Blog What is a MEWP and Why is it News?

What is a MEWP? And why does it matter? New ANSI 92 safety guidelings take affect December 19,2019  for the aerial platform industry and MEWP - Mobile Elevating Work Platforms. Learn more in this article.

What is a MEWP?

An aerial work platform (AWP), also known as an aerial device, elevating work platform (EWP), bucket truck or mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) is a mechanical device used to provide temporary access for people or equipment to inaccessible areas, usually at height.

from Aerial work platform - Wikipedia  Text under CC-BY-SA license


Why is MEWP Training in the news?

The reason that MEWP is getting more attention these days is that new standards for aerial platform safety take affect December 19, 2019. These standards cover training requirements and safety standards for the use of these mobile platforms.

What Equipment is included in the MEWP Training Requirements?

Aerial Platforms covered under the ANSI 92 Standard include: 

  • Manually Propelled
  • Boom Supported
  • Self-Propelled
  • Vehicle Mounted
  • Vehicle Mounted  Rotating
  • Vehicle Mounted Vertical Lift

What Does the MEWP Training Standard Cover?

These new standards will cover site risk assesments, selecting the right equipment, maintenance, repairs and more.

How do I learn about the new MEWP Standard?

You can learn about the new standards by buying the manual,,

or better yet, sign up for our MEWP Training

How can I get trained as a MEWP operator?

Learn about the new standards, and how to safely operate a mobile Elevated Work Platform through our MEWP Training - learn more at