MEWP Scissor Training

Accredited by the National Plant Operators Registration Scheme (NPORS), International Powered Access Federation (IPATH)  & Independent Training Standards Scheme & Register (ITSSAR), Pro Trainers UK provides quality training to those in need of Certificate of Competence and Achievement. The aim of our Mobile Elevated Working Platform (MEWP) training course is to provide the candidate with the essential knowledge and skill to perform his tasks to the highest level.

Mobile Elevated Working Platform (MEWP) Scissor  type  training courses last between 1-2 days depending upon the requirements of the participants (refresher courses, intensive courses etc.), with partakers developing essential skills like machine operation, health and safety, and accepted good practice.

During the Manchester based training course, participants will be encouraged to participate in practical demonstrations and exercises, as well as learning theory lessons to ensure their understanding of the material is comprehensive.


What is an Mobile Elevated Working Platform (MEWP)?

Often referred to as flying carpets due to it being a vertical lift only,  Mobile Elevated Working Platform (MEWP)  have been used since the 1940’s to aid in all types of maintenance of buildings and other such structures they come in many different forms such as self propelled (Battery ,LPG & Diesel), Lorry Mounted, stabilised, Scissor and are used widely in the industrial and construction industries . Counterweighted to allow them to hold an amount of people and tools and locate in various positions, these MEWP combine a number of components to provide safety and ease of use  .

How long do Mobile Elevated Working Platform (MEWP)  courses last?

This common question is not easily answered, as the answer lies in the existing training level of the participant. Pro Trainers UK are well versed in working with companies of all shapes and sizes, and can advise on the most suitable course duration on a bespoke basis.

Key facts

1 Day training course


2 Day Training Course


Course Attendees



Assessment report

Pro Trainers UK follow a specific set of guidelines as determined by NPORS,IPATH & ITSSAR to ensure your staff are trained to the highest standard. We utilise the following points to create an assessment report specific to the training course, creating confidence in knowing employees are competent in all course requirements.

tick Pre-operational checks: Fluid levels, Tyres & wheels, Brakes (including parking brake), Instruments, Horn, Lights & Flashing beacon, Hydraulics, Safety Devices, Steering, Battery Levels, Emergency Lowering Device, Safety Harness, Securing Point, Outriggers (if fitted). Etc.

tick Operator Safety: Checks Safety Harness before use. Wears correct safety harness. Secures harness to correct anchoring point. – overhead obstructions – power lines – trees – soft verges – weather conditions etc

tick Route Safety: Checked ground conditions. Checked overhead obstructions / power lines. Checked working area and placed appropriate warning signs, Ensured route to working area is clear.

tickSite Safety Travelled to working area and set up machine in preparation for work. Elevated platform to predetermined heights and locations. Elevated platform to maximum height.

tick Controls Used Safetly & Competantly: Travelled and set up machine in confined area. Used all controls to manoeuvre machine into position. Carried out simulated / actual work task. Lowered platform and prepared for travel. Travelled to parking area.

tick Operator Knowledge:  Operator to supply the following information regarding the machine: Max. Working Height: Safe Working Load: Max. Wind Speed:

tick End of Shift: Parked machine safely on firm level ground. Ensured all rams are closed and platform place in the lowered position. Removed key. Re-Fuelled or Placed on charge, Checked for defects, Left machine safe and secure.