1 day typically from 8.30am to 4.30pm.
What type of Cherry Pickers are covered under IPAF 3a, 3b and 1b Operator Training?
Cherry Picker is an overall name which can refer to any type of MEWP. The IPAF 3a Operator category covers the safe use of Mobile Vertical machines generally called Scissor Lifts. The IPAF 3b Operator category covers the safe use of Mobile Boom machines which are self-propelled booms and may be articulated or telescopic booms and can be driven at height. The IPAF 1b Operator category covers Static Boom machines which are generally fitted with outriggers and cannot be driven while elevated. 1b Static Boom is an overall category name which includes Van-mounted booms, Truck-mounted booms, Trailer-mounted booms or Spider booms on tracks or wheels.
Up to three IPAF Cherry Picker categories can be done on the same training day subject to notice eg 3b Mobile Boom, 1b Static Boom and 3a Mobile Vertical (Scissor Lift training)
This one day Cherry Picker course on 3a, 3b and 1b IPAF Operator categories is available from any of our training centres: Manchester, London, Glasgow, Newcastle, Midlands / Banbury, Belfast, Dublin, Cork, Portlaoise, Limerick.
On-site training on your premises is also available anywhere in the UK and Ireland subject to minimum numbers and having the Cherry Pickers available on site. A suitable room would be required for on-site training for the theory section of the course, and a Scissor Lift/Mobile Vertical and Mobile Boom and Static Boom is needed for the practical test, if candidates need all three IPAF categories on their PAL card. The Cherry Picker Operator’s Manual and a copy of the current 6 monthly Certificate of Thorough Examination for each machine is required.
Successful delegates will receive a 3a, 3b and 1b IPAF PAL Card valid for 5 years and an IPAF Certificate of Training for the 3a Mobile Vertical, 3b Mobile Boom and 1b Static Boom categories. An IPAF safety guide and an IPAF log book will be given to each delegate on the day of training. Photographs for the operator card are taken on site and included in the price.
Introduction and pre-course theory test
Regulations ISO 18878, PUWER, LOLER, RIDDOR, WAHR, MHSW
Safe operating methods and hazards
Theory test practical training
Licence renewal & log books
Candidates for IPAF Cherry Picker courses must be at least 16 years of age. They must be medically fit to operate machinery.
Trainees must have the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment with them to operate the Cherry Pickers i.e. Helmet, Safety Boots, Hi-Visibility Vest, Harness & Adjustable Restraint Lanyard.
Who Should Attend?
This Cherry Picker 3a, 3b and 1b IPAF Operator training course is suitable for anyone who operates different types of Cherry Pickers whether they are Scissor Lifts, Mobile Vertical lifts, Self-Propelled Telescopic booms, Articulating booms or Mobile booms. It is also suitable for users of Static Booms with outriggers including Spider booms on tracks or wheels, Van-mounted booms, Truck-mounted booms or Trailer-mounted booms.
To provide delegates with the essential knowledge required to operate various types of Cherry Pickers under three IPAF categories 3a Mobile Vertical, 3b Mobile Boom and 1b Static Boom categories efficiently and safely.
Presentation with slides, video, printed course material, demonstration, practical use.
Who Will Benefit?
All those in your organisation who use, supervise or manage the use of Cherry Pickers would benefit from IPAF training. This 3 category course covers Scissor Lifts / Mobile Vertical lifts, Self-Propelled Telescopic booms, Articulating booms or Mobile booms, Static Booms with outriggers including Spider booms on tracks or wheels, Van-mounted booms, Truck-mounted booms or Trailer-mounted booms.