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Scissor Lift 3a IPAF MEWP Operator

Scissor Lift 3a IPAF MEWP Operator

Scissor Lift 3a IPAF MEWP Operator

IPAF Scissor Lift 3a

JPC Plant & Safety Operator Training on MEWPs and Harness is suitable for MEWP operators working in Republic of Ireland.
IPAF MEWP training is strongly recommended for MEWP operators working in the UK and NI, and may be required on some ROI construction sites. IPAF 3a/3b/1b MEWP Operator.

Course Duration
1 Day IPAF Operator training course for Scissor Lift 3a (typically 8.30am to 4.30pm)

Please note that Self Propelled Boom / 3b Mobile Boom can also be done on the same day as Scissor Lift see our IPAF 3a & 3b course listed under Course List.

What MEWPs are covered under IPAF 3a Operator Training?
The IPAF 3a Operator category covers the safe use of Mobile Vertical access platforms generally called Scissor Lifts.

Extra categories

Additional MEWP IPAF categories can be done on the same training day subject to notice eg IPAF 3b Operator category covers the safe use of Mobile Boom machines which are self-propelled booms and may be articulated or telescopic booms. 1b Static Boom Operator Training category covers the safe use of Static Booms which generally have outriggers. Static Boom is an overall category name which includes Van-mounted booms, Truck-mounted booms, Trailer-mounted booms or Spider booms on tracks or wheels.


This training is available at central location just off the M6 motorway  (View in Google Map)

On-site training

On-site training on your premises is also available anywhere in the UK and Ireland subject to minimum numbers. A suitable room would be required for on-site training for the theory section of the course, and a Scissor Lift / Mobile Vertical is needed for the practical. The Operator’s Manual and a copy of the current 6 monthly Certificate of Thorough Examination for the Scissor Lift is required.

Successful delegates will receive a 3a Mobile Vertical IPAF PAL Card valid for 5 years and an IPAF Certificate of Training for the 3a Mobile Vertical. An IPAF safety guide and an IPAF log book will be given to each delegate on the day of training. Photographs for the operator card are taken on site and included in the price.

Course Description

  • Course content
  • Introduction and pre-course theory test
  • MEWP categories
  • Structural parts
  • Regulations ISO 18878, PUWER, LOLER, RIDDOR, WAHR, MHSW
  • Pre-use inspection/handover
  • Safe operating methods and hazards
  • Theory test practical training
  • Practical assessment
  • Licence renewal & log books
  • Course evaluation

Trainee Requirements
Candidates for IPAF courses must be at least 16 years of age. They must be medically fit to operate machinery.

PPE Requirements
Trainees must have the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment with them i.e. Helmet, Safety Boots, Hi-Visibility Vest, Harness & Adjustable Restraint Lanyard.

Who Should Attend?
This 3a Mobile Vertical IPAF Operator training course is suitable for anyone who operates Scissor Lifts / Mobile Vertical aerial work platforms

Course Objectives
To provide delegates with the essential knowledge required to operate 3a Mobile Vertical / Scissor Lifts efficiently and safely.

Training Methods
Presentation with slides, video, printed course material, demonstration, practical use.

Who Will Benefit?
All those in your organisation who operate, supervise or manage the use Scissor Lifts or Mobile Vertical access platforms would benefit from IPAF training.

NB: IPAF training is provided by third party through an IPAF registered training centre

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