3A & 3B (Scissor & Boom)

This IPAF Operator course is a practical training course with an assessment covering two powered access products - Mobile Vertical (3a) + Mobile Boom (3b).

What is involved?


  • Introduction and pre-course theory test
  • MEWP categories
  • Structural parts
  • Regulations - ISO 18878, European, HASAWA
  • Regulations - PUWER, LOLER, MHSW, WAHR, RIDDOR
  • Pre-use inspection/handovers
  • Safe operating methods and hazards
  • Theory test


  • Practical training
  • Practical assessment

Upon completion, you will be issued with a certificate and smart pal card from Ipaf themselves. The smart pal card is machine-readable and can be used to ensure that only trained operators can use mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) on site.

Training Locations

Enquire now, or call the hire hotline 01246 299 400.