IPAF Training Courses with Mark One Training

IPAF Training Courses with Mark One Training


At Mark One Training, we are dedicated to ensuring that everyone operating Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs) does so with complete knowledge and confidence. Our one-day IPAF Operator course has been meticulously designed to cater to the unique needs of those operating diverse MEWPs, from cherry pickers and scissor lifts to static booms and more.

Course Details:

Duration: One day

Format: Morning theory session with a written test, followed by an afternoon practical assessment.

Trainer Accreditation: Delivered by IPAF accredited Mark One Training Instructors.

Certification: Delegates who pass the course receive a digital IPAF PAL card. Physical IPAF cards can be requested at an additional cost.


The course is available at our Southend and Chelmsford training centres. You can pick your preferred date and centre through our 'Book' tab on our website.

Please note: The weight limit for the 1b machine at Chelmsford is 120kg.

Machine Categories Available:

IPAF 3A Training - Mobile Vertical Scissor Lift

IPAF 3B Training - Mobile Boom Self Propelled Boom

IPAF 1B Training - Static Boom that is Vehicle, Trailer or Track Mounted.

Course Agenda:

  • Introduction to machine categories
  • Importance and use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Understanding key Regulations and Standards (ISO 18878, European, HSWA, PUWER, LOLER, MHSW, WAHR, and RIDDOR)
  • Deep dive into MEWP categories
  • Tea Break (Complimentary Tea & Coffee by Mark 1 Training)
  • Introduction to structural parts
  • Discussion on safe operating methods and potential hazards
  • Familiarisation with the machine
  • Essential pre-use checks and inspections
  • Lunch (Note: Currently not provided by Mark1 Training)
  • Practical demonstration: Starting and stopping the machine
  • Setting the machine for work
  • Basic operational practice and its importance
  • Case studies on typical work applications
  • Efficient methods for parking the machine
  • Best practices for refuelling
  • Introduction to IPAF log books

Essentials for Delegates:

It's vital that delegates come prepared to make the most of the training:

Must bring:

Safety boots and a hard hat.

Recommended: Weather protective clothing, especially as the afternoon session is held outdoors.

Supplied by us: Harnesses for the entire course duration, especially for those undergoing cherry picker training.

Final Thoughts:

Safety and operational efficiency are paramount when dealing with MEWPs. At Mark One Training, we pride ourselves on equipping delegates with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to operate these machines safely and effectively. Join our IPAF Operator course and embark on a journey of professional development in the realm of MEWP operations.


Prices start from £180.00 and are dependent on weekday/weekend, number of delegates and number of categories.

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Explore our wide range of courses and book online with our simple and easy to use booking system. If you need a course run on-site or would like us to run a bespoke course then contact our friendly training team who will be more than happy to help.