Scissor Lifts

A scissor lift is a type of Work Platform it can be Static (has no forward or reverse movement when elevated) or mobile.  Vertial movement is by the use of a pantograph (folding supports in a criss-cross "X" pattern), known as a scissor mechanism. 

There are Two categories of Scissor Lift Work Platform, these are:

  • 1A - Rider - Electric & I.C.E. - Static Vertical - Driven into position  - can’t drive elevated.
  • 3A - Rider - Electric & I.C.E. - Mobile Vertical - can drive elevated.


Courses available are:-

  • Novice Operator:  A person with little or no experience of driving a Work Platform 
  • Experienced Operator:  A person who uses the Work Platform regularly but has never undertaken a formal course and test.
  • Conversion:  A person who is certificated on one category of Work Platform but needs to drive a different category. (An Operator cannot convert from a pedestrian operated truck to a rider operated truck)
  • Refresher Re-test:  A person who holds a certificate to operate the Work Platform but needs their skills updating in accordance with HSE guidelines 


The course lengths below show the minimum time it will take to become a competent operator - course lengths may vary from those shown depending on the skill levels and competence of the operator. 

Scissor Lift Work Platform


Category(s)                           Course Type        No. of Candidates       Course Length
1A All Course Types    4 1 Day
3A All Course Types 4 1 Day