Operate a Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP)

Operator Training & Licensing

SAQA ID : 243272
No. of Credits: 10
NQF Level: 2

Course Introduction

The person credited with this unit standard is able to safely operate and use a Mobile Elevating Work Platform. The learner will be able to assess his/her work environment so as to establish any safety hazards in order to prevent or eliminate such hazards and resultant losses, to conduct pre-inspection tests and to operate the Mobile Elevating Work Platform in safe conditions.

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

Unit Standard No: 243272

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.

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.

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 a 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:

  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1 or equivalent
  • Communication at NQF Level 1 or equivalent
  • Re-certification training should have a certificate not expired for more than 90 days.

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. 

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