This IPAF 1b course trains delegates on how to operate mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs), with reference to a static boom.

People who operate MEWPs within their role, and individuals that supervise or manage the use of powered access will benefit from this course.

This training course will instruct an operator to safely operate various types of MEWPs and prepare them. So, this would include the use of a static boom.

The IPAF 1b course is broken down into theory and practical sessions.

The theory session can be eLearning or a classroom session. Therefore, the same format applies to all delegates.

Our goal with this IPAF 1b course is to give you the knowledge and confidence to carry out your role more safely and effectively.

  • This course is delivered in-house at our Blackburn venue, or on a customer’s site.
  • Practical IPAF MEWP training course that teaches you the necessary skills to be successful in your role
  • IPAF is the awarding body for this course
  • You will complete this IPAF course in one day if you complete your theory via eLearning
  • Certificate and PAL card valid for 5 years
  • Can combine this course with the IPAF 3a 3b course.
Static Boom for IPAF 1b Course

What does the IPAF 1b training teach you?

Our IPAF 1b course is designed to enable delegates to use powered access equipments safely and effectively.  At the end of this course, you should feel more knowledgeable and confident in your role.

This course will provide you with information on:

  • Theory – Introduction and pre-course theory test
  • MEWP categories
  • Structural Parts of MEWPS
  • Regulations – ISO 18878, European, HASAWA
  • Regulations – PUWER, LOLER, MHSW, WAHR, RIDDOR
  • Pre-use inspections and handovers
  • Safe operating methods and how to identify and manage potential hazards
  • Theory test
  • Practical – Practical Training
  • Practical Assessment

How long is the IPAF 1b training course?

This IPAF 1b course is a 1 day course. It is delivered in a full day in our Blackburn training centre, and includes a theory and practical session.

If you want to limit the amount of time spent off-site, you can also complete the theory online.

If you choose this option, you will only spend a 1/2 day in our center for the practical session.

Why should I take this course?

This IPAF course is ideal for individuals that supervise or manage the use of powered access within their roles.


Entry requirements

The use of MEWPs can be physically demanding, so it is important that you are in good health and physically fit.

Also, you should not have any problems with:

  • Hearing or eyesight
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Epilepsy
  • Fear of heights
  • Vertigo
  • Giddiness
  • Difficulty with balance
  • Impaired limb function
  • Alcohol
  • Drug dependence
  • Psychiatric illness

Is the IPAF 1b training course accredited?

This course is accredited by IPAF.

You will qualify for a Powered Access License (PAL Card) if you successfully pass the course. This card will be valid for five years.

You can access your PAL card via ePAL, which is IPAF’s free mobile phone app.

How is this course delivered?

This course is delivered as an in-house course in our Blackburn venue, or on a customer’s site.

You must provide the machines if you want the course delivered on your site, and your site and machines must meet IPAF requirements.

Complete the enquiry form if you are interested in organising an in-house course for your employees and our team will be in touch.

How much does this course cost?

To enquire about this course, please complete the enquiry form and our team will be in touch.


Can I book all 3 IPAF courses together as an in-house course?

Depending on the number of delegates, you can book the IPAF 1b and IPAF 3a and 3b training as an in-house course. This course can only be completed at our Blackburn training center. Speak to a member of our team for more information.


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