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IPAF - MEWP Operators

Equip your staff to operate Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs) with confidence through IPAF Operator training.

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IPAF - MEWP Operators

Equip your staff with the skills to confidently operate Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs) through IPAF MEWP Operator training courses. Candidates will learn to safely prepare and operate different types of MEWPs, ensuring workplace safety and compliance with regulations. Invest in your team's safety and productivity.


Equip your staff to operate Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs) with confidence through IPAF Operator training.

  • Entry Requirements: No entry requirements are required.
  • Assessment: This course is a mixture of practical and theoretical learning.
  • Valid for : 5 Years
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Who is this course suitable for?

This course suits any workers who operate Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs) within their role.

Are there any entry requirements?

No. However, we recommend that candidates ensure their physical fitness, possess safety equipment such as a hard hat, safety boots, glasses, and hi-vis vest/jacket, and understand written and spoken English well for optimal learning.

What does IPAF - MEWP Operators include?

As part of the IPAF - MEWP Operators Course, Operators can choose for their course to include the following:

1a – Static Vertical – Vertical personnel platforms (Static)

1b – Static Boom – self-propelled booms, trailers and vehicle mounted platforms

3a – Mobile Vertical -Scissor Lifts, vertical personnel platforms (mobile)

3b – Mobile Boom – Cherry Pickers, Self-propelled booms
PAV – Push Around Vertical

The course also includes:

  • Safe Operational Procures
  • Accident Prevention
  • Emergency Descent
  • Testing and Inspection
  • Employer and Employee legal responsibilities

What are the learning outcomes for this course?

This course helps ensure candidates are safe and competent in using Mobile Elevated Work Platforms.

How is this course assessed?

This course has a theory and a practical element.

There is the option to take the theory element of the course either via eLearning prior to the training day or in person on the same day as the practical.

Candidates are required to pass the theory test before taking the practical test, where they are assessed on their ability to use the machinery safely.

What are the study options?

We understand that organisations and individuals choose to study in different ways, which is why we offer various options to complete IPAF - MEWP Operators study.

Open Courses

Open courses are available on specific dates throughout the year. This course is ideal if you have one or two members of staff who require a specific course.

  • Venue - Across the UK via training partners

    This course is available via our trusted training partners, who offer this course at sites across the UK. Please contact us to discuss your needs.

Closed Courses

A closed course is available for your team only. If you have multiple team members who require training, this is logistically easier and cost-effective for upskilling your team.

  • On Site

    This course is delivered by a trainer on-site. If you don’t have a room suitable on your site for training, you may hire a local venue where we can deliver this training to your team members.

How do I book or find out more information?

To find out more information or discuss your training needs, talk to our Training Team by calling 01427 420 405 or email or, or use the form below

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Disclaimer: Third Party Training

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