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Course Dates for the IPAF - Mobile Vertical 3a - Operator qualification.

IPAF - Mobile Vertical 3a - Operator Training Course Dates

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"The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF)".

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In most cases the awarding body (IPAF) will audit the centre to ensure the correct standard of teaching.

Category: Health-and-Safety

Level: Beginner

The IPAF - Mobile Vertical 3a - Operator course contains a mix of theory and practical training, this course is designed to instruct an operator to prepare and safely operate mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) in the category Mobile Vertical (3a) and to obtain an IPAF MEWP Operators Licence (PAL Card).

The IPAF - Mobile Vertical 3a - Operator course is for those who use, supervise or manage the use of powered access, including scissor lifts, self-propelled boom lifts, trailer mounted boom lifts and aerial work platforms. Those who need to use only one category of powered access equipment should attend a Single Category course and those who need to use two categories of powered access equipment should attend the 3a + 3b course.

  • Awareness of different types of MEWPs
  • Safe operation of MEWPs and limitations of use
  • Pre-use checks, inspection and function tests
  • Planning the route before operating the MEWP
  • Travelling the route and manoeuvring the MEWP
  • Setting up the MEWP for work
  • Basic operational practice
  • Achievement testing
  • Selection and use of fall arrest equipment
  • Log book issue
  • Course review and close

A mix of classroom-based teaching and practical exercises including IPAF theory and practical assessment

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