IPAF Operator (3a, 3b, 1b) Training Course

This course is suitable for operators to prepare and safely operate various types of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) in order to obtain an IPAF MEWP Operators Licence. Upon successful completion, each delegate will receive an IPAF PAL card (Powered Access Licence), valid for 5 years.

Course Duration: 1 Day

At the end of the course the operator will:

  • Be aware of the relevant Health and Safety Regulations
  • Operate the MEWP safely and manoeuvre the machine as required, to correctly position and carry out the required tasks in a correct and proper manner, inside and outside a building
  • Know the pre-use checks and daily maintenance to be carried out prior to commencing work
  • Know the correct and safe method of operating the specific machine and be aware of accident prevention and control
  • Be familiar with the correct emergency procedures, capacities and limitations
  • Be aware of the need to refer to the machine Operating Manual
  • Understand the selection and use of fall prevention equipment covering, as a minimum, anchorage points in platforms, harness standards, explanation of fall arrest, lanyard types, harness inspection, use and correct fitting, rescue procedures, current recommendations (HSE & IPAF H1/05/05).

Course Content:

  • Introduction and Pre-Course Theory Test (Multiple Choice)
  • MEWP Categories
  • Structural Parts
  • Regulations
  • Pre-Use Inspections and Handovers
  • Safe Operating Methods and Hazards
  • Theory Test (Multiple Choice
  • Practical Familiarisation and Assessments
  • Course Evaluation

Harness Offer

We have MEWP Harness & Lanyard kits (complete with Karabiner and supplied in an Active kit bag) available to purchase at only £50.00 + VAT each (usual price £59.00 + VAT but we offer 20% discount when bought with training).

Most of our training courses can also be delivered at your company premises – contact us to discuss what training solution is right for you.