The IPAF training course Mobile Boom (3b) is designed to teach candidates how to prepare and safely operate boom lifts (also known as cherry pickers).
The boom 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
Mobile Boom (3b) Course Agenda
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 a 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
Upon successful completion of the course, candidates will receive their 3b 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.