MEL Health and Safety Consultants

Scissor & Boom Training

Course Name Scissor & Boom Training
Duration 1 day
Max Number of Delegates Variable (6 maximum)
Course Fee £225.00 + VAT per delegate

There is increasing legislation concerning the operators of Scissor Lifts, Cherry Pickers and Boom Lifts.  M.E.L. can arrange a nationally recognised qualification for Scissor and Boom training for your employees.  The training is carried out by qualified instructors to a high standard.


The aim of the Scissor and Boom training course is to provide delegates with an understanding of the need for accident prevention, safe operational procedures, emergency descent operations and the responsibilities of the employers and employees. The course covers the main aims of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and associated regulations.


If you have machines on site ready for use, Scissor and Boom training is available nationwide.


Course Content:   

  • Introduction – Why the need for training?
  • Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 (sections 2 & 7)
  • Safe systems of work
  • Understanding of the capabilities of the work platforms
  • Duties of the operator
  • Emergency systems for lowering
  • Hazards and risks
  • Checks and inspections
  • Controls
  • Storage
  • Written assessment test paper
  • Practical section – operation of the work platforms
      If you would like to receive more information about this course please call a member of our training department on 01708 555544 or click here to contact us via email.