CPCS - Multi Elevated Work Platform (MEWP) - Scissor and Boom

Course Aims

To provide thorough practical and theory training in operating a Multi Elevated Work Platform (MEWP) - Scissor and Boom, to enable the candidate to competently and safely carry out the role and pass the CPCS Theory and Practical Tests.


Course Content

  • Name and explain the purpose of principle components, the basic construction, controls and terminology

  • Conform with manufacturers requirements as per the operators handbook, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation

  • Undertake all pre-use checks

  • Check emergency lowering functions

  • Configure and set plant equipment for site travel

  • Travel over inclines on level surfaces

  • Explain travel procedures and precautions over rough terrain and inclines

  • Manoeuvre in confined spaces

  • Configure and set plant for accessing duties

  • Position the platform to access a work position

  • Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services

  • Access working points up to full operating height

  • Travel with a raised platform (where applicable) and employ extension units

  • Carry out shut down and securing procedures

  • Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting


Duration of Training

Depending on experience.

Novice training 4-5 days.



To obtain the Red CPCS Trained Operator Card all candidates must pass the Health, Safety and Environment Touch Screen Test (within the last 2 years) and the CPCS Technical Theory Test and Technical Practical Test. 

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