Site Assessment (for MEWPs) Training Course

The IPAF load / unload course instructs an operator and/or driver in the correct safety procedures for the loading, unloading and securing of machinery prior to or following transportation by road.

IPAF Training Courses Available from Approved IPAF Trainer TMTC

Course Aim

Selecting a Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) can be complex and challenging. Being confident and sufficiently knowledgeable to select the correct MEWP for the job directly reduces risk. Correct MEWP selection also improves the effectiveness and efficiency of MEWP operation, reducing unnecessary costs and creating the ability to work to slicker timescales.

The course guides candidates through the process of determining the optimum MEWP for a given task. Factors covered include height, reach, up-and-over height, the weight of people, required materials & tools, environment, restrictions, set-up, hazards, permits, accessories, delivery, and completion of documentation to justify the selection. The course is theory-based only and incorporates an exam.

On completion of this course, the candidate will receive an IPAF certificate as evidence of successful training. Please note, there is no expiration date on the certificate.

Who is this course for? 

Those working for rental companies who need to determine which type of MEWP a client should rent/hire from them for the work required. Those working in any industry, such as supervisors, who wish to gain the confidence and knowledge required to make their own decision about which kind of MEWP to rent/hire for the work required. Safety professionals who need to assess whether or not the MEWP being used is the best selection for the task. N.B. all candidates must hold a valid PAL Card for operator training or a MEWPs for Managers qualification.

How long is this course? 

The course lasts half a day. The course can be taken either at an IPAF-approved training centre or entirely online via eLearning – candidates work through the modules in their own time.