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IPAF 3a/3b MEWP Operator Training

250.00 inc. Vat


This IPAF MEWP Operator training is a one-day course designed to prepare and safely operate Mobile Vertical (3a) and Mobile Boom (3b) lifts.
IPAF (International Powered Access Federation) promotes the safe and effective use of powered access equipment worldwide through providing technical advice and information, through influencing and interpreting legislation and standards and through safety initiatives and training programmes.
This IPAF MEWP Operators training is certified by TUV as conforming to ISO 18878.

Who is the course intended for?
This course is intended for those required to work at height on a regular basis i.e. construction workers. painters, window installers etc. Minimum age requirement is 16.
1 Day
Training methodology:
This course is a classroom based and instructor led with the practical training afterwards.
Theory Assessment – 30-minutes Multiple Choice Questions Exam (30 questions)
Practical Assessment
The successful participants will be awarded with an IPAF e-PAL card valid for 5 years

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Course Programme

  • Introduction (Facilities, Objectives, PAL Card Overview, Health & Fitness Statement, pre-theory test)
  • Regulations and guidance (ISO 18878, European HSWA, PUWER, LOLER, MHSW, WAHR and RIDDOR)
  • MEWP categories (Different groups/types of MEWP, descriptions of each and other courses available)
  • Structural Parts (Stabilising, levelling, chassis drive options, turntable, boom/scissor pack and MEWP selection)
  • Familiarisation and pre-use inspections (Familiarisation, pre-use inspection, pre-use battery checks, controls and safety features, defect, and emergency descent)
  • Safe operating methods and hazards (Movement and travel, set-up, operation, parking, securing, and re-fuelling)
  • Theory Test
  • Practical training & assessment

Course Objectives

On the completion of this course, operaror will:

  • Be aware of the relevant Health & Safety regulations
  • Be aware of accident prevention and control
  • Be aware of the needs regarding personal 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

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