Scissor Lift Training

Scissor Training

Scissor lifts are two of the most widely used pieces of equipment to get people working at height quickly and safely for everything from roofing repairs to tree surgery. We offer a range of accredited training courses on cherry pickers and boom lifts to HSE standards. From understanding the equipment to the many safety risks involved in using them, This industry recognised course ensures your operators keep you within the legislation of PUWER 98 and the Work at Height Regulations 2005. Successful delegates will be fully qualified to operate cherry pickers and platform boom lifts safely and professionally to industry recognised standards.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course the operator should be able to:

•Site and operate machine safely in relation to task.

•Demonstrate an understanding of responsibilities under current relevant legislation.

•Operate machine safely and correctly in accordance with manufacturers manual and instructions and accepted good practice.

•Demonstrate an understanding for the need of Personal Protective Equipment.

Course Summary

•Relevant regulations/legislation           •Components of machine                           •Tilt alarms

•Operators Code of Safe Practice         •Main platform types                                  •Weather conditions

•Introduction to machine                        •Pre-start inspection/maintenance            •PPE recommendations

•Controls and instruments                     •Overhead trapping dangers                     •Ground inspection

•Limitations of use                                 •Servicing and inspection                          •Overhead obstructions

•Emergency controls                             •Moving and locating machine                   •Spatial awareness


As an accredited training organisation we can offer a National photo ID certificate for no additional cost. This then enables the Trainee to operate any machine (with permission) anywhere in the UK. Their names and details are kept on a National Operators Registration Scheme Database. The certificate is valid throughout the UK and will be recognised by both employment agencies and perspective employers.

*This is optional, and if employers prefer, we can supply in-house certificates, only allowing the candidates to operate for your company Only.*

All training is accredited via ITSSAR – Independent Training Standards Scheme and Register


This course may only be run at the customers premises and is not available at our training centre.