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MEWP Scissor Training in Manchester


Fully accredited MEWP Scissor training courses. 1 day course, depending on experience & number of participants.

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MEWP Scissor training courses

Pro Trainers UK is an accredited MEWP training organisation in Manchester with the LANTRA, I.T.S.S.A.R. and National Plant (NPORS) training bodies. Our training is delivered to an exceptional standard and is monitored regularly to ensure quality. Our MEWP Scissor certification is nationally recognised and can be used nationwide.

Our MEWP scissor training courses include: ​

  • Certification options for Quality Assurance, NPORS, LANTRA and ITSSAR

  • Full Certification and Test Fees

  • Provision of ID card with photograph

  • Certificate of Basic Training

  • A detailed course manual with working exercises (except Refresher courses)

  • MEWP Scissor courses are available onsite. and at our training centre



Our MEWP Scissor Lift Training Courses


MEWP Scissor Novice Course

At Pro Trainers UK, we're committed to delivering plant training that not only meets but exceeds the standards set by industry bodies. Our MEWP Scissor courses are meticulously designed to ensure your team reaches the pinnacle of operational proficiency. We take pride in our detailed assessment reports, tailored specifically to each course, giving you the peace of mind that your employees are fully competent in all aspects of the training.

Course Name: MEWP Scissor training

Target Audience: Novices or operators looking to expand their skills to other types of lifting machinery.

Duration: Varies based on specific needs. Typically 1 days with a maximum of 5 participants

Availability: Our MEWP Scissor courses are available onsite and at our training centre.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Acquire the ability to operate a MEWP Scissor Lift

  • Enhance employability with a broader skill set.

  • Receive a comprehensive certification for MEWP Scissor lift operation.


Key Assessment Areas

Pro Trainers UK adheres to NPORS, IPATH, and ITSSAR guidelines to ensure that your staff receives top-notch training. Our assessment reports are meticulously crafted to instill confidence in the competence of your employees in all aspects of the course.

Pre-operational Checks: Conducted thorough checks on fluid levels, tires & wheels, brakes (including parking brake), instruments, horn, lights & flashing beacon, hydraulics, safety devices, steering, battery levels, emergency lowering device, safety harness, securing point, and outriggers (if fitted).

Operator Safety: Verified safety harness functionality before use and ensured correct wearing. Secured the harness to the appropriate anchoring point, considering overhead obstructions, power lines, trees, soft verges, and weather conditions.

Route Safety: Inspected ground conditions, overhead obstructions/power lines, and working areas, placing necessary warning signs. Ensured a clear route to the working area.

Site Safety: Travelled to the working area and set up the machine in preparation for work. Elevated the platform to predetermined heights and locations, including the maximum height as required.

Controls Usage: Safely and competently used all controls to manoeuvre the machine, even in confined areas. Carried out simulated/actual work tasks efficiently. Lowered the platform and prepared for travel to the parking area.

Operator Knowledge: Provided essential information regarding the machine, including maximum working height, safe working load, and maximum wind speed, demonstrating comprehensive knowledge.

End of Shift: Parked the machine securely on firm, level ground. Ensured all rams were closed, and the platform was lowered. Removed the key, refuelled/placed it on charge, checked for defects, and left the machine safe and secure.

Testing and Certification Details


The Practical Test and Its Importance

Our MEWP Scissor lift training culminates in a practical test, a crucial step towards certification. This test, validated and approved by either NPORS, LANTRA, ITSSAR or Quality Assurance (depending on your preferences) is a comprehensive evaluation of your crane operating skills. Passing this test signifies that you have attained the proficiency required to operate a MEWP Scissor safely and effectively. It's important to note that this test is not just a formality; it's a rigorous assessment that ensures you are ready for real-world plant operations.


Three stages of Training

Basic Training: This is where you'll learn the fundamentals of plant operation, including handling and safety procedures. It's the first step towards becoming a competent operator.

Specific Job Training: Tailored to your workplace, this stage includes training on specific handling attachments and knowledge of the work environment.

Familiarisation Training: Conducted on the job under close supervision, this stage allows you to apply what you've learned in a practical setting, ensuring you're comfortable and competent in your specific work context.


Test Revisions & Expectations

The practical test has undergone revisions to ensure it remains relevant and challenging. These changes include an updated marking sheet, where certain faults may now score higher, reflecting the emphasis on safety and precision in operations. Additionally, the test now includes a written component, where candidates are expected to achieve a minimum score of 80%. This includes both multiple-choice and open questions, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of both practical and theoretical aspects of MEWP Scissor operation.


Who should attend the MEWP scissor training course?

The MEWP scissor training course is designed for individuals who operate or supervise the operation of Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs) specifically of the scissor type. This includes operators, supervisors, and anyone involved in the use of scissor lifts in the workplace.

What does the training cover?

The training covers a wide range of topics essential for safe and efficient operation of MEWP scissor lifts, including pre-operational checks, safe operation, emergency procedures, and hazard awareness. Participants will also receive hands-on practical training.

Is there a prerequisite for attending the course?

While there is no formal prerequisite, participants are expected to have a basic understanding of workplace health and safety practices. Prior experience with operating similar equipment may be beneficial but is not mandatory.

How long does the training last?

The duration of the MEWP scissor training course typically depends on the level of experience of the participants and the specific requirements of the training provider. However, our MEWP Scissor courses typically last 1 day.

Is the training conducted on-site or at a training centre?

Training can be conducted either on-site at your workplace or at a designated training centre, depending on your preference and the arrangements made with the training provider.

Is there a practical assessment component?

Yes, the training includes practical assessments to ensure that participants can apply the knowledge and skills learned during the course effectively in real-world scenarios.

Will I receive a certification upon completion of the course?

Yes, upon successful completion of the MEWP scissor training course, participants will typically receive a certification or card that validates their competency in operating scissor lifts. This certification is usually issued by the training provider and may be recognized by relevant industry bodies.

How often should MEWP scissor operators undergo refresher training?

Refresher training is recommended periodically to ensure that operators remain up-to-date with best practices, regulations, and equipment changes. The frequency of refresher training may vary depending on factors such as workplace policies, regulatory requirements, and individual competency assessments.

Can I contact the training provider for additional support or queries?

Absolutely! Our team at Pro Trainers UK is here to support you every step of the way. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions, concerns, or requests for further information regarding the MEWP scissor training course.



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