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Duration, Learners and Assessment
Training Duration 1-2 Days
Learners 4 Maximum
Theory Assessment
Practical Assessment
Course Handout
Training Manual and User Guidance
Certificate and Registration
Photo ID Card (750gsm)
Registration Fee (Per Learner) Free
HSE Regulation Compliance
PUWER 1998
LOLER 1998
Working at Height Regulations 2005
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
Training Delivery
On-Site (Nationwide)
Training Centre

Price and Training Dates

Scissor Lift training prices and availability are dependent upon location as training is delivered on clients' premises.

To receive a quotation, complete the Get-A-Quote form located above including a postcode.

Our sales staff will contact you with full details; we aim to respond within 60 minutes during office hours.

Training syllabus

  • Site Safety
  • Responsibility of the operator
  • Legal Requirements
  • MEWP Stability
  • Daily Safety Checks & Maintenance
  • Basic Hydraulic and Electrical Systems
  • Simple Manoeuvring
  • Refuelling/Recharging
  • Advanced Manoeuvring

Additional benefits

  • Incorporate your company’s risk assessments
  • Soft copies of all course paperwork are available to employers on completion of training
  • Successful candidates receive a temporary pass notification form on the day as evidence of training

Frequently asked questions

Is there a minimum age requirement for completing Scissor Lift training ?
With the exception of Lift Truck operators, there is no minimum age outlined in any UK legislation for plant operators.

Lift Truck operators in the UK must be over the minimum school leaving age (except in docks where they must be at least 18 years old).

You can find out more here: HSE Workplace Transport FAQ

Is there an upper age limit for completing Scissor Lift training ?
Do I receive a Scissor Lift licence when I complete this training?
There is no such thing as a license as such, for any piece of plant machinery in the UK.

The term ‘licence’ suggests a document issued from a governmental or other constituted authority to operate a MEWP. No such authority exists; there are only accrediting bodies and training providers who operate independently of the HSE or any other government organisation.

Successful candidates do receive a certificate and photo ID card, sometimes referred to as a Scissor Lift ticket; this provides evidence that the candidate has completed training and is certified to use the equipment as outlined on the certification.

Didac instructors

Full Time Training Staff

The following instructors are certified to deliver this course.

Have Didac delivered training to you before? Perhaps you recognise one of our instructors? We often get requests from repeat customers to have the same instructor again. Whenever possible we’ll do our best to fulfil such requests!


From time to time, Didac Ltd use sub-contractors to deliver training courses on our behalf. These sub-contractors are subject to the same detailed quality assurance procedures as our full time employees and hold all the correct insurances.

  • Instructor and operator qualifications achieved within the last 5 years;
  • Subject to random spot check site visits and auditing of paperwork;
  • Public Liability insurance to the value of £5 million cover.

Scissor Lift

A Scissor Lift is a type of Aerial Work Platform (AWP), commonly referred to as a Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP).

The Scissor Lift is a work platform that extends vertically, given its name due to the mechanism by which it extends that bears a criss-cross pattern resembling what is best described as a scissor.

Scissor Lifts employ stringent safety measures that Didac Ltd focus on during training sessions, including the use of hand rails and PPE including fall arrest systems. Scissor Lifts should also remain static at all times while extended to avoid stability issues.

Course description

Scissor Lift training is accredited by the Independent Training Standards Scheme and Register (ITSSAR). Successful candidates on the Scissor Lift course achieve a Scissor Lift licence in the form of a photo ID card and Scissor Lift certificate.

A Scissor Lift license does not technically have an expiry date, subsequently Scissor Lift certification issued by Didac will not include an expiry date. The Health and Safety Executive suggest that MEWP operatives should refresh their Scissor Lift ticket every 3 to 5 years to maintain competence and safety.

Scissor Lift courses include practical and theoretical assessments to determine competency of operators. Intructors will conduct demonstrations and learners partcipate in training exercises to develop their operating skills. Scissor Lift training courses can be delivered on-site throughout the UK and the training cost will depend on the location of client premises.