AFI-Resale has a large selection of Approved Used scissor lifts for sale that are in stock. Our machines are from manufacturers including Genie, JLG and Skyjack.
A scissor lift is a working platform which can be mechanically lifted up vertically, to raise workers, tools and materials to areas of height.
Scissor lifts are also referred to as aerial work platforms (AWP), elevated work platforms (EWP) or mobile elevating work platforms (MEWP). The platform sits on top of an hydraulic criss-crossing scissor pack, which is where the name originates.
A scissor lift is a platform that can go up and down vertically in one plane, and has no or very little outreach (unless the unit has a slide out deck).
An articulated cherry picker can go up and down, but with a greater range of movement and outreach due to hinges on the boom, so they can articulate up and down over obstacles. A telescopic cherry picker usually is quicker in operation to reach height, but does not have articulation or 'up and over' capacity.
In order to operate a scissor lift, you will need to have category 1a/3a IPAF training depending on your requirements. We can provide training in just the area you require, or we can provide IPAF training for 2 subjects, which will qualify you to operate machines that fall into the 1a, 1b, 3a and 3b categories, such as a cherry picker.
If you have previously been IPAF trained, we also provide refresher IPAF training.
AFI deliver industry leading training and are recognised as one of the leading IPAF training providers in the UK. We offer training through our UTN Training brand.