The Health and safety legislation (height regulations 2005) in the UK require that states that any job that requires a scissor lift or a boom lift must be operated by some one who is competent using a MEWP or Mobile Elevated Work Platform such as a scissor lift.
If you are looking to attend a scissor lift training course there are providers up and down the country who will train you up to the an IPAF level.
IPAF is the nationally recognised governing body dedicated to the training of MEWP, such as scissors lifts as well as boom lifts operatives. All of the providers of scissor lift training on this website are able to offer such high level of training to allow you to become IPAF accredited.
Many of the course providers will be able to provide the scissor lift training at their dedicated premises. If you choose to carry out your scissor lift training at their premises you will need to bring a few things with you:
- Personal protective equipment including Steel Toe Cap Boots, Hi-Viz Jacket or Vest, A Hard Hat
- 2 Passport Photos required for your IPAF card and your National Insurance Number.
What you may or may not need to bring can vary from course provider, so it’s always best to call in advance or ask when you make the book a scissor lift training course.
Lots of the providers featured on this website will also be able to carry out scissor lift training at your place of work, but again phone ahead and ask the supplier what they require from you to deliver an excellent level of training at your business premises.
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