IPAF MEWP Training Course 3a, 3b

Description

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) MEWP is an overall name for powered access platforms which can refer to any type of Mobile Elevating Work Platform MEWPs / Cherry Picker.

IPAF MEWP training is strongly recommended and is increasingly becoming a requirement for MEWP operators working on Irish construction sites.

IPAF 3a 3b:

IPAF 3a Operator category covers the safe use of Mobile Vertical machines generally called Scissor Lifts.

IPAF 3b Operator category covers the safe use of Mobile Boom machines which are self-propelled booms and may be articulated or telescopic booms and can be driven at height.

 

Two IPAF MEWP categories can be completed on the same training day subject to notice and availability of machines e.g. 3a Mobile Vertical (Scissor Lift), 3b Mobile Boom.

 

On-Site Training                                                

On-site training is also available anywhere in Ireland subject to minimum numbers and having the MEWPs available on site. 

A suitable room would be required for on-site training for the theory section of the course. 

A Scissor Lift / Mobile Vertical and Mobile Boom would be needed for the practical test, if candidates need all three IPAF categories on their PAL card.

The MEWP Operator’s Manual and a copy of the current 6 monthly Certificate of Thorough Examination for each MEWP is required.

Who Should Attend

This MEWP 3a, 3b  IPAF Operator training course is suitable for anyone who operates different types of MEWPs including Scissor Lifts (Mobile Vertical lifts), Self-Propelled Telescopic booms or Articulating booms (Mobile booms). 

Course Outline

  • 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

Learning Outcomes

Delegates will acquire the essential knowledge required to operate various types of MEWPs under three IPAF categories 3a Mobile Vertical, 3b Mobile Boom categories efficiently and safely.

The course includes a presentation with slides, video, printed course material, demonstration, practical use.

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 are included in the price.

Certification & Assessment

How long does MEWP training last? 

  • 3a, 3b IPAF PAL Card valid for 5 years
  • IPAF Certificate (IPAF Ticket) of Training for the 3a, 3b categories

​Theory test and practical assessment carried out on the day

Additional Information

From what age can you attend training?

Candidates for MEWP courses must be at least 16 years of age. All candidates must be medically fit to operate machinery.

Trainees must wear the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment to operate the MEWPs i.e., Helmet, Safety Boots, Hi-Visibility Vest, Harness & Adjustable Restraint Lanyard.

 

How long does my IPAF qualification last?

The IPAF PAL (Powered Access Licence) card expires after 5 years.

 

Do you want to train at your premises?

This course can be delivered as a dedicated course at your premises or site. On-site training is available anywhere in Ireland subject to minimum numbers and having the Mobile Elevated Work Platforms available on site. 

A suitable room would be required for on-site training for the theory section of the course. 

A Scissor Lift / Mobile Vertical and Mobile Boom would be needed for the practical test, if candidates need all three IPAF categories on their PAL (Powered Access Licence) card.

The MEWP Operator’s Manual and a copy of the current 6 monthly Certificate of Thorough Examination for each MEWP is required.

 

Why is IPAF MEWP training increasingly recommended?

As any MEWP use comes with risk it is important that those that manage and supervise the use of MEWP are familiar with all the equipment in use on site and have received accurate instruction. It is critical they can ensure all MEWP operators and drivers are competent and have received the appropriate training for the MEWP they are working.

The operator’s manual should be supplied with all MEWP’s and available to operators. Operators should be familiar with the manufacturer’s guidance and instructions, the features and control functions of the specific model of MEWP being used and have knowledge of the operation of safety devices and emergency lowering procedures.

 Training records should be kept on file.

 

 

 

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