Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPS) Operator


To provide employees with sufficient skills and knowledge to carry out their duties safely and efficiently whilst operating mobile elevating work platforms. The training is carried out to a standard accredited by ITSSAR (Independent Training Standards Scheme and Register) in line with HSE expectations.

Accredited Mechanical Handling Equipment training now requires all candidates to be registered with a governing body. This is required for companies whose operators work on their own and clients sites and require a national certificate.

Evolve Training will register all our candidates with ITSSAR under the TOPS (Trained Operator Passport Scheme). ITSSAR TOPS registration costs £17.00 plus VAT per candidate and this is included in the price of the training.


Classroom and practical instruction on the following:

  • Ground Conditions
  • Selection, Inspection, & Use of Harness and Other PPE
  • Operating In Different Environments
  • Rescue Plan & Emergency Lowering
  • Electrical Hazards
  • Risk Assessment
  • Basic Principles of Stability
  • Pre & Post Use Checks
  • Safe Access & Egress
  • Safe starting, manoeuvring and stopping
  • Awareness of the working area
  • Accurate use of the hydraulic controls
  • Judgement of speed, space and height from the carrier
  • Isolation of work area
  • Park and Secure MEWP

An English Language written multiple-choice questionnaire and practical test must be completed satisfactorily to qualify for Certificate of Basic Training.

Course Duration

  • Novice operator 1 day
  • Experienced, non-certificated operator 1 day
  • Refresher/Conversion 1 day

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