Mobile Elevating Work Platforms - MEWP

Who Should Attend?

Operators who operate the Mobile Elevating Work Platforms as part of their work and are in need of certification.

This course is available in both an instructor-monitored format and Blended format. For the blended format select:
• Mobile Elevating Work Platforms – Alberta
• Mobile Elevating Work Platforms with Operator Fall Protection – Alberta

boom and scissor lift

Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWP) are sometimes referred to as Aerial work platforms (AWP) and man-lifts.   Our Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWP) course follows the new CSA standards:

  1. CSA B354.7:17 Mobile elevating work platforms – Safety principles, inspection, maintenance and operation.
  2. CSA B354.8:17 Mobile elevating work platforms – Operator (driver) training.

For more information refer to our MEWP information sheet.

MEWP Skilled Operator

A skilled operator is one who has at least 100 hours of recent experience operating the Mobile Elevating Work Platforms.

Under the scrutiny of an evaluator, the skilled operator will demonstrate their ability to operate the Mobile Elevating Work Platform in a safe and efficient manner through a series of driving and operating exercises. Practical assessments take approximately 20-30 minutes.

MEWP New Operator

new operator is one who does not have over 100 hours of recent experience operating the MEWP.

This course is intended for those needing the training required to meet the basic and knowledge to operate a boom and/or scissor lift safely

The new operator will learn how to operate the machine performing the basic duties for what it was intended to perform under the direct supervision of an instructor.

They will gain about 2-3 hours of operating experience on the piece of equipment; demonstrating their ability to operate the equipment in a safe and efficient manner through a series of driving and operating exercises.

Course Outline

The course includes both a theory and practical section.

Topics covered in this course include:
• Related Legislation
• Ensuring a Safe Worksite
• Employer and Employee responsibilities
• Emergency Actions
• Job Planning and Hazard Assessments
• Inspections and Maintenance
• Safe Operation of MEWP
• Fall Protection for MEWP’s
• Basic Operation of MEWP’s
• Maintaining Equipment Stability

The practical portion includes demonstrating the ability to safely manoeuvre the equipment through a series of obstacles.

Fall Protection for Mobile Elevating Work Platform Operators.

This course is intended for Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) operators and their passengers working at height strictly inside the platform of their Mobile Elevating Work Platform.

Add-on this course for $50.00

If you will be working at heights outside of the MEWP baskets, please complete the full Fall Protection Course.

Course Details

Length: Theory: Two – Three hours – Practical will depend on if you are a skilled, or new operator

Certificate: Valid for three years

Prerequisite: Fall Protection or Operator Fall Protection


Boom Lift $155.00
Scissor Lift $155.00
Scissor Lift & Boom Lift $255.00
Scissor Lift & Boom Lift $425.00

Note: Smaller class sizes may result in the student taking the theory in our computer lab with the instructor present to monitor and assist the student. Practical components will be taught in-person with the guidance and supervision of the instructor.

Skilled - $155 - $225.00. New - $425.00

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