IPAF Static Boom (1B) Mobile Scissor (3a) & Mobile Boom (3b)

Course Overview

Duration: 1-3 Days
Max Number of Delegates: 3
Length of Certification: 5 Years
Accreditation: IPAF

Who Should Attend?

This programme is designed for managers, supervisors and operatives who may need to use or control powered access equipment in a work environment. This course deals with Static Boom Lift (1b), Mobile Vertical Scissor Lift (3a), and Mobile Boom (3b)


To provide delegates with a thorough understanding of the need for safety associated with powered access equipment.

Additional information

Delegates attending this course should be 18+ years and be physically and mentally fit to withstand the rigours of training. The content of this course includes awareness of periodic examinations of equipment.

The course does not provide full training in maintenance of equipment. Additional training relating to this subject may be of benefit to delegates (further information available upon request).


On successful completion candidates will receive the 1B, 3A and 3B IPAF qualifications, which are all accessible through the IPAF ePAL app. The app is available on Android and iOS smartphones. This also includes a logbook and safety information. If a physical PAL card and certificate are required these must be arranged with your training coordinator prior to the course start date, there will be an additional charge for this service



  • Health & Safety legislation
  • Operator responsibilities
  • Safe operating guide
  • Safe use of Mobile Elevating Working Platforms (MEWPS)
  • Machine pre-user checks
  • Safe working environments
  • Machine familiarisation
  • Pre-start safety checks & function controls
  • Machine operating session
  • Practical test
Suggested follow-up courses
  • Safe work at heights
  • Harness Awareness
  • PAL +
  • MWEPS For Manager (MM)

Training Methods

Classroom based tutorials with group participation combined with practical exercises. Delegates must successfully pass both theory and practical assessment.

Courses are run nationally 6 days a week. For further information fill out the form below.

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