Mobile Elevating Work Platform, Scissor – Work platforms

NVQ MEWP scissor

Awarding Body:

SQA

Training course type:

Level 2 Certificate in Plant Operations (Construction). Work-place on-site assessment

Novice training course duration:

Up to 1 year to complete all NVQ units

Card options:

5-year NPORS CSCS competent operator blue card. 5-year CPCS CSCS competent operator blue card

Minimum age:

16

Restrictions:

Workplace experience using mobile elevated work platforms (MEWP). CITB test for operatives with in 24 months

Instructor:

Bertie Tupper & Tuppco assessors

What’s involved in the assessment?

The candidate will be assessed on NVQ units relating to health and safety and machinery operation by means of
• Observation
• Questions
• Demonstrations
• Professional discussion
• Witness testimonies

Assessment criteria

Mandatory core NVQ units:
• Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace
• Conforming to productive working practices in the workplace
• Preparing and operating scissor type mobile elevated platforms (MEWP) in the workplace

Venue and equipment requirements

• Suitable and safe area to operate and manoeuvre machine
• Suitable and safe area to complete paperwork
• Suitable welfare facilities
• MEWP sicissor
• Operators’ manual
• Risk assessment completed

PPE Requirements

• Suitable head protection
• Suitable eye protection
• Suitable work clothes including wet weather
• Gloves
• Suitable work boots including steel toe protection
• High Viz

On-site NVQ assessments delivered

Southwest – Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, Avon, Somerset, Herefordshire, Monmouthshire
Southeast – Oxfordshire, Kent, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Middlesex
Midlands – Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Shropshire
East Anglia – Hertfordshire, Essex, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Aylesbury, Banbury, Basingstoke, Bath, Bedford, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Cirencester, Cheltenham, Coventry, Exeter, Gloucester, Hereford, Hungerford, Milton Keynes, Newbury, Northampton, Oxford, Peterborough, Plymouth, Reading, Salisbury, Southampton, Stroud, Swindon, Taunton, Warwick, Winchester, Witney, Worcester, Yeovil

What is an MEWP scissor?

Scissor-type mobile elevated work platforms, commonly known as MEWPS Mobile Elevating Work Platform, have a vertically rising or elevating platform that allows persons to access areas at height. Some have an extending deck to provide further reach. MEWP scissors are commonly used in construction as well in maintenance activities, engineering etc.

Recognised industries:

Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Construction, Marine, Industrial, Fencing, Landscaping, Civils, Highways, Quarrying

Known as:

Cherry picker

Manufactures:

JCB, Manitou, Niftylift, JLG Industries, Terex, Skyjack, Aichi, Time, Ruthmann

Functions:

Lifting people
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