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IPAF 1b Course

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.

Why Take the IPAF Ib Training Course?

Our IPAF 1b course is designed to enable delegates to use powered access equipment safely and effectively.

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.

What Does IPAF 1b Training Course Involve

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 can be delivered in the following ways:

3B Training can deliver courses for a group of your employees in-house at your site or venue of your choice.

This course is delivered as an in-house course.

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.


  • 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
IPAF 1b Training Course Content

The trainer will cover the following subjects in this IPAF 1b course:

  • 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
What a great teacher, really good training. Explained everything clear, practical was good.
Irfan Mohammed Rashid


  • How long is the IPAF 1b training course?
    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.

  • What are the entry requirements for this IPAF 1b Course?

    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
    • Fear of heights and Vertigo
  • 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.

  • 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.


Enquire to receive a quote for in-house training.

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