Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP)

SACTS Mobile Elevated Work Platform Courses

Unit Standard 243272

The purpose of this programme is to:
  • • Identify applications to decide on the appropriate MEWP to be used.
  • • Assess risk in the work environment to prevent and eliminate safety hazards.
  • • Conduct pre-operation inspection of MEWP.
  • • Make use of safe operating procedures and practices for a MEWP.
  • • Place people, tools and equipment correctly and safely on MEWP.
  • • Conduct shutdown procedures and stow MEWP safely.
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Module 1: Programme Introduction
  • • Programme breakdown & Duration.
  • • Unit Standard Information.
  • • Legislative Requirements.
  • • Purpose of the Training.
Module 2: MEWP Types and Choices
  • • Definitions.
  • • Crane codes.
  • • Crane Code C53.
  • • Selecting the most appropriate MEWP for the job.
Module 3: Principals of MEWP Operations
  • • Factors contributing to MEWP stability.
  • • Basic principles of stability.
  • • MEWP and the see-saw principle.
  • • Centre of gravity and combined centre of gravity.
  • • Centrifugal and frictional forces.
  • • Lateral, Longitudinal and dynamic stability.
  • • Data and capacity plates.
Module 4: MEWP Technical Information
  • • MEWP Specifications.
  • • Hydrostatic Transmission.
  • • Telescopic system.
  • • Tyre types.
  • • People and tools on the MEWP.
  • • MEWP Transportation.
Module 5: MEWP Inspections
  • • Management/Safety representative checklist.
  • • Operator checklist.
  • • Daily inspections for MEWP’s.
  • • Function test.
  • • Operator pre-start checklist.
  • • MEWP operational procedure.
Module 6: Freight Classification
  • • Identifying and Classifying freight.
  • • Labelling: Dangerous goods and substances.
  • • Labelling: Symbols.
Module 7: Operator Communication Skills
  • • Operator communications.
  • • Standard hand signals.
  • • Two-way radio.
  • • Semaphore flag signals.
Module 8: General MEWP Safety and Operations
  • • General safety regulations.
  • • Scissor lift operation safety.
  • • Boom lift operation safety.
  • • General MEWP Hazards, typical cause and control measures.
  • • MEWP emergency procedure.
  • • Assessment of ground conditions.
  • • Personal protective equipment.
  • • Activities requiring fall protection equipment.
  • • Working near water.
  • • Care, Maintenance and use of your fire extinguisher.
  • • Emergency action plan.
  • Novice: 5 Days
  • Refresher: 1 day
  • Level 2
  • 10 Credits

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