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ISM Training – official and accredited by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) – delivers Working at Height training in ISM Training Centre, Tallaght.

Mobile Elevated Platform Training, also known as MEWPs or scissor lift and telescopic boom, is regarded as essential health & safety training. The training is delivered in line with government guidelines on protective measures and safety limits.  

The training will give your team the required industry standard skills and certification to keep your team safe and your organisation complying with the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work regulations. 

When working at height it is imperative that a safe system of work is established. One way of achieving this is using MEWPs. They are designed to carry people and equipment safely to a required work position.

ISM Working at Height training courses, specifically IPAF accredited MEWP category 3a and 3b, are for beginner and experienced operators requiring certification on scissor lifts (mobile vertical 3a) and cherry pickers (mobile boom 3b). 

“There are a number of different types of MEWPs so therefore it is imperative that the operator is properly trained not only to operate the MEWP but is also given the knowledge required to choose the proper MEWP for a specific task and carry out that task safely according to HSA guidelines. An untrained operator cannot operate a MEWP”, says ISM’s IPAF Trainer Conor Hunt and continues “Employers have a legal obligation to ensure their employees are properly trained in all aspects of MEWP operation. This starts with choosing the correct machine for the job, choosing the correct PPE, familiarising themselves with the chosen MEWP, securing the work area and to complete the task safely without jeopardizing the safety of any person or property within the work area”. 

Paul Kenny, ISM Training Services Manager co-ordinates the IPAF accredited ISM Training Centre in Tallaght and designs in-house tailor-made training courses for companies’ needs. “The work platform lifts are mechanical machinery that allow the operator to access high areas. They are designed to carry people and equipment. That combination –height, people, and equipment – needs to be right in order to prevent hazards. The safest solution is prevention, in other words, training. The main purpose of the training is to minimise risks. Employers and employees have the responsibility to take the necessary precautions to avoid, prevent and reduce accidents and implement safe operation of the lifts”, Kenny says. 

Book online and contact Paul Kenny at ISM Training Services for further information on which MEWP course to choose for you and your team. 

paulkenny@ism.ie | 01 864 1790