Learn to correctly perform in-service inspections of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) to ensure safety and to meet legal requirements.
Lifting equipment, including MEWPs, must be inspected six-monthly/annually* by a competent person to ensure health and safety conditions are maintained, and that deterioration can be detected and remedied in good time.
Pre-Delivery Inspections (PDIs) and in-service inspections are a vital part of a service plan together with six-monthly/annual* inspections as stipulated above to ensure that MEWPs remain safe to use.
Who should take this course?
- Rental company staff
- Service technicians/mechanics
- Depot-based personnel
- Relevant legislation and legal requirements for a PDI
- Common MEWP faults
- When to pass or fail a MEWP under inspection
- How to conduct a PDI for specific categories of MEWPs
- Group exercises and hands-on practice
- Theory and practical test
Find your nearest IPAF PDI course by using the ‘Find a training centre’. Select ‘Pre-delivery inspections’ from the ‘Courses offered’ drop-down box.
MEWPs are one of the safest ways to perform temporary work at height. Ensure your equipment is safe to use through good maintenance regimes ranging from pre-use checks, pre-delivery and in-service inspections, to regular six-monthly/annual inspections as required by law, and major inspections. Guidance and resources on this subject are at ipaf.org/inspections.
*Please refer to country-specific legal requirements when determining the regularity of MEWP inspections.