MEWP Supervisor

Warehouse scenario from the new IPAF MEWPs for Managers training course

Operate legally and safely

IPAF’s MEWP Supervisor course is for personnel who monitor and supervise the performance of operators’ use of  Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs). Can be completed via eLearning or at an IPAF-approved training center.Can be completed via eLearning or at an IPAF-approved training centre.

About the course

Companies that use MEWPs must designate a person to monitor, supervise and evaluate operators on a regular basis to ensure their proficiency and these individuals must receive MEWP Supervisor training. 

This course covers what supervisors  need to know regarding the rules, regulations and standards that 
apply to MEWPs for their safe and effective use, including selecting the right equipment, compliance with manufacturers’ operator manuals and mitigating all possible risks from potential hazards.

  • Do you know your responsibilities as a MEWP supervisor?
  • Have you selected the right machine for the job at hand?
  • Are the people you authorized to operate MEWPs properly trained and familiarized?
  • Have you identified potential hazards and taken preventive measures?

This training course will help you answer these questions and prepare you to safely and effectively supervise MEWP operations on site.

Who should take this course?

Anyone responsible for overseeing site management of MEWPs. Examples include MEWP supervisors, employers, project managers, infrastructure managers, foremen. The requirement applies to industries and environments such as construction, facilities management, retail, industrial cleaning, farming, airports and arboriculture. 


This course covers what supervisors must know to ensure the safe use of MEWPs on site. The course concludes with a written test. Upon successful completion of the theory test, candidates will receive an IPAF certificate. N.B. This course is not operator training; no MEWPs/machines are included in this training course. 


For your convenience, the eLearning version of the IPAF MEWP Supervisor course enables candidates to undertake their training in sections and to pass the online course at a time, pace and place of their choice, on compatible PCs and tablet devices. Alternatively, instructor led training can be delivered by an IPAF approved instructor at an agreed time and location. 

To book this course, contact your nearest IPAF-approved training center