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MEWP Boom Training in Manchester


Fully accredited MEWP Boom training courses. 1 day course, depending on experience & number of participants.

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MEWP Boom training courses

Pro Trainers UK is an accredited MEWP training organisation in Manchester with the LANTRA, I.T.S.S.A.R. and National Plant (NPORS) training bodies. Our training is delivered to an exceptional standard and is monitored regularly to ensure quality. Our MEWP Boom certification is nationally recognised and can be used nationwide.

Our MEWP Boom training courses include: ​

  • Certification options for Quality Assurance, NPORS, LANTRA and ITSSAR

  • Full Certification and Test Fees

  • Provision of ID card with photograph

  • Certificate of Basic Training

  • A detailed course manual with working exercises (except Refresher courses)

  • MEWP Boom courses are available onsite. and at our training centre



Our MEWP Boom Lift Training Courses


MEWP Boom Novice Course

At Pro Trainers UK, we're committed to delivering plant training that not only meets but exceeds the standards set by industry bodies. Our MEWP Boom courses are meticulously designed to ensure your team reaches the pinnacle of operational proficiency. We take pride in our detailed assessment reports, tailored specifically to each course, giving you the peace of mind that your employees are fully competent in all aspects of the training.

Course Name: MEWP (Manual Elevated Working Platform) Boom training

Target Audience: Novices or operators looking to expand their skills to other types of lifting machinery.

Duration: Varies based on specific needs. Typically 1 days with a maximum of 5 participants

Availability: Our MEWP Boom courses are available onsite and at our training centre.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Acquire the ability to operate a MEWP Boom

  • Enhance employability with a broader skill set.

  • Receive a comprehensive certification for MEWP Boom lift operation.


Key Assessment Areas

At Pro Trainers UK, we adhere to rigorous guidelines set by NPORS, LANTRA, and ITSSAR to ensure that your staff receive comprehensive and effective training. Below is an assessment report outlining the key aspects evaluated during the MEWP boom training course.

Pre-Operational Checks: Participants are required to conduct thorough pre-operational checks covering essential components such as fluid levels, tires, brakes, lights, hydraulics, safety devices, and more. This ensures that the MEWP boom is in optimal condition before operation.

Operator Safety: Operators are assessed on their adherence to safety protocols, including the inspection and correct use of safety harnesses. They must demonstrate awareness of potential hazards such as overhead obstructions, power lines, and adverse weather conditions.

Route Safety: Participants are evaluated on their ability to assess ground conditions, identify overhead obstructions and power lines, and ensure clear routes to the working area. Proper placement of warning signs and clear communication of hazards are essential aspects of this evaluation.

Site Safety: The assessment includes tasks related to travelling to the working area, setting up the machine, and elevating the platform to predetermined heights safely. Operators must demonstrate competence in maximizing platform height while maintaining site safety.

Controls Usage: Operators are assessed on their proficiency in using all controls to manoeuvre the machine into position, carry out work tasks, and prepare the platform for travel. This includes simulated or actual work tasks performed within specified parameters.

Operator Knowledge: Participants are expected to provide essential information regarding the MEWP boom, including maximum working height, safe working load, maximum wind speed for operation, and maximum operating radius. This demonstrates their understanding of equipment specifications and operational limitations.

End of Shift Procedures: The assessment concludes with operators safely parking the machine on firm-level ground, ensuring all rams are closed and the platform is lowered. Participants must complete end-of-shift tasks such as refuelling or charging, checking for defects, and securing the machine before leaving it safe and secure.

Testing and Certification Details


The Practical Test and Its Importance

Our MEWP Boom lift training culminates in a practical test, a crucial step towards certification. This test, validated and approved by either NPORS, LANTRA, ITSSAR or Quality Assurance (depending on your preferences) is a comprehensive evaluation of your crane operating skills. Passing this test signifies that you have attained the proficiency required to operate a MEWP Boom safely and effectively. It's important to note that this test is not just a formality; it's a rigorous assessment that ensures you are ready for real-world plant operations.


Three stages of Training

Basic Training: This is where you'll learn the fundamentals of plant operation, including handling and safety procedures. It's the first step towards becoming a competent operator.

Specific Job Training: Tailored to your workplace, this stage includes training on specific handling attachments and knowledge of the work environment.

Familiarisation Training: Conducted on the job under close supervision, this stage allows you to apply what you've learned in a practical setting, ensuring you're comfortable and competent in your specific work context.


Test Revisions & Expectations

The practical test has undergone revisions to ensure it remains relevant and challenging. These changes include an updated marking sheet, where certain faults may now score higher, reflecting the emphasis on safety and precision in operations. Additionally, the test now includes a written component, where candidates are expected to achieve a minimum score of 80%. This includes both multiple-choice and open questions, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of both practical and theoretical aspects of MEWP Boom operation.


Who Should Attend MEWP Boom Training?

MEWP boom training is essential for individuals who operate or supervise the operation of Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs) with boom configurations. This includes operators, supervisors, and site managers responsible for ensuring safe working practices.

What Does MEWP Boom Training Cover?

Our MEWP boom training covers a range of topics, including pre-operational checks, safe operation procedures, hazard identification, emergency protocols, and equipment limitations. Participants also learn about proper use of safety harnesses and fall protection measures.

How Long Does MEWP Boom Training Take?

The duration of MEWP boom training varies depending on factors such as prior experience, the complexity of the equipment, and specific training requirements. Typically, the training can be completed in one day.

Is MEWP Boom Training Available Onsite?

Yes, we offer onsite MEWP boom training to accommodate the needs of our clients. This allows us to tailor the training to the specific equipment and work environment, ensuring relevance and effectiveness.

Are There Any Prerequisites for MEWP Boom Training?

While there are no formal prerequisites for MEWP boom training, participants are expected to have a basic understanding of workplace safety practices and familiarity with the equipment they will be operating.

Is MEWP Boom Training Recognised by Industry Standards?

Yes, our MEWP boom training is aligned with industry standards and regulations set by organizations such as NPORS, LANTRA, and ITSSAR. Participants receive certification upon successful completion of the training, validating their competency.

What Equipment is Covered in MEWP Boom Training?

Our training covers various types of MEWPs with boom configurations, including telescopic booms, articulating booms, and cherry pickers. Participants learn how to operate and safely manoeuvre these machines in different work environments.

Can Experienced Operators Benefit from MEWP Boom Training?

Absolutely. Even experienced operators can benefit from MEWP boom training by refreshing their knowledge, learning new techniques, and staying updated on industry best practices. Continuous training helps ensure safe and efficient operation of MEWPs.

Is Practical Training Included in MEWP Boom Training?

Yes, our MEWP boom training includes practical hands-on sessions where participants have the opportunity to operate the equipment under the guidance of experienced instructors. This practical training is essential for developing operational skills and confidence.

How Often Should MEWP Boom Operators Receive Training?

Refresher training is recommended for MEWP boom operators at regular intervals to ensure that they stay current with safety regulations, equipment updates, and best practices. The frequency of refresher training may vary based on industry requirements and workplace policies.



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