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