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IPAF Powered Access Operator Training - 2 Categories

There are 4 different categories of basic IPAF Operator training course, these being:

  • IPAF 1a: Static Vertical - Vertical personnel platforms (static)
  • IPAF 1b: Static Boom - Self-propelled booms (outriggers), trailers/push-arounds, vehicle-mounted platforms
  • IPAF 3a: Mobile Vertical - Scissor lifts, vertical personnel platforms (mobile)
  • IPAF 3b: Mobile Boom - Self-propelled booms

IPAF Course Detail

Where two categories are combined on single course the most common combination is IPAF 3a and IPAF 3b.

Course content will include:

  • Health and Safety legislation related to the use of MEWP’s (Mobile Elevating Work Platforms)
  • Different types of MEWPs, their safe operation and limitations of use
  • Pre-use checks, inspection, and function tests
  • Route planning before operating the MEWP, travelling, and manoeuvring.
  • Setting up the MEWP for work
  • Selection and use of fall arrest equipment
  • Use of log books
  • Multiple choice theory assessment
  • Practical training session and assessment

Course Delivery

Courses can be run at a registered IPAF training centre or at a customer’s premises, as long as the venue and equipment meet pre-requisite requirements.

As well as conventional courses where delegates attend the course to study both the theory and practical elements,  a blended course option is now available where the theory aspect of this course is completed online. Delegates will then attend the training centre for the practical aspect of the course.

Successful delegates will receive an IPAF Certificate of Training and IPAF PAL Photo ID Card, which is valid for 5 years.

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