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

Course Aims

The NPORS Multi Elevated Work Platform (MEWP) - Scissor and Boom course aims to provide the candidate with a thorough practical and theory training in operating an mewp in order to enable the candidate to pass the NPORS 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 achieve the NPORS Operator Card candidates must pass both the NPORS Theory Test and the Practical Test.