civil engineering and other associated industries.  In fact any occupation where people require to work at height on a working platform, albeit to perform an operation, clean or inspect any aspect of work.

Categories: SCISSOR, BOOM – VEHICLE MOUNTED, BOOM – SELF PROPELLED

To successfully pass the assessment the operator must be able to:

  • Identify the basic construction and components, and the purpose and use of all controls and gauges.
  • Identify and comply with manufacturer’s instructions in accordance with the operator’s handbook, other information sources    i.e. duties charts and applicable legislation.
  • Explain all relevant documentation.
  • Explain all displayed information on the machine.
  • Carry out all pre-start and running checks.
  • Carry out emergency lowering procedures.
  • Operate controls from ground level, and from within the working platform.
  • Manoeuvre/travel the MEWP involving tight turns and limited access.
  • Travel the MEWP with the platform in a raised position (self propelled only)
  • Position the platform up to maximum working height.
  • Keep within safe working parameters.
  • Place the machine in an out-of service condition.
  • Explain the loading and unloading procedures on and off a transporter.