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IPAF Operator - Mobile Operator 3a & Mobile Boom 3b

The IPAF 3a Operator category covers the safe use of Mobile Vertical machines generally called Scissor Lifts. The IPAF 3b Operator covers the safe use of Mobile Boom machines.



The safe use of Mobile Vertical machines generally called Scissor Lifts. The IPAF 3b Operator category covers the safe use of Mobile Boom machines which are self-propelled booms and may be articulated or telescopic booms.



IPAF Operator course with practical training session and assessment covering two powered access products will help understand how to operate safely in the workplace.


Successful delegates will receive a 3a & 3b IPAF PAL Card valid for 5 years and an IPAF Certificate of Training for the 3a Mobile Vertical and 3b Mobile Boom categories.

Course Details

Who Attends?
This programme is designed for the operators of MEWPs, renewal of PAL cards or for those looking to learn how to operate MEWPs. The course will consist of classroom based tutorials, demonstrations and practical and written tests.
The Aim?
The purpose of IPAF training is 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.
Course Content
  • Health & Safety regulations and legislation
  • Accident control and prevention
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Working at Height Regulations
  • Operation and safe manoeuvre of machines
  • Pre-use inspection
  • Auxiliary and manual descent procedure
  • Theory test and practical assessment
Methods Used

Theory and practical assessment

Additional Information

One day training


The card is valid for 5 years, after which the delegate would need to be re-assessed.


Please get in touch to discuss this course – 08433 301 236


Please get in touch to discuss this course – 08433 301 236

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