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MEWP – Mobile Elevated Work Platforms with Fall Protection Basics

Course Location: SSM and on-site (SSM provides scissor lift for practical portion only)
Course Duration: 6 – 8 hours
Course Fee: $269 per person / $2059 group rate
Class Size: Up to 12
Training outside of Winnipeg may be subject to higher pricing 

Course Description

Our training provides students with the most current legislative information on mobile elevated work platforms including the CAN/CSA-B354.7 and CAN/CSA-B354.8 Mobile Elevating Work Platforms.

The MEWP training course includes a written and practical skill assessment to validate training competencies.

NOTE: Practical at SSM uses scissor lift only.

Learning Outcomes

  • MEWP design types
  • Operator qualifications and responsibilities
  • Safe operating procedures
  • MEWP components
  • Battery charging and refueling
  • Pre-operational inspections
  • Fall protection basics

Practical Evaluation

Participants will each drive the MEWP through a course set up by the instructor to test driving abilities.

Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Act
Further duties of employer

4(2) without limiting the generality of an employer’s duty under subsection (1), every employer shall

(b) provide to all his workers such information, instruction, training, supervision and facilities to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the safety, health and welfare at work of all his workers;

(c) ensure that all his workers, and particularly his supervisors, foremen, charge hands or similar persons, are acquainted with any safety or health hazards which may be encountered by the workers in the course of their service, and that workers are familiar with the use of all devices or equipment provided for their protection.

What our students are saying

  • “Good instructor, good stories from industries, practical experience.”
  • “This was my first time in a lift and the instructor gave plenty of good tips and gave extra effort to make sure I did just fine.”
  • “I was particularly impressed with the instructor’s hands on (practical) portion at this course. I am a 1st time operator. He made me feel comfortable operating (the) platform before accomplishing the task at hand.”
  • “Gave us answers to questions and used analogies to further explain.”
  • “Learned to make a plan B for emergency response.”
  • “I learned how to operate the lift safely.”
  • “I learned to use equipment only for intended use, do not modify or change anything.”