The MEWPs For Managers course is aimed at managers and supervisors who's work includes or will include planning, supervising and managing of working at height that includes mobile elevated work platforms (MEWPs) and the operators of this equipment, without them being the person using the equipment themselves.
Paul Roddis, Training Manager at IPAF, is quoted as saying about the new course:
(Quote from article on IPAF website)
“MEWPs for Managers has received a much-awaited upgrade and is also available as eLearning for the first time. This will make it very convenient for project planners, site managers and supervisors to fit this essential training into their busy schedules.
“The updated course has been completely overhauled to make it easier to directly apply the learning in the real world. The redesigned course considers the whole process of MEWP management, from selecting the right machine, properly training the appropriate operators and providing the right protections, through securing the MEWPs to organising safe delivery and collection of the plant to and from work sites. It’s very comprehensive.
“The course is engaging, challenging and rewarding and is a must for all persons who plan, supervise, manage or control the use of MEWPs in the workplace. It now utilises interactive 360-degree graphics and virtual scenarios that contextualise specific hazards and requires candidates to put various pieces of risk assessment and technical and safety guidance together to identify and control identified risks.
“We are confident that the updated course, whether in the eLearning version or the tutor-led modules, promotes higher-order thinking skills and will aid retention of learning. The course is currently being rolled out in English-speaking IPAF territories including the UK & Ireland, North America and the Middle East, while work continues apace to complete translations into all official IPAF training languages. The course will also be released in German, and other languages, during 2019.”
As well as the standard Instructor led classroom based course, the course is now also available as an E-Learning module, meaning you can do the course in the comfort of your home or office, in your own time, at your own pace, on compatible PCs and tablets. This makes getting this training completed much easier to fit around the busy schedules which managers and supervisors may have.
The E-Learning module also makes use of sophisticated facial recognition software throughout the entire module, including the evaluation, to ensure the delegates identity throughout and to prevent fraudulant activities.
RSC Training Director Richard Chapman commented: "The MEWPs For Managers course was long overdue an upgrade to bring it up to date and on par with the Operator course! Its a lot more involved and engaging for those coming along to do the course now and it covers everything a manager needs to know about managing MEWPs in the workplace."
Richard added: "The E-Learning option could also prove to be quite popular, as it makes life so much easier for the customer to schedule the training around their own timetables, which saves them taking time out from their normal jobs to complete the training."
For further information on this course, please visit our MEWPs For Managers page.
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