Aerial Platforms Course

for MEWP Operator with or without stabilizers



Aerial Platforms Course for the training of operators of elevating work platforms (EWP), with or without stabilizers

The aerial platforms course is a theoretical-practical training course, mandatory for aerial platform operators. The use of work equipment that requires particular knowledge and responsibility makes a specific qualification mandatory. Legislative Decree 81/08 provides a dedicated training course for users of elevating work platforms. The State-Regions Conference Agreement of 02/22/2012 detailed the duration and contents of the course.

The course lasts 10 hours and expires every five years. To update training it is necessary to attend the Aerial Platforms Update which lasts 4 hours.

Theoretical and practical tests will be carried out to evaluate the knowledge acquired during the course; a participation/training/qualification certificate will be issued to those who successfully pass them.

Aerial Platforms License

The aerial platforms license, or MEWP license, is issued at the end of the training. The license corresponds to the training certificate, as it is the same document.

Choose one of the modes below:​

Check the next available dates, then fill out the corresponding registration form.

Starting from 5 members; request a quote for info and costs.

    Legal – Regulatory Module
    • Regulatory panorama regarding Safety and Hygiene in the Workplace with particular reference to working at heights and the use of work equipment for working at heights (Legislative Decree 81/08). Operator’s responsibility.

    Technical Module

    • Platform categories: Various types of platforms and description of general and specific characteristics.
    • Structural components: Stabilization systems, leveling, frame, rotating turret, pantograph/elevating arm structure.
    • Control and safety devices: Identification of control devices and their operation, identification of safety devices and their function.
    • Checks to be carried out before use: Visual and functional checks.
    • Specific PPE to be used with the platforms: helmet, harnesses, retention cord and related methods of use including attachment points on the platform.
    • Methods of safe use and risks: Analysis and evaluation of recurring risks in the use of platforms, movement and translation, positioning and stabilization, drives and maneuvers, refueling and parking safely at the end of the work.
    • Rescue operating procedures: Emergency descent mode.

    Practical module – for the purposes of enabling the use of both PLEs with stabilizers and PLEs without stabilizers
    • Identification of the structural components: stabilization systems, leveling, frame, revolving turret, pantograph/elevating arm structure, platform and related connection systems.
    • Control and safety devices: identification of control devices and their operation, identification of safety devices and their function.
    • Pre-use checks: visual and functional checks of the platforms, control, signaling and safety devices provided by the manufacturer in the platform instruction manual
    • Checks before transferring to the road: verification of the set-up conditions (power take-off, lifting structure and stabilisers, etc.)
    • Route planning: access slopes, obstacles on the route and at altitude, terrain conditions.
    • Movement and positioning of the platform: delimitation of the work area, signs to be set up on public roads, movement of the platforms in the workplace, positioning of stabilizers and leveling
    • Operational practice exercises: carrying out exercises in two thirds of the work area, observing the safety operating procedures. Platform movement simulations at height.
    • Emergency manoeuvres: carrying out emergency maneuvers to recover the platform positioned at high altitude on the ground.
    • Putting the platforms to rest at the end of the work: parking in a suitable area, precautions against unauthorized use, safe battery charging methods (for platforms equipped with battery power).

    Legislative references: articles. 37 paragraph 7 and 73 Legislative Decree 81/08 and subsequent amendments. and Agreement of the State-Regions Conference on work equipment of 22 February 2012

    Recipients: workers employed in the use of elevating work platforms, self-employed workers, employers

    Duration: 10 hours

    Type of training: classroom / home course

    Locations: at our headquarters in Lecce or at home

    Training certificate: certificate valid throughout Italy, for the purposes of the legislation in question

    Requirements: understanding of the Italian language

    Update: every 5 years