RTITB Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP)

The RTITB Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP), or cherry picker as they are most commonly known, course is available for the following machines: scissor lift, telescopic and cherry picker or boom.

This course will give you the skills required to safely and efficiently work at height.

It is the employers responsibility to ensure that all MEWP operators have been adequately trained.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The length of time this course takes to complete depends on the candidate's previous experience as follows:

  • Novice candidate: 2 days
  • Refresher candidate: 1 day
  • Conversion: 1.5 days
  • Existing Driver: 1.5 days

This course is available on an on demand basis.

This course is delivered on-site at an employer's premises subject to minimum numbers and having the MEWPs available on site. A suitable room would be required for on-site training for the theory section of the course, and a Scissor Lift / Mobile Vertical and Mobile Boom and Static Boom would be needed for the practical test.

What will I study?

This course covers, but is not limited to, the following subject areas:

  • Introduction to the machine and its controls
  • Machine stability
  • Setting up the working area
  • Working with site conditions
  • Environmental awareness
  • Safe use of hydraulic systems
  • Emergency lowering
  • Harness usage
  • Weight assessment
  • Pre-use inspection
  • Preparing and securing the machine for transport

How is it assessed?

This course is assessed through practical exercises including theory and practical assessment.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

No previous qualifications are needed for this course. However, candidates for MEWP courses must be at least 16 years of age and be medically fit to operate machinery.

What are the course fees?

The total cost of this course varies depending on the previous experience of a candidate:

  • Novice candidate: £220 per person
  • Refresher candidate: £120 per person
  • Conversion candidate: £170 per person
  • Existing driver candidate: £170 per person

Upon completion of this course, you will gain an MEWP Operator's Licence - PAL Card.

Ref: Beth Nolan

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