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IPAF Operator 3a

Face-to-face Instructor Led Courses, Health and Safety, Working At Heights

What Is IPAF Operator 3a Training?

This one day course instructs an operator how to prepare and safely operate Mobile Vertical lifts (Scissor Lifts). 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. All trainees should arrive with safety boots, hi-vis vest and a hard hat. Please also ensure all trainees arrive with suitable clothing for outdoors practical element.

Who Should Attend

Any person who requires the need to be trained in IPAF Operator 3a through the course of their normal working duties. This course is suitable for anyone working in the Working At Heights arena or Health and Safety sector, pre-requisites may be required.

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


IPAF Operator 3a training is available at training centres UK wide, using a virtual classroom with a live tutor or on client premises (as required) provided minimum delegate numbers are achieved. Parking, public transport links and refreshments vary from centre to centre and these will be confirmed to you prior to your enrolment on any course.


This course includes both a theory test and practical assessment 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, International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) Powered Access Licence - Valid for 5 years

Open Courses & Public Events

Our IPAF Operator 3a training public event calendar has more than open course training dates taking place across the UK. Search and book securely online and receive an immediate confirmation together with full joining instructions, your VAT invoice and a receipt of payment. You are also able to make an enquiry and receive our formal quotation. Lowest price guaranteed.

More Information

We train in excess of 100,000 delegates per year. For more information, please make your enquiry using the form below. The XYZ Training Group Customer Charter ensures that all enquiries are responded to the same day.

Course Availability

In addition to a comprehensive IPAF Operator 3a open course schedule, training is also available on client premises or at one of our training venues as a private course - provided minimum delegate numbers are achieved. Whatever your requirement, start by completing the form below and we'll send you the full course information and a quotation based on your requirements.

Make A IPAF Operator 3a General Enquiry Here

Complete the form below and we'll send you some training options and / or a quote by return. Please only use this form if you are interested in IPAF Operator 3a courses. For all other enquiries, please use the general contact page, refine your search above or call us on 0844 335 8882.

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IPAF Operator 3a
Part of our Working At Heights range of training courses

Course Information

  • Course Duration 1 Day

  • All prices exclude VAT. Discounts available for larger groups & for corporate clients.
Our IPAF Operator 3a Training Courses

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