Course Aims

To provide delegates with an understanding of the need for accident prevention, safe MEWP operational procedures, emergency MEWP descent operations and the responsibilities of the employers and employees.

Key Learning Objectives:

Candidates to be fully aware and confident of

  • The need for accident prevention
  • Safe operational procedures
  • Emergency descent operations
  • The responsibility of the employers and employees

IPAF BSC - Mobile Elevating Work Platform - Combined

Who Attends

Anyone who is required to manage and or operate Boom and Scissor MEWPS.

Course Content

  • Theoretical aspects of mobile access work platform operation
  • Identification and understanding of operational hazards
  • Requirement, procedure and benefits of pre-operational inspection
  • Procedure and benefits of full function testing
  • Procedure and identification of specific site hazards
  • Understanding limitations of machine application
  • Practical operation of mobile access work platform operation
  • Understand and apply correct starting procedure
  • Identify proximity of all hazards, both overhead and others
  • Travel machine with platform in the correct position
  • Correctly position machine in relation to the task
  • Deploy stabilisers and level machine
  • Stow tools/equipment safely on platform
  • Use safety harness
  • Raise and lower platform correctly
  • Slew and travel correctly
  • Mount and dismount the machine correctly


This course will provide delegates with the knowledge required to ensure managers and operative employees within an organisation understand how to safely operate boom and scissor MEWPS.


Teaching Methods
Teaching is conducted using video, audio, slides, graphs and descriptive media as well as practical tuition using the equipment under instruction.

Assessment Methods
30 min Theory written test and 30 min Practical test.

Qualifications Obtained


Entry Requirements

Pre-Requisites:  The minimum entry requirement is a good understanding of spoken and written English

Additional Information

Personal Protective Equipment Required:

  • Hard hat
  • High Viz Clothing
  • Steel capped work boots
  • Harness
  • Gloves

Next Available Date:
  • Start Date


  • Availability

    4 Places

  • Duration

    1 Day

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