MEWP Occupant Familiarization Class
Under the new MEWP (Mobile Elevating Work Platform) ANSI guidelines, occupants also known as passengers must have familiarization training and be shown and know how to lower a lift in an emergency if the operator cannot. This class should take about 30 to 45 minutes and will print a certifiate of completion after the test is completed.
Occupants should only have to take this class one time, but may need to be shown the emergency lowering procedures on each different lift type if they are going to ride in different lifts. The training will review basic information about lift safety, fall protection and emergency response options. There is also access to generic job hazard analysis documents (safety plan) and rescue plan documents as per the new standard.