IPAF Operator Training Course

Reading / South East Region | Tue 21st Sep 2021
  • Open / Public Training Course Event
  • Reading Venue
  • £260 Per Person
  • 4 Places Available
  • 1 day

  • Rated 4.7 / 5 By Our Clients

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In order to receive a quote for this IPAF Operator training course please start by completing our enquiry form. A personalised quote and ways in which to book will then be supplied.

To avoid disappointment, we'll confirm that the course is going ahead as scheduled and that there is still space remaining for your required number of delegates before accepting your booking. We aim to respond to all enquiries the same day.

Course Information

This one day course instructs an operator how to prepare and safely operate Mobile Vertical lifts (Scissor Lifts) and Mobile Booms (Cherry Pickers).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....

Who Should Attend?

Designed for any person who wishes to operate either a scissor lift (category 3a) or a self propelled boom (3b) MEWP (powered access platform).

Joining Instructions

All trainees should arrive with safety boots, hi-vis vest, hard hat and a full body harness with adjustable lanyard (NB: IPAF approved harness kits are available for purchase at 25% discount with all bookings). Please also ensure all trainees arrive with suitable clothing for outdoors practical element.

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.

This course starts at 8am and finishes by 4pm with lunch served at midday. Refreshment breaks are also scheduled throughout the day.

Training Venue

DUE TO COVID-19 Candidates should bring their own food and drink when visiting our training centres. Lunch will not be provided. STANDARD PPE: Delegates should bring standard PPE (safety boots, hi-vis vest, hard hat) and for 3b ‘cherry-picker’ training will also need a harness with short adjustable lanyard. If you do not have one of these, they are available to purchase at a discounted rate so please let us know so we can add to your order if you have not done so already. ADDITIONAL PPE DUE TO COVID-19: Delegates should also bring their own PPE to protect against COVID-19 (including gloves, eye protection and face mask). We would also suggest hand sanitiser although this will be provided along with any other PPE which we deem applicable. These should be sanitary, appropriate and in good condition. Candidates who refuse to wear additional PPE or follow the additional guidance including social distancing, will not be allowed to continue training. We are unable to share PPE due to risk of virus transmission. COURSES INVOLVING AN ONLINE MODULE: Please ensure that your laptop/PC device has a webcam enabled as courses use facial recognition which has been introduced to allow an online test without assistance from others. (The course will stop if unrecognised faces come into shot.) FITNESS STATEMENT: As the safe use of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) requires that you consult safety notices and read and thoroughly understand the manufacturer’s instruction manual, literacy and language comprehension are important requirements for any MEWP user. Similarly, as the assembly and use of MEWPs can be physically demanding, users should be physically fit and in good health and should, generally, not have problems with eyesight or hearing, heart disease, high blood pressure, epilepsy, fear of heights / vertigo, giddiness / difficulty with balance, impaired limb function, alcohol or drug dependence or psychiatric illness. If you have any problems with literacy or language comprehension, or have any doubts about your fitness to use. Lunch is provided for all full day courses as well as refreshments throughout the day.. Lunch is provided for all full day courses as well as refreshments throughout the day.

Training venue location and streetview links can be found here.

Accreditation

5 year accreditation by IPAF for successful delegates. Persons passing the course will receive a 5 year PAL (powered Access License) and certificate. Course involves both theoretical and practical examinations and a strong use of English is essential..

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,

More Information

The Course is delivered over a whole day, theory in the morning, practical in the afternoon. The course has a multiple choice closed exam as part of the theory which delegates must pass in order to progress to the practical element of the training.
XYZ Training Group has the largest selection of IPAF training courses across the UK. All of our IPAF accredited training partners deliver this course, offering all clients a unique Lowest Price Guarantee. IPAF Operator training is a registered Trademark of IPAF.

Group Bookings

If you have an enquiry or a need to train 4 or more persons, then why not ask us to deliver you a private IPAF Operator: 3a & 3b course either on your premises or at one of our nearby training centres on any date that's convenient to you?

The price per person is always comparible if not better than joining one of our open course events and you will benefit from the added convenience of not only selecting the date and venue, but we'll also tailor certain elements of the training to your specific application..

In addition to that, if your delegate numbers are low and you don't have an urgent need to have the training in the next few weeks, then talk to us about setting up an open event near to you on a date of your choosing. The course will definitely go ahead as scheduled and you won't need to travel. Minimum 2 delegates.

Whatever your general requirement, make an enquiry here.


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Real Customer Reviews

4.7 Superb Based on 208 reviews
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Dave W – Fri 1st Oct 2021:

Trainer perfect. Cheers Louise Gould....!

Andrew R – Tue 28th Sep 2021:

Simply put the training course was useful and practical.

Przemyslaw S – Mon 27th Sep 2021:

Terrific lunch, worth the fee alone.. Jasmin is excellent....!

David O – Thu 23rd Sep 2021:

Very well organised...

Dereth – Mon 20th Sep 2021:

Top rate....

Terry L – Tue 14th Sep 2021:

Full of useful and useable content...

KAREN J – Mon 13th Sep 2021:

Sevenoaks venue not very well sign posted

Bernard K – Thu 9th Sep 2021:

From start to finish the training course was easy to grasp.

Sam K – Tue 7th Sep 2021:

I personally found the class / course held at our premises recently was one of the most useful courses attended.. Special! . Kept informed nicely by Emilie.

Stephen S – Sun 5th Sep 2021:

IPAF Operator Training conducted on our site was brill. Everyone on the course loved it. . Louise thanks..!