Scissor & Boom 3A and 3B Operator Training

The 3a and 3b Training Course instructs an operator to prepare and operate various types of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) including cherry pickers, scissor lifts, and mobile booms such as articulated & electric boom lifts.

The machine categories included are:

– Mobile Scissor Lifts (3a): Scissor lifts, mobile vertical personnel platforms

– Mobile Boom Lifts (3b): Including self-propelled booms and articulated booms (also known as cherry pickers)

Course Content

Classroom tutorials

Theory assessment

Practical training

Practical assessment


To ensure operator competence when operating MEWPS to classification Scissor & Boom 3A and 3B


Candidates will be required to have a level of literacy that enables them to fully understand safety notices and manufacturer’s instruction manuals.

Candidates also need to be physically fit, in good health and should not have problems with eyesight or hearing as the course involves the operating of MEWPs.

No formal qualifications are required.

For the practical session candidates will need suitable head (hard hat with a chin strap is preferable), eye and footwear including a hi-vis jacket/vest, harness and lanyard, with short adjustable lanyard.


A Certificate of Competence from the Awarding Body shall be issued

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