IPAF Operator - Mobile Boom 3b
This course instructs an operator to prepare and safely operate Mobile Boom 3b
Operators will need to bring their own harness in order to complete 1b training. Alternatively you can contact us on 08707 871 511 to purchase a harness from UTN Training.
Number of Delegates: 1 Subject (Max 6 per course), 2 subjects (Max 4 per course).
If maximum numbers reached, additional tutors may be available.
Duration: 1 Day
A mix of theory and practical training, this course is designed to enable operators to manoeuvre, drive and position the MEWPs safely and proficiently. Courses can be undertaken on scissor lifts, boom lifts, trailer mounted or truck mounted platforms.
Who Should Attend
Who needs a PAL Card? If you need to work at height and use access equipment (MEWPs):
IPAF believes that you should receive basic training
In addition to your main job, e.g. electrician, painter, decorator, cleaner, you will acquire a new skill
Platforms are designed to be easy to use and offer a safe way to work at height, but with basic training you will use the equipment more effectively and safely
If you are an employer
You can be sure that legal requirements have been fulfilled if your platform operators have the PAL card
Most legislation, covering Health & Safety obligations, accident prevention and work at height regulations, requires you to provide employees with proper and adequate training in the use of work equipment.
IPAF training to the highest standard means that your platform operators will also work more efficiently and productively.
Awareness of different types of MEWPs
Safe operation of MEWPs and limitations of use
Pre-use checks, inspection and function tests
Planning the route before operating the MEWP
Travelling the route and manoeuvring the MEWP
Setting up the MEWP for work
Basic operational practice
Selection and use of fall arrest equipment
Log book issue
Course review and close
By the end of the course, the delegate will:
Be fully aware of the relevant Health & Safety regulations and accident prevention and control
Be fully aware of the needs regarding personal protection equipment
Be able to manoeuvre the machine as required and drive the machine proficiently and safely
Be able to correctly position and carry out the required tasks in a correct and proper manner.
Training for this course can be undertaken on the following categories: 1a, 1b, 3a and 3b. The course is for a duration of 1 - 3 days, depending on the number of categories required. On successful completion, delegates will receive an ePAL (electronic Powered Access License) giving instant recognition of identity and the categories accredited. The ePAL is valid for 5 years, after which the delegate would need to be re-assessed. If the delegate require a hardcopy IPAF Card and Certificate an extra cost of £15 + VAT applies.
Course entry criteria
Applicants should be at least 16 years old and physically fit
It is desirable (but not mandatory) that applicants should be literate
It is desirable (but not mandatory) that applicants have had driving experience as an indication of dexterity.