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Auth Body Image NPORS Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs) for Operators

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This course is designed to cover the NPORS curriculum for both Scissor Lifts and Booms (Cherry Pickers).

With competency cards being requested more frequently than ever, it is essential that any operatives are able to provide these as evidence that they are trained to use equipment safely. NPORS is an accredited scheme that will allow just this.

NPORS is widely recognised and is accepted on almost all sites. You can check whether NPORS is an approved scheme on your site by enquiring with your client/principal contractor.

This course typically takes 1-2 days to complete but can be extended to accommodate students with little or no operational experience or a greater number of students per course.

Please contact us for further information.


  • Health & Safety Legislation and Guidance (includes Work at Height Regulations, 2005)

  • Roles & Responsibilities

  • Manufacturer's Handbooks

  • Major Components and Functions

  • Steering, Driving & Braking

  • Pre-Operational Checks

  • Emergency Lowering Functions

  • Mounting and Dismounting Safely

  • Configuring for Travel

  • Safe Manoeuvring (includes open & confined areas)

  • Conducting Access Tasks

  • Loading & Unloading Procedures (Machine Transit)

  • Shut Down Procedures

(Covering Scissor and Boom/Cherry Picker Lifts)


With falls from height a major contributor to serious workplace accidents it is essential that operators are trained in the safe use of access equipment.

As an employer it is highly recommended that operators are trained via accredited programmes such as this to ensure that adequate measures have been taken to evidence the competencies of employees and protect those working at height.

From an individual's point of view this is a great ticket to hold. MEWPs are used throughout a variety of industries including construction and engineering. Being able to evidence competency in using them safely i a great way to open further career opportunities.


Practical Assessments, Multiple Choice and Short-Answer Examinations.


5 Years

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