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MEWP Scissor 3a IPAF


This course is designed to give candidates the necessary theoretical and practical skills to enable them to safely operate a MEWP Scissor.


1 day.

Max Number


Suitable For

Anyone wishing to gain a MEWP Scissor certificate who has no previous knowledge or experience.


  • To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • A basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and responsibilities as plant operator.
  • A working knowledge of the manufactures handbook for the particular machine to be used, and be familiar with other types of information sources and relevant legislation.
  • Be able to locate and identify the major components of the machine and explain their functions.
  • Be able to locate and identify steering, driving and braking controls and explain their functions.
  • Conduct all pre-operational checks in accordance with manufactures and legislative requirements.
  • Check all emergency lowering functions.
  • Safely mount and dismount the machine.
  • Configure the machine for travel.
  • Configure the machine for travel and manoeuvre it safely on level ground and inclines in open and confined area.
  • Conduct all necessary safety checks at the work area, including overhead and underground hazards.
  • Manoeuvre the machine to the work area and correctly configure in readiness to carry out accessing tasks.
  • Carry out accessing tasks, at various points up to full operating height
  • Travel with platform raised (where applicable).
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of loading and unloading procedures for machine transportation.
  • Carry out all end of shift shut down procedures.



Teaching Methods

  • Theoretical training and test.
    Practical training and test.

Accreditation Options

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On successful completion of this course, candidates will receive an IPAF card.

Course Dates

There are currently no dates set for this course, for more information please contact us or call our friendly sales team on 0330 0948 424

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