Course Aims

Our industry leading IPAF course provide delegates with the knowledge and practical skills to safely operate powered access equipment.

This IPAF Operator course with practical training session and assessment covers two powered access products - Mobile Vertical (3a) + Mobile Boom (3b)

IPAF Mobile Vertical (3a) + (3b) Mobile Boom Operator

Who Attends

Those who operate, supervise or manage the use of powered access equipment including scissor lifts (3a) and self-propelled boom lifts (3b).

Course Content


  • Introduction and pre-course theory test
  • MEWP regulations and guidance
  • Machine types and use
  • Structural  parts
  • Familiarisation and pre-use inspection
  • Safe operating methods and hazards
  • Written theory test


  • Practical training
  • Practical assessment

Qualifications Obtained

Delegates successfully completing the course will receive an IPAF Certificate and Powered Access Licence (PAL) Card valid for 5 years.  


IPAF have digitised PAL Cards with the new ePAL app, available to both new and existing operators. This replaces the need for paper and plastic documents and licenses with operators’ qualifications and experience easily recorded, stored and shared.

Operators can download the app for free to Apple iOS and Android devices and use it to view and access their digital PAL Cards, logbooks and IPAF safety guides.

We will be offering the following new IPAF Licence application options:

  • IPAF Digital PAL Card Licence Application (ePAL) - this will be the new default licence application and the cost is included in the price of the course
  • IPAF Physical PAL Card Licence Application (Printed PAL Card) – this will include ePAL with a printed PAL Card and Certificate. If required please contact us directly to obtain (at additional cost)

Entry Requirements

Pre-Requisites:  The minimum entry requirement is a good understanding of spoken and written English

Additional Information

Personal Protective Equipment Required:

  • Hard hat
  • High Viz Clothing
  • Steel capped work boots
  • Harness
  • Gloves


Arrange your course with Sibbald

If pre-scheduled dates are not listed on this page, or if the dates published do not fit your requirement, please contact us as arrangements can be made to suit your needs. 

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