By law under the Health and Safety Act, mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) operators are required to be fully trained. Manlift Hire is a recognised training centre where courses are run on an on-going basis.

Course start times can be adjusted to suit. During the theory section Health & Safety Legislation is addressed along with the workings of the various machines. We have a dedicated in-house training room with full audiovisual facilities to effectively deliver the theoretical elements of the course. In-house we have every type of MEWP at our disposal, which is an advantage for those requiring training for more than one category.


For the practical section of the course Trainees are taken through pre-start checks, the various controls and their function, tests and accompany the instructor who takes the machine through it's parameters. Question / Answer sessions are encouraged throughout the course.

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On completion of this section trainees will have the confidence to operate individually and will then be expected to complete certain set tasks for assessment.

The duration of the course is determined by three things:

(1) Number of trainees

(2) Number of categories

(3) Trainees previous experience

Each course on average runs for approximately 6-7 hours. 

We also facilitate customers where on-site training is required.


For on-site training, you must ensure that a suitable area and the required equipment is available for both the practical and theory sections to be carried out.


On successful completion each trainee is presented with an A4 certificate and a wallet-sized id card. Our certification is valid for a period of three years. On it's expiry a refresher course is required.

Courses run hail, rain or shine!

PLEASE NOTE: Each trainee must provide 2 passport sizes photographs to complete same day certification. Trainees must have their own PPE equipment.