MEWPs – Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (Aerial Lift) (SE)
This theory and hands-on qualification workshop combines classroom instruction with operating techniques to train participants in the safe operation of Aerial Lifts in compliance with OSHA regulations and ANSI standards.
Aerial Work Platforms have been renamed and are now called Mobile Elevating Work Platforms or MEWPs. Along with the new terminology for lifts is a new classification system. Previously, Aerial Work Platforms were classified by product type like scissor lifts, boom lifts, etc. MEWPs will now be classified into “groups” and sub-divided into three “types.
Group classification is determined by whether the lift stays within the tipping lines or moves beyond the tipping lines. “Group A” MEWPs move vertically but stay within the chassis or tipping lines, Scissor lifts are an example of this group. “Group B” MEWPs can move beyond the machine’s chassis or tipping lines (wheels or outriggers). Group B generally refers to boom lifts.
MEWP Type is determined by whether the lift can travel when stowed or elevated and the location of the controls which allow such travel.
Type 1 MEWPs can only travel with the platform in a stowed position.
Type 2 MEWPs can travel elevated and is controlled from the chassis.
Type 3 MEWPs can travel elevated and is controlled from the platform.
Edison Training Center APPRENTICE PREREQUISITES: NONE
Class minimum: 5 *class may be subject to cancellation if class minimum not met.
Members attending training must provide their own safety shoes, safety goggles, gloves, ear protection and hard hats. Failure to provide your own safety equipment may result in your being dropped from a particular training session.
100% attendance is required for all courses. Members must attend all class dates to receive credit/hours. NO credit will be given for an incomplete course and there will be NO makeup dates. If you are unable to complete the entire course, you will have to withdraw and sign up for the next available class and complete all hours. *We ask that all members arrive on time. Late arrivals (and early departures) are disruptive to instructors and participants. Poor attendance / disruptive behavior will result in your being dropped from a particular training session.
To maximize the effectiveness of our training sessions, we limit the number of attendees. If you are registered for a specific training and need to cancel, please take a minute and log-on to the website and withdraw from the class. Once you log-in, classes you are registered for will appear under your profile, click on the class to unregister.
Failure to withdraw or notify us within 3 days of the start date of the class will result in a NO SHOW in your training history and may result in you being denied registration for future training. We reserve the right to cancel any course for which there is an insufficient number of registered attendees. Registrants may then enroll in the next available offering of the course, or cancel the registration.