Skanska managers complete MEWPs for Managers course
Managers learn to safely coordinate the use MEWPs on site
Twenty managers from Skanska Romania have successfully completed the IPAF MEWPs for Managers course, which enables supervisors and managers to prepare for and safely coordinate the use of various types of mobile elevating work platforms on site.
The course was conducted by IPAF-certified instructor Martin Wraith and was organised by and held at IPAF member rental company Industrial Access Romania, which won an International Award for Powered Access (IAPA) as Access Rental Company of the Year 2013.
One of the managers who attended the course, Mircea Bosie, Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) coordinator at Skanska Romania, said: “The structure of the training module was good and allowed us to enter step by step into the subject, without bringing a huge amount of information all at the same time. The content of the training was very clear, easy to understand by everyone, and it was presented in an interesting way with the use of videos, case studies and animations. The biggest plus was the instructor who was very well prepared and delivered the course effectively.”
IPAF’s MEWPs for Managers course is available from approved training centres worldwide in English, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Spanish and Portuguese. The one-day course is not about operating equipment, but about planning, supervising and effectively managing the use of MEWPs on site. It ends with a written test that candidates must pass in order to obtain a certificate.
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IPAF is the parent organization of North America's Aerial Work Platform Training (AWPT). Both are not-for-profit member organizations that promote the safe and effective use of powered access equipment. Find more information at www.ipaf.org.