Operate a Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP)

Operator Training & Licensing

SAQA ID : 243278
No. of Credits: 10
NQF Level: 2

Course Introduction

On completion of the course, the successful learner will be able to safely operate and use a mobile elevating work platform (MEWP). The learner will be able to assess their work environment to establish any safety hazards to:
• prevent or eliminate such hazards and resultant losses
• conduct pre-inspection tests
• operate the MEWP in safe conditions

Qualification Title: Operate a Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP)

Unit Standard No: 243275

No. of Credits: 10

NQF Level: 2

On completion of the course, the successful learner will be able to safely operate and use a mobile elevating work platform (MEWP). The learner will be able to assess their work environment to establish any safety hazards to:

  • prevent or eliminate such hazards and resultant losses
  • conduct pre-inspection tests
  • operate the MEWP in safe conditions.

The qualifying learner is capable of:

  • Identifying applications to decide on the appropriate Mobile Elevating Work Platform to be used.
  • Assessing risks in the work environment to prevent and eliminate safety hazards.
  • Conducting pre-operation inspection of Mobile Elevating Work Platform.
  • Making use of safe operating procedures and practices for a Mobile Elevating Work Platform.
  • Placing people, tools and equipment correctly and safely on Mobile Elevating Work Platform.
  • Conducting shut-down procedures and stow Mobile Elevating Work Platform safely.

Learning assumed to be in place and recognition of prior learning

It is assumed that learners are competent in:

  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1 or equivalent.
  • Communication at NQF Level 1 or equivalent.

Novice: 5 days

Recertification: 1 day

This course is targeted at employees (Novice or experienced) with responsibilities for functions within the workplace that relate to operating mobile elevated work platforms on the following types of machinery:

Mobile Elevating Work Platform will include but are not limited to:

  • Cherry Picker
  • Scissor Lift
  • Boom Lift
  • Access Platform
  • Man Lift,
  • Personnel Lift
  • Aerial Work Platform

R 2 550.00 per day

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