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IPAF Operator: 3a & 3b

Where - Reading, Reading venue Start date - 14 Jul 2018 Available places - 4 persons

This one day course instructs an operator how to prepare and safely operate Mobile Vertical lifts (Scissor Lifts) and Mobile Booms (Cherry Pickers).It is a mixture of theory and practice, with a written and a practical test. Course material is available in many languages and training centres receive regular updates. Successful trainees receive a PAL Card (Powered Access Licence), a safety guide, a log book and a certificate.Course fee Includes IPAF registration, smart PAL card and lunch.

Course information

Joining Instructions

All trainees should arrive with safety boots, hi-vis vest, hard hat and a full body harness with adjustable lanyard (NB: IPAF approved harness kits are available for purchase at 25% discount with all bookings). Please also ensure all trainees arrive with suitable clothing for outdoors practical element.

Qualification / Certificate received

International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) Powered Access Licence - Valid for 5 years

Course Agenda

1) Introduction 2) Pre-theory test 3) MEWP categories 4) Structural Parts 5) Regulations 6) Pre-use inspection/handover 7) Safe operating methods & hazards 8) Theory test 9) Practical training 10) Practical assessment


This course includes both a theory test and practical assessment

Can the course be failed?

There is the possibility of failing either the practical assessment or theory test. However, this rarely happens as our IPAF accredited training staff are experts in delivering the course content in a clear and easy to understand way,

Typical start and finish time each day

This course starts at 8am and finishes by 4pm with lunch served at midday. Refreshment breaks are also scheduled throughout the day.

Venue information

Free parking is available at the venue.

Venue facilities

Lunch is provided for all full day courses as well as refreshments throughout the day.

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  • Price (per person) 250
  • 14 Jul 2018
  • Working At Heights
  • Start: 8am
  • Reading, Reading
  • 4

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