MEWPs Boom & Scissor Lift

IPAF MemberTraining and testing is conducted to CPCS (Construction Plant Competence Scheme) or NPORS (National Plant Operators Registration Scheme) standards including IPAF (International Powered Access Federation) accreditation. If required training can be tailored to your requirements offering in house only certification.

Every year many operatives are injured or killed whilst operating mobile plant and equipment. All operators of any plant and equipment should be adequately trained, competent and authorized to operate plant. This course is designed to provide candidates with theoretical knowledge and practical training to safely operate a mobile elevating work platform (boom or scissor lift) as required by current legislation.

By the end of the course all delegates will be able to:

  • Scissor Lift Training CoursesIdentify the basic construction and components and the purpose and use of all controls and gauges
  • Identify and comply with manufactures instruction in accordance with the operators handbook, other information sources i.e. duty charts and applicable legislation
  • Explain all relevant documentation
  • Explain all displayed information on the machine
  • Carry out pre-start and running checks
  • Carry out emergency lowering procedures
  • Operate controls from ground level and from within the working platform
  • Manoeuvre the MEWP involving tight turns and limited access, using both forward and reverse motions
  • Position the platform up to maximum working height
  • Keep within safe working parameters
  • Place the machine in an out-of-service condition
  • Explain the loading and unloading procedures on and off a transporter

Who should attend?

Personnel who are required to operate Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (boom or scissor lift) within their workplace or wishing to improve their operating skills and knowledge

Course Content

Responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and other relevant legislation such as PUWER and LOLER regulations, pre-operational checks and daily maintenance, battery care and refueling procedures, mobility, positioning and stability factors, safety rules applicable to operating, hydraulic controls, emergency lowering procedure, shut-down procedures.

Course DurationDuration NPORSDelegates NPORSDuration CPCSDelegates CPCS
Experienced Operatives (*Assessments Only)1 day43 days4
Novices3 days43 days4

* All delegates will be profiled prior to assessment & course durations may vary dependant on operators experience.

Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPS)

MEWP boom and scissor lift training

Pro Logistics Training can offer you courses under the internationally recognised banner of IPAF. Courses can be conducted on or off site, all successful candidates will receive an IPAF PAL card, certificate of training & log book.

From January 2008 IPAF revised the categories in its training programme to move into line with British & International standards BSEN 280 & ISO DIS 16368 that regulate the design & manufacture of access platforms.

Categories

  • Static Vertical (1a)
  • Static Boom (1b)
  • Mobile Vertical (3A)
  • Mobile Boom (3b)
  • Insulated Aerical Device (IAD)
  • Specialist Machines (SPECIAL)

Other Courses

  • Harness Use & Inspection (H)
  • Loading/Unloading (LOAD)
  • MEWPS for Managers ((MM)
  • Telehandler Platform – Integrated (TPI)

Who should attend?

Personnel who are required to operate mobile elevated work platforms within their workplace to improve their operating skills and knowledge.

Course content

Responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and other relevant legislation such as PUWER and LOLER regulations, pre-operational checks and daily maintenance, battery care and refueling procedures, mobility, positioning and stability factors, safety rules applicable to operating, hydraulic controls, emergency lowering procedure, shut-down procedures.

Duration is dependant on experience of operatives, the following is given as a general guideline .

Course DurationDurationDelegatesMachines
Experienced Operatives1 day61
Experienced Operatives1 day42
Novices2 days42

Personal Protective Equipment Required: Safety Helmet, High Viz Vest, Safety Boots