IPAF Scissor & Boom Lift (3a & 3b) Training

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IPAF Scissor & Boom Lift (3a & 3b) Training

Product Code: TR-SO-IPAFSAB

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This course is operated and run by a Third party IPAF Instructor in partnership The Training Societi & SafetyLiftinGear

This course is essential for all users of Scissor & Boom Lifts.  It teaches delegates how to safely operate both types of Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs).  It also covers skills such as the selection and pre-inspection of the equipment. 

Who should attend?

This programme is designed for managers, supervisors and operatives who may need to use or control powered access equipment in the workplace.

***Delegates must be at least 18 years of age***

Course Location: Bristol

Duration: 1 Day

Course consists of the following

  • Introduction to Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPS)
  • Health & Safety at Work Act 1978
  • Work at Height Regulations 2005
  • Responsibilities of the employee and employer
  • Introduction to the use of MEWPS – Pre theory test
  • Familiarisation of machines – understanding their capabilities
  • Pre check safety checks & Inspection
  • Safe working environment and systems of work
  • Controlling and driving the machines
  • Emergency systems for lowering
  • How to correctly & safely store the machines
  • The importance of regular maintenance – what to look for
  • Correct use of PPE to ensure you are properly protected (including using safety harness & lanyards in a MEWPS)
  • Theory test (Multiple Choice Paper)
  • Practical Assessment – operating the machines

Please note an 80% pass mark applies to the theory test, and successful delegates will go on to complete the practical session for which the pass mark is 75%.


Official IPAF certificate and photographic ID card (PAL card) with 5 year expiry

IPAF Scissor & Boom Lift (3a & 3b) Training (Net Weight Per Item: 0.00kg):
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