IPAF Operator Training Course - 3a & 3b

Overview

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:

  • I.D - Passport or Photocard Driving Licence
  • Safety Helmet
  • Safety Boots or Shoes
  • Gloves
  • Hi-Vis Vest
  • Full body harness and adjustable restraint lanyard.  You WILL NOT be able to complete the practical element of the training without a suitable harness.

All IPAF certification will now be 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.

Objectives

On successful completion of the course candidates will be:

  • Fully aware of the relevant Health and Safety regulations
  • Able to manoeuvre the machine as required
  • Fully aware of accident prevention and control
  • Able to drive the MEWP proficiently and safely
  • Fully aware of the needs regarding personal protection
  • Able to correctly position and carry out the required tasks in a correct and proper manner

Agenda

The IPAF 3a & 3b course will cover the following topics: -

  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Limitations of MEWPS
  • Controls, Safety Devices and Warning Alarms
  • Routine Inspection and Servicing Requirements
  • Preparation for Work on a MEWP
  • Ground and Site Conditions
  • Safe Operating Techniques
  • Emergency Lowering Procedures
  • Manufacturers Instruction Manuals
  • Fall Arrest/Restraint Equipment
  • Practical Operating Test
  • Multiple Choice Test Paper

Duration

1 day

Assessment

Candidates will undertake a written test and practical assessment at the end of the course. 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.

Who Should Attend?

The IPAF Operator 3a & 3b course is designed for people who use Cherry Pickers and Scissor Lifts

Suggested Progression

Delegates are required to retake this course prior to the 5 year expiry.

Accreditation

IPAF - International Powered Access Federation

Prerequisites

Candidate Entry Requirements: Must be at least 16 years old Must be literate Must be physically fit 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: Photo I.D - Passport or Photocard Driving Licence Safety Helmet Safety Boots or Shoes Gloves Hi-Vis Vest Full body harness and adjustable restraint lanyard.† You WILL NOT be able to complete the practical element of the training without a suitable harness.

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