IPAF Operator Training Course – 3a & 3b

IPAF Operator Training Course - 3a & 3b

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 £150 + VAT

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IPAF 3a & 3b (2 Categories) TC019001
Unit 1 New Pudsey Square, Bradford Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS28 6PX
30th Oct
8:00am - 4:30pm
Places Available
IPAF 3a & 3b (2 Categories) TC019109
Unit 4 Rutland Court, Manner Industrial Estate, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 8EF
30th Oct
8:00am - 4:30pm
Places Available
IPAF 3a & 3b (2 Categories) TC024824
Unit 4, Lodge Court, Alan Ramsbottom Way , Great Harwood, Blackburn, Lancs, BB6 7WL
30th Oct
8:00am - 4:00pm
Fully Booked
IPAF 3a & 3b (2 Categories) TC026993
1 Up Access Ltd Office, Foley Street, Sheffield, S4 7YW
30th Oct
8:00am - 4:00pm
Places Available
IPAF 3a & 3b (2 Categories) TC026858
Unit 6a, Breightmet Industrial Estate, Bolton, BL2 6PT
30th Oct
8:00am - 4:00pm
Places Available

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

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


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