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Scissor Lift Training

Scissor Lift Training

Looking for scissor lift training in Birmingham?

You’re in the right place.

With over 30 years of experience in scissor lift training, consider us your go-to team of instructors here at DW Forklift Training. Much like forklifts, scissor lifts are crucial pieces of equipment in an industrial setting.

While a forklift is ideal for transporting goods from one place to another across the floor, a scissor lift is used to move goods (or people) vertically, allowing workers to access a height that can’t be reached naturally. Of course, using complex machinery such as this, and being able to access such heights safely, requires specialist skills. If you’re tasked with using a scissor lift, you should make sure you know what you’re doing before you can begin to utilise its benefits.

Here at DW Forklift Training, though we’re renowned for our forklift training in Birmingham and elsewhere in the Midlands, we are also on hand to offer an expert-led scissor lift training course from our Birmingham base.


We understand how important it is to be a scissor lift driver that can perform to a high standard. If you lack competence as a driver, this can have a huge impact on health and safety practices, and could result in legal proceedings should an accident occur.

This is why we ensure that we only employ the finest teachers at DW Forklift Training when it comes to our scissor lift training course.

With our instructors, you can be sure you will receive the best quality and most up-to-date level of training. Not only will you receive a valid certificate, but you will also have a wealth of knowledge at your disposal.


Would you like to know more about our scissor lift training? Whether you’re a novice or feel like you need to refresh your knowledge, we’re here to help! Give us a call to discuss your enquiries with one of our team and we’ll be sure to give you the answer you’re looking for. Alternatively, you can email us or fill out our online enquiry form for a response as soon as we can.

Benefit from our scissor lift training facilities

We’re proud of where we operate, and that our excellent facilities allow us to perform such a high standard of scissor lift training.

Thanks to our premises being purpose-built for forklift training in the West Midlands, we can help anyone looking to benefit from a scissor lift training course.

We have all the space and equipment necessary for small groups to benefit from more focused training, which can be tailored to your specific needs.

Scissor lift training courses aren’t a ‘one-size-fits-all’ kind of deal, so we’ll try our best to work around your needs to ensure that you’re able to get the absolute most out of your training.

Let’s say, for example, that you’re struggling to fit scissor lift training around your shift patterns.

Not to worry! We can work around late nights, early mornings, or weekends – just let us know your availability when you get in touch with us and we’ll work out when is best for you to come in.

Whether you need an additional top-up scissor lift training course or need to start from scratch, our talented team is on hand to give you the level of training you need. Combining educational videos, practical training, health and safety lectures, and a practical test, our scissor lift courses are guaranteed to give you the skills you need to become the best scissor lift operator possible.

We understand the dangers that come with a scissor lift, which is why we ensure we only issue certificates to those that are fully ready to operate one unattended.

Our courses usually take less than a day, complete with breaks, and food and drinks are available in our onsite café.

If you’d prefer to learn in a familiar environment, or would like to oversee your staff as they undergo their scissor lift training, we also offer onsite learning opportunities. Our team will come to yours, where they’ll be able to benefit from using their own tools and equipment.

The possibilities are endless!

To discuss your needs in further detail or to book a scissor lift training course with our team, be sure to get in touch with us here at DW Forklift Training. We’re always happy to help!

Can anyone operate a scissor lift in the UK?

Absolutely! So long as you have undertaken and passed a training course in their safe operation, you’ll be able to operate a scissor lift.

Health and safety legislation in the UK dictates that anyone operating a scissor lift, or any other potentially dangerous machinery, must have a valid certificate before using these types of equipment in the workplace.

Failing to recognise the importance of safety when operating a scissor lift could result in bad accidents, but with proper training and knowledge of how to use them safely, nearly all accidents can be prevented.

If your job requires you to use a scissor lift and you haven’t yet taken a training course, or you’d like to refresh your knowledge, gain or renew your qualification with the team here at DW Forklift training.

Book your place online today or send an email to for more information about our training courses!

At DW Forklift Training, we strive to have your course completed as quickly as possible, and in most instances, you can gain your certificate in as little as 8 hours!

We understand that schedules can be tight, which is why we always aim to have our courses completed within 6-8 hours (with breaks included of course), but this isn’t to say the quality of our courses is ever compromised.

During this time, classroom learning is combined with hands-on experience, giving you a comprehensive picture of how to operate a scissor lift safely and efficiently. With the help of our expert team, you can look forward to becoming a skilled scissor lift driver in no time at all!

If you require more information or have any concerns, give us a call on 0121 517 0295 – we’re more than happy to help!

Your certificate will serve you for a lifetime – but this isn’t to say that, once you’re qualified, you’re set for life.

It’s not uncommon for legislation to change in the UK and alter what you need to know about scissor lifts for you to be able to use one in the workplace.

We’ve found that many of our past students come back to us once they’ve gained their certifications, to undergo refresher training and update their knowledge in line with their employer’s current health and safety regulations.

Some companies prefer to have their employees recertified every couple of years, to ensure the highest, most relevant level of training and we’re more than happy to accommodate these needs.

Get in touch with us to book your refresher scissor lift training course today!

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