Purpose

The person credited with this unit standard is able to safely operate and use a Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP). The learner will be able to assess his/her work environment so as to establish any safety hazards in order to prevent or eliminate such hazards and resultant losses, to conduct preinspection tests and to operate the MEWP in safe conditions.

SAQA ID: 243272
NQF Level: 2
Credits: 10
Accrediting SETA: TETA
Duration: Recertification 1 day | Novice 5 days
Recommended Entry Criteria:Grade 9 Literacy and Numeracy
Certification Issued: Competency Certificate

Unit Standard Range

MEWP will include but are not limited to Cherry Picker, Scissor Lift, Boom Lift, Access Platform, Man Lift, Personnel Lift, Aerial Work Platform.

Specific Outcomes

  1. Identify applications to decide on appropriate Mobile Elevating Work Platform to be used.
  2. Assess risks in the work environment to prevent and eliminate safety hazards.
  3. Conduct pre-operation inspection of Mobile Elevating Work Platform.
  4. Place people, tools and equipment correctly and safely on Mobile Elevating Work Platform.
  5. Operate a Mobile Elevating Work Platform.
  6. Conduct shut-down procedures and stow Mobile Elevating Work Platform safely.

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