IPAF Operator

IPAF Operator Training – Course Overview

The IPAF Operator course covers 3 categories of mobile elevating working platforms:

    For the operation and use of mobile verticals
    For the operation and use of mobile booms
    For the operation of static booms, which can be completed as a stand-alone session or combined with 3A and 3B courses

This training course instructs an operator to prepare and safely use various MEWPs, also referred to as cherry pickers, van mounts or scissor lifts.

IPAF Operator Training – Course Objectives

The objectives of the IPAF Operator course is for the candidate to;

  • Be aware of the relevant Health and Safety regulations
  • Be aware of accident prevention and control
  • Be aware of the needs regarding personnel protection
  • Be aware of the need to refer to the machine Operating Manual
  • Drive and manoeuvre the MEWP safely to correctly position and carry out the
  • required tasks in a correct and proper manner.

IPAF Operator Training – Course Agenda

The IPAF operator course will cover the following;

  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • The Management of the Health and Safety at Work Act
  • Working at Height Regulations
  • MEWP Categories
  • Structural parts
  • Familiarisation and pre-use inspections
  • Safe operating methods and hazards
  • Practical training, including pre use checks and inspections, starting & stopping the machine, pre use function checks, setting the machine for work, asic operational practise, parking the machine.

Who is this course suitable for?

The course is suitable for any candidates that uses cherry pickers, scissor lifts and van mounts.

How is this course assessed?

The course will be assessed with a theory & practical element to show that the candidate is competent to safely use various types of MEWPs.


Once the candidate has successfully completed the course they will receive a certificate and PAL card which is valid for 5 years.

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