Scissor Lift Refresher Course Training (MEWP)

We offer fully accredited or in-house Scissor Lift Refresher Courses known as MEWP ( Mobile Elevated Work Platform) throughout West Sussex, East Sussex, Hampshire & London. The Scissor Lift Refresher Course can be ITSSAR accredited or In-House and are fully recognised by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and provide candidates with the relevant practical skills and knowledge required to correctly yet safely operate a wide variety of Scissor Lifts within the workplace.

Optimum Forklift Training Services can provide Scissor lift MEWP training for all industry sectors, private individuals and corporate clients  as well as conversions from a foreign licence to UK accreditation or in-house certification to the ACOP L117 standards.

As with all available courses we can train anywhere within the UK onsite. We also cover all shift patterns for your convenience including night shift training and weekends at no extra cost.

Scissor Lift Training Brighton
Scissor Lift Training East Sussex
Scissor Lift Training West Sussex

Scissor Lift Novice Training

The Scissor Lift Novice Training course are for candidates with no previous experience. This course will run from 1 to 2 days depending on the number of candidates with a maximum training ratio of 3 candidates per instructor and 1 truck.

Scissor Lift Refresher Training

The Scissor Lift Refresher Course is for candidates who need to refresh their skills after 3 years or due to an accident. This is a 1 day course with a maximum training ratio of 3 candidates per instructor.

Scissor Lift Conversion Training

The Scissor Lift Conversion Course is ideal for candidates who want to convert from say a Cherry Picker (Also a MEWP). This course is a 1 day course maximum 3 candidates per course.

About the Scissor Lift Refresher Course (MEWP)

Our ITSSAR Fork Lift Truck Operator Course – Refresher (Scissor Lift) delivers a minimum of 8 hours of instruction and is designed to instruct up to a maximum of 3 delegates, providing the skills needed to operate the Scissor Lift safely and efficiently, carry out a pre-use inspection & recall and explain the causes of truck and load instability.


This course is perfect for forklift operators who are renewing their accreditation after 3 years – the ITSSAR course complies with the standards set out in accordance with the HSE Code of Practice L117 (ACOP). This course enables successful operators to use the Scissor Lift (with authorisation) anywhere within the UK.


Scissor Lift Refresher

Course Content & Information

Course title:

Scissor Lift Refresher Operator Course

Course aim:

To provide the theoretical and practical knowledge to safely operate a Scissor Lift Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP).

Course elements:

The course will comprise theoretical and practical instruction covering the following:-

1. Responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act, 1974, PUWER 98 & LOLER 98
2. Operators Safety Code
3. Battery maintenance and charging procedures, electrical system.
4. Pre-use checks
5. Factors affecting stability
6. Motive controls
7. Hydraulic controls
8. Manoeuvring in open and confined areas including entry & aisle safety procedures
9. Site Safety & Risk Assessment


On completion of training candidates will have a theoretical understanding of the following:-

1. Responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, PUWER 98 & LOLER 98.
2. Operators safety code
3. Battery charging and maintenance procedures
4. Pre-use checks
5. Factors affecting MEWP stability
6. Site Safety and Risk Assessment

Operator Skill:

On completion of training the candidate will be able to:-

1. Drive and operate the Scissor Lift safely and efficiently
2. Carry out simple and advanced  manoeuvring
3. Carry out pre-use checks to ensure the equipment is in a safe condition
4. Carry out battery maintenance and charging procedures
5. Safely maintain and recharge the battery

Who should attend this course:

Delegates who are renewing their accreditation after 3 years or have had an accident.

Course duration:

This course is for one day only, additional days can be requested depending on the number of delegates. ITSSAR accredited courses for lift trucks are strictly a maximum of 3 delegates to one instructor on one machine to ensure the training meets the Approved Code of Practice L117. Please click HERE for the training ratios per instructor.


Successful delegates will receive a novice operator certificate of basic skill and ability endorsed by ITSSAR with their registration number to the Trained Operator Passport Scheme (TOPS).

We also offer an in-house certificate for employers who prefer accreditation to be used only on their premises.

Training material:

Delegates will receive relevant course handouts to support theoretical knowledge gained to include the following:

Operators Safety Code

Lifting Operations Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998   (LOLER)

Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER)

Pre-use inspection check sheet & check details.

Locations covered:

Local areas covered:  for counterbalance forklift training:

Chichester, Bognor Regis, Littlehampton, Worthing, Lancing, Shoreham-by-sea, Brighton, Burgess Hill, Horsham, Crawley, Reigate, Redhill, Leatherhead, Guildford, Aldershot, Farnham, Fareham, Basingstoke, Winchester, Andover, Southampton, Portsmouth, Southsea, Havant and surrounding areas.

We are also able to travel anywhere withing the UK excluding Ireland. 

Scissor Lift Training Courses

Please see our other Scissor Lift Training course types

Scissor Lift Novice Course
Scissor Lift Novice Course
The Scissor Lift Novice Course is for candidates who have had no previous formal training
Scissor Lift Novice Course
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Scissor Lift Experienced Course
Scissor Lift Experienced Course
Scissor Lift Experienced Training is for candidates with previous experience but no qualification.
Scissor Lift Experienced Course
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Scissor Lift Conversion Course
Scissor Lift Conversion Course
The Scissor Lift Conversion Course is for candidates who have already completed a novice course and wish to convert to a new type
Scissor Lift Conversion Course
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