IATSE Local 488
Studio Mechanics of the Pacific Northwest
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    Spokane, WA

    August 11th, 10:30 am

    Spokane Labor Council

    510 Elm St, Spokane


  • MEWP Trainings & Certifications
    Updated On: Jul 11, 2019

    New Operator Certification Course

    Seattle, August 31 & September 1, 2019

    Basics of lift operation and lift safety will be reviewed and tested for New Operators.

    Local 488 is transitioning from the the Ives MEWP Operator Qualification & Re-Qualification System to basing our Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP) Certifications on the Genie Equipment Certifications

    These  New Operator Certification classes are two day classes


    MEWP Re-Certification

    Portland, July 26th, 2019

    Portland, August 9, 2019

    Local 488 is transitioning from the the Ives MEWP Operator Qualification & Re-Qualification System to basing our Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP) Certifications on the Genie Equipment Certifications

    MEWP Re-Qualification is a one day classes.

    While similar to our New Operator Certification Course, the material is presented in a condensed format.

    Classroom Theory is in the morning session and then each attendee will have Hands On Testing in the afternoon which is scheduled in 30 minute to hour long time slots.


    MEWP 2.0

    Genie Specific Rigging Operator Certification

    & Equipment Supervision Certification

    Portland, August 3rd & 4th, 2019

    Spokane, August 17th & 18th, 2019

    Your Local 488 is excited to hold the first MEWP 2.0 class which has been developed by our trainers.

    Experienced, Certified MEWP Operators  take the MEWP 2.0 to become a Certified Genie Specific Rigging Operator. You will attend two full days of classroom theory and hands on training & testing.

    Keys or Bests who supervises member operators of Lift equipment, please sign up for this course. You have the option to attend the full two day course or to simply attend the Classroom Theory on Day 1 to qualify for your Equipment Supervision Certification 

    ANSI has issued new guidelines advising that "all personnel who directly supervise MEWP operators must receive training and have an acceptable level of knowledge regarding:

    1.The regulations and standards that govern the safe use and operation of equipment.

    2.Identifying and choosing the right type of Aerial or Forklift for the job at hand

    3.Location and use of the equipment operation manual

    4.  Recognizing and lessening potential hazards."

    Keys, Department Heads, and Bests/Forepersons can meet these requirements  and receive a Equipment Supervision Certification by attending the Saturday morning, classroom theory portion on  Day 1 of the training.

    This course is focused on the methods and guidelines in the Special Supplement to Genie's Operator's Manual  This Manual was prepared at the express request of unions representing Set Lighting Technicians and Studio Grips in order to get the company's written permission to use the approved models listed (noted in the manual) in industry-specific ways that deviate from Genie's standard manuals for that equipment.

    This Supplemental Manual contains Genie's written permission and the requirements that must be followed by specifically trained operators to enable them to use the Approved Models in the manner set forth in this Supplemental Manual.

    The course uses the manual provided by Genie as well as materials developed by our 488 trainers after they received their certification from Genie as trainers of the materials.

    Day 1 will cover the theory portion and Day 2 is working as a group on the practical applications of Genie approved rigging and operation techniques on Genie AWP models pre-approved by the manufacturer.

    This a two day class.

    Department Heads and Bests who oversee operators on their crews will need to attend only the Day 1 Classroom Theory portion in order to meet the new Equipment Supervision Certification.

    Each operator will also receive a flight manual with all of the data, weights and measures, and log forms now required by ANSI

    Download your application today

    The IATSE Training Trust has a new 5 person minimum attendance for our trainings to receive reimbursement.

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    Send it in ASAP!

     If you have questions please email cdavid.

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