IPAF 3A & 3B Operator Training Course
What qualifications are needed for taking the course?
Candidates must be 16 years of age or older, the Law specify that it’s the minimum required age.
A person must be medically fit to operate the machines.
Trainees must be equipped with the following: Helmet, Safety Boots, Hi-Visibility Vest, Harness & Adjustable Restraint Lanyard. The Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) should be with the person upon arrival and be worn while in training.
Trainees are required to have a level of literacy that enables them to fully understand safety notices and manufacturer’s instruction manuals. Trainees must be physically fit and in good health. Eyesight or hearing problems would impair the trainee from completing the course and possibly would not be able to operate the machines safely, during the course each trainee will be required to operate the MEWPs. No formal qualifications are required.
We aim to teach future operators how to prepare their machines safely and operate various types of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs). It includes all types of scissor lifts and personnel lifts that do not have outriggers to be driven safely within the manufacturer’s specification.
The machine categories included are:
Mobile Scissor Lifts (3a): include Scissor lifts, mobile vertical personnel platforms
Mobile Boom Lifts (3b): Include self-propelled booms and articulated booms (also known as cherry pickers)
Once completed the course, the trainee will be issued with a powered access license smart card also known as an IPAF PAL (Powered Access License) card.
The IPAF license (International Powered Access Federation) PAL card is internationally accepted as proof of MEWP operator training throughout the world. The IPAF 3a and 3b categories training courses are designed to instruct an operator to be able to prepare and operate various types of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) which include cherry pickers, scissor lifts, and mobile booms such as articulated & electric boom lifts.
1 full day
Course Programme & Assessment
The IPAF Operator Training Course is divided into four parts: