Course Overview (Benefits)
We offer IPAF courses in 2 categories, Scissor Lift (3A) and Mobile Boom (3B). This course is delivered covering two powered access products - Scissor Lift (3A) + Mobile Boom (3B). This course gives candidates the hands-on practical skills to enable them to safely use mobile powered access equipment. The aim of this course:
- Delegates emerge as safer, more capable and confident operators
- Reduced risk of accidents and incidents
New ePAL cards went live 1st June 2021, please download the APP prior to attending , follow the below link.
It is required that all candidates provide PPE helmets, safety footwear, hi vis vests/jacket, gloves and harness on the day. It is essential that delegates must bring along with them to the course a full body harness and short or adjustable restraint lanyard. The practical part of the course can be taken inside and outside. Photographs will be taken on the day for the IPAF ID cards. *If you are attending the Self Propelled Boom (Cherry Picker) please provide body harness and restraint lanyard with proof of thorough inspection. It is also required that you are fit and healthy to complete the practical element of the course.
IPAF Health & Fitness Statement Since the safe use of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) requires that you 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 with balance, impaired limb function, alcohol or drug dependence or psychiatric illness. If you have any problems with literacy or language comprehension, or have any doubts about your fitness to use the MEWPs, you MUST bring them to the attention of your employer. This will not preclude you from using MEWPs, provided your employer conducts an assessment and is able to put in place adequate measures to take account of any difficulties you may have.
Alliance Learning has first aid provision and hold relevant insurance documents
Course Content/Topics Covered
- Pre-theory Test
- Mewps Category
- Structural Parts
- Regulation & Guidance
- Pre-use Inspection / Handover
- Safe operating methods and hazards
- Theory Test (pass/fail)
- Practical Training
- Practical Assessment (pass/fail)
- License Renewal - Log Books
- Course review and evaluation
Course Duration (days):
All those operatives who use mobile powered access equipment
Assessment and Certification
You will complete a pass/fail theory test, practical training and a practical assessment throughout the duration of the course. Once you have passed the assessments, you will be issued with a PAL (Powered Access Licence) photo ID card approximately a week after the course if required. These are currently valid for 5 years. Alternatively, from June 2021 you can download the IPAF ePAL App. The app will be free to use and will feature a digital IPAF PAL Card, operator logbook and operator safety guides. It will also allow operators to receive the latest IPAF safety information and best practice guidance, allowing construction managers to quickly and easily verify an operative’s qualifications, as well as for the operator to log and share their equipment time digitally.
Method of Delivery:
This course is made up of classroom and practical based learning.