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IPAF 3A and 3B Operator Dual Category

To provide delegates with an understanding of the need for accident prevention, safe operational procedures, emergency descent operations and the responsibilities of the employers and employees.

Course Content:

Course Content:
– Theoretical aspects of mobile access work platform operation
– Identification and understanding of operational hazards
– Requirement, procedure and benefits of pre-operational inspection
– Procedure and benefits of full function testing
– Procedure and identification of specific site hazards
– Understanding limitations of machine application
– Practical operation of mobile access work platform operation
– Understand and apply correct starting procedure
– Identify proximity of all hazards, both overhead and others
– Travel machine with platform in the correct position
– Correctly position machine in relation to the task
– Deploy stabilisers and level machine
– Stow tools/equipment safely on platform
– Use safety harness
– Raise and lower platform correctly
– Slew and travel correctly
– Mount and dismount the machine correctly

Key Learning Objectives:

Be aware and confident of
– The need for accident prevention
– Safe operational procedures
– Emergency descent operations
– The responsibility of the employers and employees

Course Method

Instruction in both theory and practical sessions. A 30min written test and a 30min practical test.

Personal Protective Equipment:

– Hard hat
– Steel capped work boots
– Harness
– Gloves



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