IPAF 3A and 3B
This course has been developed by IPAF to prepare potential operators to safely operate mobile scissor lifts and Booms or Static Lifts & Static Booms.
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The IPAF 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)
Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be issued with a powered access license smart card also known as a IPAF PAL (Powered Access License) card.
The IPAF (International Powered Access Federation) PAL card is accepted and recogniSed as proof of MEWP operator training throughout the world.
The IPAF 3a and 3b course will consist of classroom-based tutorials, demonstrations and practical and written tests.
To instruct an operator to prepare and operate various types of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs). This includes any scissor lifts and personnel lifts that do not have outriggers so that you can drive the machine while elevated (manufacturer specification permitting).
Learners will be required to have a level of literacy that enables them to fully understand safety notices and manufacturer’s instruction manuals.
Learners will 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.
The IPAF Operator Training Course is based on four sections: