The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) is a globally renowned organization dedicated to promoting the safe and effective utilization of powered access equipment on a worldwide scale. Their mission encompasses the provision of technical advice, information dissemination, advocacy and interpretation of legislation and standards, and the development of safety initiatives and training programs. The IPAF training program is universally recognized, designed by leading industry professionals, and available in multiple languages across the globe. As a testament to its global standing, Kaileys Consortium is proud to be a registered IPAF training center.
Aims and Objectives:
- Guarantee the safe operation of MEWPs .
- Enhance workplace efficiency.
- Ensure full compliance with the pertinent Global regulations and standards governing MEWPs.
- Eligibility: This program is designed for individuals responsible for operating MEWPs, with no prior qualifications required.
MEWP for Managers Course
Companies that employ MEWPs must be well-versed in their managerial and legal responsibilities, as well as how to maximize the effective use of these vital machines. Our MEWP for Managers Course provides in-depth coverage of what managers need to know for the safe and efficient utilization of MEWPs on-site. This encompasses essential aspects such as job planning, risk assessment, equipment selection for optimal cost-efficiency, and mitigating all potential risks. In many countries, employers are legally obligated to provide training to all employees involved in planning, supervising, or managing work at height and the use of related equipment.
Consider these essential questions:
- Do you fully comprehend your legal obligations?
- Have you chosen the right machinery for the task at hand?
- Who is operating MEWPs on your site, and have they undergone proper training and familiarization?
- Have you considered potential hazards and taken preventive measures?
This training course is designed to help you answer these critical questions and equip you with the knowledge and skills required to manage MEWPs on-site safely and effectively.
Kaileys Consortium, an accredited training organization in Kenya, offers IPAF's eLearning platform. This solution provides a flexible and enhanced online learning experience for both mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) operators and MEWP managers. Rest assured that our eLearning module delivers the same high-quality theory training as in the classroom, and it can be completed using a variety of devices, at your convenience, anywhere, and at your own pace.
MEWP Operator Course (Scissor Lift & Cherry Picker)
The IPAF MEWP Operator Course is a comprehensive training program designed to instruct individuals in the safe operation of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs). MEWPs, known as scissor lifts, cherry pickers, or aerial lifts, are essential equipment in various industries. This training course, offered by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF), focuses on equipping individuals with the knowledge and skills they need to operate a MEWP safely, efficiently, and in full compliance with relevant regulations and standards.
An IPAF MEWP Operator Course typically covers the following critical topics:
- Understanding the types of MEWPs, including scissor lifts, boom lifts, and vertical lifts, along with the specific regulations and standards that apply to each type.
- Proper inspection and maintenance of a MEWP, which includes assessing the condition of the platform, controls, and safety features.
- Safe setup and preparation of a MEWP for use, involving selecting the appropriate outriggers or stabilizers and conducting a pre-use inspection.
- Safe operation of a MEWP, which includes controlling the platform, using the controls and safety features, and maintaining stability while working at height.
- Proper shutdown and securing of a MEWP when not in use, including conducting a post-use inspection and completing all necessary procedures.