Members of the management team from access rental specialist Riwal have successfully completed the International Powered Access Federation’s MEWPs for Managers course, enabling supervisors and managers to prepare for and safely coordinate the use of various types of mobile elevating work platforms on site. The course was the first IPAF MEWPs for Managers course in continental Europe.

Senior managers, including Riwal CEO Norty Turner, attended the course, conducted by IPAF-certified instructors Robin Monster from Riwal and Jur Kamsteeg, IPAF Benelux business development manager. The course was held as part of Riwal’s strategy meeting in mid-February in the Netherlands, and the entire management team successfully obtained its certification.

“We are delighted that a forward-looking company such as Riwal is getting behind IPAF’s MEWPs for Managers course and using this training to promote safety and best practice in our industry,” said IPAF CEO Tim Whiteman.

The course is available from approved training centers worldwide in English, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Spanish and Portuguese. The course focuses on planning, supervising and effectively managing the use of mobile elevated work platforms on site, ending with a written test candidates must pass to be certified. More details are available at www.ipaf.org/m4m.

Riwal, headquartered in Dordrecht, The Netherlands, has operations in 17 countries on three continents.