Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) Safety Training
Including Aerial Lift and Scissor Lift Equipment
An average of twenty-six construction workers die every year due to accidents involving Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (aka MEWPs) – most caused by falls, electrocutions, and collapses or tip-overs. Paragon Safety Group offers safety training to help workers safely use, maintain, and operate all types of MEWPs, including aerial lifts and scissor lifts. Our MEWP training classes are fully compliant with the new ANSI training standards in effect as of December 1, 2019.
Offered in both English and Spanish, the MEWP Safety Training course teaches workers the hazards associated with MEWPs and the long list of regulations your company must abide by to achieve and maintain OSHA compliance.
Who should take a Mobile Elevating Work Platform training course?
Paragon’s MEWP Safety Training course is designed for drivers, occupants, and supervisors, emphasizing hazard identification and safe work practices that apply to all personnel who use MEWPs on the job. The course covers hazard identification, avoidance, and control, along with practical information on safe work practices.
Specific topics covered in this course include:
- Introduction to lift safety
- OSHA requirements
- MEWP fatalities and injuries
- Classification of hazards
- Operation on uneven surfaces
- Fall prevention and protection
- Overloading, overextension, and electrocution hazards
- Operation procedures in inclement weather
- Proper inspection guidelines
- General safety tips that apply to all operators of aerial lifts
Each participant who successfully completes the training course will receive a certificate of completion indicating the type and group of MEWP on which they have been trained.
Prevent MEWP Accidents with Paragon
For more information about Paragon’s MEWP Safety Training course, contact us today!
Paragon Safety Group also offers OSHA 10-Hour and OSHA 30-Hour training, as well as construction safety training on a variety of additional topics. See our course calendar for a complete schedule of upcoming course offerings.