IPAF Mobile Vertical (3a) Training Course

IPAF 3a Mobile Vertical Training Course Overview

This course will teach operators how to use a mobile vertical scissor lift, including pre-use inspections and safely working at height on a mobile elevated work platform of this type.

Who is IPAF 3a Training For?

This course is for anyone who operates a mobile scissor lift in the workplace.

There are no requirements for prior training or qualifications so anyone can attend this course, however any knowledge or experience of working with mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) will be an advantage to passing this IPAF course.

IPAF 3a Course Content

IPAF classes are purposely kept small to ensure each candidate has plenty of hands-on training and the maximum possible face-to-face time with the instructor. Candidates will cover the following subjects during the day's training:

  • Introduction to IPAF and MEWPs
  • Pre-theory test
  • Legislations, regulations, standards and best practice
  • MEWP categories explained
  • Structural parts identified
  • Pre-use inspection/handover requirements
  • Safe operating methods and hazards to be observed
  • Post-theory test
  • Practical training and assessment on selected categories
  • Licence renewal & log books

IPAF Mobile Vertical Scissor Lift Course Duration

The IPAF 3a training course lasts for 1 day, with a minimum of 7 contact hours with the trainer and is a mix of classroom-based theory and practical training.

IPAF Certificate

Successful candidates will gain the IPAF Operator 3a category on their IPAF licence (PAL Card) which will be valid for 5 years.

Combined IPAF Categories

This course is commonly combined with other IPAF courses so that candidates can spend the day training and walk away with more than one category on their IPAF Powered Access Licence. Some popular combinations include: