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IPAF 3a & 3b Operator Training Course

The 1 day IPAF Operator 3a & 3b course is for anyone who operates a Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP), such as scissor lifts or boom lifts. You can take this course to comply with the duties placed upon employers and employees by law. The International Powered Access Federation licence is recognised all over the world.

IPAF training is provided third party through an IPAF registered training centre.

From £185 + VAT

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  • When attending the IPAF training please note that full PPE including a Safety Harness is required.

    Stuart Brown

    Great training broker, found the course I was after and was able to complete the course the same week. Teacher was amazing and had my certificate through really quick. Would highly recommend.

    What You Will Learn

    After completing this course you will be:
    • Fully aware of the relevant Health and Safety regulations
    • Able to manoeuvre the machine as required
    • Fully aware of accident prevention and control
    • Able to drive the MEWP proficiently and safely
    • Fully aware of the needs regarding personal protection
    • Able to correctly position and carry out the required tasks in a correct and proper manner
    IPAF 3a 3b

    IPAF 3a 3b Course Content

    The IPAF 3a & 3b course will cover the following topics:
    • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
    • Limitations of MEWPS
    • Controls, Safety Devices and Warning Alarms
    • Routine Inspection and Servicing Requirements
    • Preparation for Work on a MEWP
    • Ground and Site Conditions
    • Safe Operating Techniques
    • Emergency Lowering Procedures
    • Manufacturers Instruction Manuals
    • Fall Arrest/Restraint Equipment
    • Practical Operating Test
    • Multiple Choice Test Paper

    How Long Does The Course Take?

    This is a 1 day course.


    A written test and you will also take part in a practical assessment. On successful completion you will receive the PAL (Powered Access License) card license. The licence is accepted worldwide and is valid for 5 years.

    Who Is This Course For?

    The IPAF Operator 3a 3b course is designed for people who use Cherry Pickers and Scissor Lifts


    IPAF - International Powered Access Federation


    When will I receive my certificate?

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