IPAF MEWPs for Managers (eLearning)

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 comprehensive IPAF MEWPs for managers online e-learning program serves as essential training for managers and supervisors, aligning with regulatory requirements and emphasising the importance of IPAF for managers in overseeing MEWPs (Mobile Elevating Work Platforms) on-site. Recognised by the UK HSE, this interactive course equips managers at all levels with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively manage MEWPs.

Key Questions Addressed:

  • Understanding legal obligations related to MEWP management.
  • Proper selection of equipment for specific tasks.
  • Ensuring trained and familiarised operators are operating MEWPs on-site.
  • Identifying potential hazards and implementing preventive measures.

 Course Content:

Covering crucial aspects of MEWP management, this course encompasses topics ranging from planning and risk assessment to equipment selection and operational safety. Key areas include compliance with Health & Safety regulations, accident prevention strategies, personal protective equipment (PPE) usage, and pre-use checks and maintenance. It guides managers through the entire MEWP management process, from equipment selection and operator training to safe equipment deployment and retrieval at work sites.


Utilising advanced eLearning tools, the IPAF MEWPs for Managers course offers an immersive learning experience featuring 360-degree videos, interactive graphics, and virtual scenarios. Candidates benefit from flexible online learning, allowing them to complete sections at their convenience. Sophisticated facial recognition technology is employed during training and evaluation sessions to ensure candidate identity and prevent fraudulent activity.

Topics Covered:

  • Machine classification and types of MEWPs.
  • Historical overview of MEWPs.
  • Matching machine suitability to tasks.
  • Overview of relevant regulations:
    • Health and Safety at Work Act 1997.
    • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations.
    • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations.
    • Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations.
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at Work Regulations.
    • Work at Height Regulations.
  • Safe operation and delivery of MEWPs.

Successful completion of this online course earns candidates an IPAF certificate. Additionally, individuals holding a valid Powered Access Licence (PAL) for operating equipment can have the MEWPs for Managers (MM) category added to their PAL Card.

Legally you can use a MEWP without IPAF training however it is not recommended. IPAF training provides a user with all the information you need to stay safe while operating a powered access machine.

An IPAF MEWPs for Managers Certificate is valid for 5 years at which it will then need to be renewed.

Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) should be inspected, maintained, and examined at least every 6 months.

IPAF training teaches operators how to prepare and safely operate Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs). A MEWP refers to a cherry picker, aerial lift, and scissor lift.

MEWPs for managers is aimed for anyone who plans, supervises, or manages working at heigh with Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs). The training teaches an operator how to prepare and safely operate various types of MEWPs, also referred to as cherry pickers, aerial lifts, or scissor lifts.



Please Note: You have 90 days in which to complete your practical test upon completion of this eLearning course. To book your practical test, please contact us.
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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.

CERTIFICATION – Please note that all IPAF cards are issued via an app and called EPAL, if you require a hard copy then an additional £10 will be charged on day of training.

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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