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IPAF MEWPs for Managers: E‑Learning


The IPAF MEWPs for Managers course is essential for all managers and supervisors who need to safely manage work at height and the use of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms.


This online e-learning course can aid compliance with the requirement for manager and supervisor training and has been recognised as an important qualification for managers at all levels by the UK HSE. This interactive online course will help you to answer the following questions and prepare you to manage MEWPs on site.

  • Do you know what your legal obligations are?

  • Have you selected the right machine for the job at hand?

  • Who is operating MEWPs on your site and have they been trained and familiarised?

  • Have you considered the potential hazards and taken preventive measures?


The course covers what managers need to know about using MEWPs on site, from planning and risk assessment, to selecting the right equipment. Includes topics such as Health & Safety regulations, accident prevention and control, personal protective equipment, and pre-use checks and maintenance. It covers the whole process of MEWP management, from selecting the right machine, making sure operators are porperly trained, through to securing the MEWPs and organizing safe delivery and collection of the plant to and from work sites.


The eLearning version of the IPAF MEWPs for Managers course uses a new generation of learning tools providing immersive 360-degree videos, enhanced interactive graphics and virtual scenarios. Candidates have complete flexibility to undertake and pass the online sections at a time and place of their choosing. It uses sophisticated facial recognition across the online training and evaluation session to ensure the candidate’s identity and to prevent any attempt to obtain the qualification through fraudulent means.



  • Machine classification andtypes of machines

  • History of MEWPs

  • Suitability of machine to task

  • Health and safety at work act 1997 employer/employee responsibilities

  • Provision and use of Work Equipment Regulations

  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations

  • Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations

  • Personnel Protective Equipment(PPE) at Work Regulations

  • Work at Height Regulations

  • Safe use and delivery of MEWPS


The course is targeted at project managers, foremen and supervisors. Anyone who is responsible for planning and overseeing the use of MEWPs on their job site.



This course is only for those individuals who have an in-date PAL Card due for RENEWAL for IPAF MEWP Operator training and who have sufficient experience. The advantage to candidates includes a shorter training time. This course is available at all of our training centres.

This course provides recertification training for experienced IPAF MEWP Operators through the use of Virtual Reality (VR) simulations to refresh their knowledge in a range of situations and environments.

This RENEWAL training course will instruct and refresh an operator to prepare and safely operate various types of MEWPs, also referred to as cherry pickers, aerial lifts, or scissor lifts. Categories include Mobile Vertical (3a) and Mobile Boom (3b).

Keep an eye on our socials and website for any updates on the development of Static Boom (1b) Virtual Reality MEWP simulator.

Is this something you’re interested in? you can call on 01527 871123






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Course Type: Online E-Learning
Course Login Expiration: 12 months


This course is an online e-learning course which you can complete in the comfort of your own office/home. This removes the need to physically attend one of our training centres saving you valuable time. You will be emailed a login certificate within 1 day of purchase. The login will be valid for up to 12 months. 

This course qualifies for Tier 2 CITB Grant funding of £140. GTAccess is a CITB Approved Training Organisation (ATO) and as such our customers are able to claim grants when completing certain courses. The value of the grant is dependent on the duration and content of the course. For more information on CITB Grant Funding and for a full list of applicable courses and grant values - Please Click Here.

Upon successful completion of this online course, candidates will receive an IPAF certificate. Those who hold a valid Powered Access Licence for operating equipment can have the MEWPs for Managers (MM) category added to their PAL Card.

You will need access to either a computer with webcam or a tablet device with a camera to be able to complete the course. The camera is used by the facial recognition software.




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Prefer us to come to you?

No problem, we can come to your premises. We would require a suitable training room for the day, a safe and clear area outside for the practical part of the training and access to a powered access machine which we can supply if required.

Call our training department on 01527 876798 to discuss and book on site training.

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