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MEWP Training

Scissor lift / Mobile Elevated Function Platforms (MEWP) Course

mewp training kentMobile Access Working Platforms (MEWPs) are powered lifting machines used to provide temporary access for people or equipment to inaccessible areas, usually at height.
They are generally used for temporary, flexible access purposes such as maintenance and construction work. They are designed to lift limited weights (usually less than a ton, although some have a higher safe working load (SWL), They are usually capable of being fully operated (including setup) by a single person.

Kent Forklift Training offer training on the 2 most commonly used machines, the Mobile Boom and the Mobile Vertical.


The Mobile Boom, previously known as a Self Propelled Boom, come in 2 main varieties, Telescopic Booms and Articulating Booms. As well as variations in lift heights – up to 150ft (45 Metres +) both access platforms can be powered by Diesel, Gas (LPG), Electric, Bi-Fuel. Both can be 2 or 4 wheel drive and are idea for rough terrain use.

electric-scissor-lift-training-kentMOBILE VERTICAL PLATFORM (Scissor Lift)

A type of lifting platform that can only move vertically and when fully extended can reach heights from 21 to 62 feet (6.4 to 18.8 meters) above ground depending on its size and purpose. It is drivable at full height with an extending platform.
Please see below for operator experience descriptions.

Course Summary with TGS Training Kent:

To enable the participants to acquire the skills and knowledge required to operate MEWPS , safely and efficiently and to take theoretical and practical tests. The practical and theoretical test will be conducted to the ITSSAR standard, which fully complies with Health and Safety Regulations on construction sites. Operators who are required to operate on construction sites will usually need to hold a site safety awareness certificate (CSCS)

Course Content

  • Introduction to the MEWP
  • Theoretical
  • Health & Safety Regulations
  • Stability
  • Operators safety Code
  • Engine start and travel procedure
  • Setting the MEWP up for work
  • Moving the platform to work positions
  • Emergency lowering
  • Servicing and inspection
  • Practical exercises
  • Testing Theoretical and practical
  • Course Closure


Course duration: One Day –  Maximum Amount of Delegates: 6 per Instructor

(Please note: For refresher or re-registration proof of experience or training must be provided)