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IPAF 3B Operator Training Mobile Vertical Boom

This course is designed for candidates who use, supervise or manage the use of powered access cherry pickers or candidates who need to renew their PAL licence in category 3B.

Course Content:

– 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
– 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
– Health and safety at work regulations 1974
– LOLER regulations in respect of MEWPSractical assessment

  • License renewal – use of IPAF log books
  • Course evaluation and close
Key Learning Objectives:

Be aware and confident of
– The need for accident prevention and control
– The need for safe operational procedures and machine operating manual
– The emergency descent operations
– The responsibilities of the employers and the employees
– The needs regarding personnel protection
– The relevant health and safety regulations regarding MEWPS
– Safely manoeuvring the specified MEWP

Course Method

Instruction in both theory and practical sessions. A demonstration and practical test will be required.

Personal Protective Equipment:

– Hard hat
– Steel capped work boots
– Harness


IPAF PAL Card category 3A

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