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IPAF Operator 3 Categories

Our IPAF Operator course is designed to address the needs of those operating Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs) such as cherry pickers, scissor lifts, vertical platforms, static or self-propelled, telescopic and articulating booms.

The IPAF Operator course (sometimes referred to as IPAF license) is a one day course that offers delegates seeking their IPAF PAL Card the choice of 1, 2 or 3 machine categories (IPAF 3A, IPAF 3B and/or IPAF 1B) and consists of a morning of theory plus an afternoon of practical assessment.

Important Notice

Due to the complexities of this course please call 01702 561818 for more information or to make a booking.
Number of people Description Price
1 - 2Per Person£245.00
3 - 4Per Person£235.00
5Per Person£230.00
6Per Person£230.00
1Additional Person£230.00
Number of people Description Weekend Price
1 - 2Per Person£275.00
3 - 4Per Person£265.00
5Per Person£260.00
6Per Person£260.00
1Additional Person£260.00

Our one day IPAF Operator course is designed to address the needs of those operating Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs) such as cherry pickers, scissor lifts, vertical platforms, static or self-propelled, telescopic and articulating booms. Delegates are offered the choice of 1, 2 or 3 machine categories (IPAF 3A, IPAF 3B and/or IPAF 1B)

Our IPAF Operator training course has a maximum class size of 4-6 delegates (depending on the number of categories selected) and comprises a morning of theory with a written test plus an afternoon of practical assessment. The course is delivered by IPAF accredited Mark One Training Instructors and delegates will receive the IPAF Operator PAL Card upon successful completion of the course.

Machine categories available:

  • Machine Category IPAF 3A Training - Scissor Lift - Mobile Vertical
  • Machine Category IPAF 3B Training - Self Propelled Boom - Mobile Boom
  • Machine Category IPAF 1B Training – Vehicle, Trailer or Track Mounted - Static Boom

Course location:
This training course is offered from both our Southend and Chelmsford training centres. Select your date and training centre via the ‘Book’ tab.

Details of the machine categories for which we offer IPAF Operator training can be found under the ‘Summary’ tab.

  • Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Regulations and Standards (ISO 18878, European, HSWA, PUWER, LOLER, MHSW, WAHR and RIDDOR)
  • MEWP categories
  • Tea Break (Tea & Coffee provided by Mark 1 Training)
  • Structural parts
  • Safe operating methods and hazards
  • Machine familiarisation
  • Pre-use checks and inspections
  • Lunch (provided by Mark 1 Training)
  • Starting and stopping the machine
  • Setting the machine for work
  • Basic operational practice
  • Typical work applications
  • Parking the machine
  • Correct refuelling procedures
  • Use of IPAF log books

Delegates are required to bring their own safety boots and hard hat. We recommend that delegates bring weather protective clothing as the afternoon session takes place outside. We will supply harnesses for the duration of the course for those delegates undertaking training on cherry pickers.

Payment Terms

Account Customers will be charged to their monthly account. Non account customers will be required to pay by debit or credit card at the time of booking the course, either via our website or over the telephone. There are no additional booking or credit/debit card charges. Payment by bank transfer is also possible upon request.

Certification

Our charges include the cost of official certification. Certificates and Identity Cards (as applicable) are posted out to the bill payer (not the delegate), on receipt of full payment. All successful delegates are issued with a temporary pass certificate at the end of the course, apart from the SPA Core Construction. Candidates that pass this course will receive a Certificate, once the course has been logged onto the SPA database.

Cancellation Charges

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please notify our Training Team as soon as possible by calling 01702 561818 (lines open 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday).

Any amendments to a booking will be subject to a £25 + VAT administration charge.

Cancellation charges are as follows:

Notice provided Charge
More than 48 hours from start of course £25
Between 24 – 48 hours from start of course £50% of the course cost
Less than 24 hours from start of course 75% of the course cost
Non-arrival on the day of the course 100% of the course cost
If You Are Running Late

If you are running late on the day of the course, please call your relevant training centre as soon as possible so that your instructor can be informed.

Southend Training Centre - please call 01702 545454 and Choose Option 1 to speak to a member of staff on the Hire Desk. The Hire Desk is open from 7.30am and staff will be able to relay a message to your instructor.

Chelmsford Training Centre - please call 01245 399150 and speak to a member of staff on our Hire Desk. The Hire Desk is open from 7.30am and staff will be able to relay a message to your instructor.

Course Location

Please refer to the ‘Summary’ tab for the full address of the training centre for your course.

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