Scaffolding and Working at Heights Courses


IPAF is a highly recognised governing body when it comes to powered access equipment, training delegates on how to operate MEWP’s (Mobile Elevating Working Platforms).

IPAF provide MEWP training for two major categories of equipment, scissor lifts and cherry pickers, once you have completed your training on these machines you will receive a PAL card which proves that you are competent to operate them and the IPAF card lasts for five years.

Is the course accredited?
An IPAF accredited centre delivers the course

Who should attend the IPAF course?
The training is suitable for those who need to obtain their PAL card to legally work on powered access equipment.


Available Courses

There is a range of different course categories that will teach you how to safely operate the following:

  • 3a Category (Mobile Scissor Lift Training)
  • 3b Category (Mobile Cherry Picker Training)

The course may also cover other variations of the above equipment including:

  • Scissor Training
  • Boom Training
  • Van Mount Training
  • Trailer Mount Training
  • Spider Training
  • Static Cherry Picker

Course Content

Each course, no matter what category, tend to go by a similar structure. The tutor will start the day with a theory-based session in which they will cover Health and Safety Legislation, the safe operating guide and the responsibility of an operator. They will also have a briefing on how to safely use the machine they are training on.

You will then cover the pre-user checks on a machine and becoming familiar with the machine. The trainer will then touch on what are safe working environments to operate the machine.

Next, you will move onto the practical session in which you will demonstrate your ability to operate the machine and implement the correct pre-start checks.

What is Required to Pass the IPAF Training Course?

The assessor will examine you with a written and practical exam and a one-to-one interview.

3B Training is a reseller of this course. An IPAF Approved Training Centre is delivering this course with their license.

3B Training is not an IPAF Approved Training Centre.

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