Ipaf Training Course: Mobile Vertical 3a

Ipaf Training Course: Mobile Vertical 3a

IPAF Training

The IPAF training course Mobile Vertical (3a) is designed to teach candidates how to prepare and safely operate mobile scissor lifts and vertical mobile personnel platforms.

The scissor lifts, push arounds and mast lifts that this course applies to are:

For more information on this course and to book your training, call our training team on 0330 165 4770

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Mobile Vertical (3a) Course Agenda

This 1 day IPAF course consists of a theory test, with classroom-based tutorials, and a practical test with demonstrations and practising operating powered access platforms.

07:45   Arrival. Registrations, tea and coffee.

08:00   Course starts. Introductions. Information about IPAF and the digital powered access license set-up (PAL).
08:30   Pre-theory (practice) test.
09:00   Presentation. Includes modules on Health & Safety, IPAF categories, structural parts, familiarisation & pre-use checks.
10:15   Mid morning break
10:30   Presentation. Includes modules on platform movements & travel. Ground conditions, hazard awareness, and safe operation.
11:30   Post theory test (multiple choice)

12:00   Lunch break

12:30   Practical session begins. Candidates practice pre-use checks and operating machines.
13:30   Start practical tests.
15:30   (approx.) Take photographs, fill in log books.

Course finish time will depend on individual candidate prior experience.

Booked onto an IPAF training course? Don't forget to bring:

  • Photographic ID (passport, driving licence)
  • Full body harness
  • Safety boots/glasses
  • Hard hat
  • Hi-vis jacket
  • Waterproof clothing (if rain is likely)
  • Your lunch


IPAF Certification

Upon successful completion of the course, candidates will receive their 3a IPAF qualification via ePAL, IPAF’s free mobile phone app.

PAL cards are valid for 5 years after which a refresher course will be needed to renew the licence.


Summit Platforms Training Centres

IPAF training can be booked at all our depot locations:

The IPAF courses can take place at our training centres, the job site itself or at your location, depending on the available space and if the facility meets the required criteria.

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