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Be Wise At Height 2013 Seminar Series

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Wednesday 29th May, 9am to 4pm

“MEWP Thorough examination / inspection and certification requirements”

Blulift in conjunction with the HSA have teamed up to deliver a one day seminar on MEWP thorough examination and certification. This seminar is a must for Safety Managers and those responsible for MEWP hire and maintenance within organisations.

The seminar will include using PUWER / LOLER / service manuals and machine files and also cover advanced planning of maintenance and service bulletins.


  • Michael McDonagh of the HSA
  • Lee Simmonds Chairperson of IPAF’s CAP Committee

9:00      Registration

9:30      Introduction- Pat Brown, Blulift Safety & Training Manager

9:45      Current Legislation and Regulatory requirements- Michael McDonagh, HSA

10:30    Tea/Coffee

11:00    Thorough Examination, – Lee Simmonds, IPAF CAP committee chairperson

  • Legislation, correct usage of PUWER and LOLER,
  • Sourcing technical information, planning and competence.
  • Example of questions being addressed
  • What does a thorough examination consist of?
  • What does an inspection consist of?
  • Are tools and measuring devices needed?
  • How long does it take?
  • Do I need a specified area?
  • Do I have to put a machine up to full height to test it?
  • What other checks need to be undertaken in addition to the examination?


12:30    Lunch (Provided)

13.15    Defect reporting and categorisation and Legal requirements (points needed to make it legally


  • Defect reporting to Authorities
  • Recording of information

15.00    Exam time (Optional, but why not give it a go!!!)
15:30    Questions and answers

16:00    Close


Venue: Woodlands House Hotel, Adare, Co. Limerick. Places must be pre-booked.
To reserve your place email Aoife Ryan on aryan@blulift.ie or call 1890 500 900