The 1 day IPAF 3a & 3b course is designed for anyone who operates a Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP), such as scissor lifts or boom lifts. Delegates should 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 Operator training courses require delegates to take the following P.P.E and Photo I.D:
All IPAF certification is issued electronically via ePAL. Students will be required to download the app onto their device to access any certification they hold with IPAF. Should a physical PAL card and/or certificate be required, this must be requested at time of booking and will be charged at an extra cost. It is recommended delegates download the app prior to course commencement.
On successful completion of the course candidates will be:
The IPAF 3a & 3b course will cover the following topics: -
The training requires candidates to undertake a written test and practical assessment. On successful completion, delegates will be able to access their certification via the ePAL app. Should a physical PAL card and/or certificate be required, this must be requested at time of booking and will be charged at an extra cost. The licence is internationally accepted and is valid for 5 years.
The IPAF Operator 3a & 3b course is designed for people who use Cherry Pickers and Scissor Lifts
Delegates are required to retake this course prior to the 5 year expiry.
IPAF - International Powered Access Federation
Candidate Entry Requirements
IPAF Health & Fitness Statement
Since the safe use of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms requires that delegates consult safety notices and read and thoroughly understand the manufacturer's instruction manual, literacy and language comprehension are important requirements for any MEWP user.
Similarly, since the assembly and use of MEWPS can be physically demanding, users should be physically fit and in good health and should, generally, not have problems with eyesight or hearing, heart disease, high blood pressure, epilepsy, fear of heights / vertigo, giddiness / difficulty with balance, impaired limb function, alcohol or drug dependence or psychiatric illness.
If delegates have any problems with literacy or language comprehension, or have any doubts about their fitness to use a MEWP, they must bring them to the attention of their employer. This need not preclude them from using MEWPS, provided their employer conducts an assessment and is able to put into place adequate measures, to take account of any difficulties they may have.
IPAF Operator training courses require that each delegate must have the following P.P.E:
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ePAL is the name of IPAF's new mobile phone app through which the PAL Card, and many other operator-focused features, can be accessed. View more information at www.ipaf.org/ePAL
Yes, IPAF still offers a physical printed PAL Card and certificate at an additional cost. Please speak to the bookings team when placing your booking to request this.
You can link your IPAF issued licence and get a digital version if you choose to download ePAL in the future.
For the practical session candidates will need a suitable hard hat with chin strap, hi-vis jacket/vest, eye protection and footwear. All delegates must have a harness and adjustable restraint lanyard.