Construction Card Courses

IPAF Product Operator (3a+3b+1b)

What is the course?

This course is directed at operatives, supervisors and managers of powered access equipment, who wish to gain certification to IPAF Product Operator (3a+3b+1b). This powered access equipment includes Scissor Lifts, Self-propelled Boom Lifts, Trailer Mounted Boom Lifts, Vehicle Mounted and other Aerial Work Platforms and Trailers and Push-arounds.

Course content

  • MEWP categories
  • Structural parts
  • Hazards
  • Pre-use inspection and handovers
  • Safe operating procedures
  • General regulations - ISO 18878, European, HASAWA, MHSW
  • Specific regulations - PUWER, LOLER, WAHR
  • RIDDOR and Accident Reporting

How is the course taught and assessed?

This one-day course for certification to IPAF Product Operator (3a+3b+1b) commences with an overview and a pre-course theory assessment, followed by practical training. The course terminates with both theory testing and practical assessment.

What qualification will I receive?

Upon successful completion of the IPAF Product Operator (3a+3b+1b) course the candidate will receive an IPAF Certificate and an IPAF Smart Powered Access Licence (PAL) Card. This PAL card has a validity of 5 years.

Should you currently hold a PAL Card, the Mobile Vertical (3a) Mobile Boom (3b) and Static Boom (1b) classifications will be added to your PAL card, with the expiration date of this card remaining the same.

What can I do next?

Once the operative has certification on the Mobile Vertical, Mobile Boom and Static Boom, the follow on stage is to acquire certification for additional equipment. We are able to offer a varied choice of courses for certification on other mobile elevating platforms.

Entry requirements

Fluency in both spoken and written English

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