IPAF 3a & 3b Training in Bristol
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IPAF Scissor & Boom Lift – 3a & 3b


All delegates receive an IPAF accredited A4 Certificate and a photographic ID (PAL) card with a 5 year expiry.

1 day (8am to 4:30pm)

£205 +VAT per person

  • Registration with IPAF
  • Extensive handouts and IPAF log book
  • Hire of equipment
  • Lunch & Refreshments including sweets and biscuits
  • Free parking
  • Free letter of attendance provided on request whilst certification is processed
  • 20% off first MEWP hire with Summit Platforms


  • Bristol
  • On site
  • National Training Centres


1 to 4 people can attend open training courses.

Private courses or on-site training for 3 to 4 delegates (8 with 2 instructors).


Essential course for all operators of powered access equipment. Delegates learn how to safely operate both types of Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs) aka Cherry Pickers.

Course includes:

  • Intro to Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPS)
  • Health & Safety at Work Act 1978
  • Work at Height Regulations 2005
  • Responsibilities of employees and employers
  • Familiarisation of machines – understanding their capabilities
  • Pre use safety checks and inspection
  • Safe working environment and systems of work
  • Driving and controlling machines

  • Emergency lowering systems
  • How to safely store machines
  • Regular maintenance – what to look for
  • Correct use of PPE to ensure proper protection (including use of safety harness and lanyards in a MEWPS)
  • Pre theory test
  • Theory test – multiple choice
  • Practical assessment – operating machines

Who Needs IPAF Scissor & Boom Lift – 3a & 3b Training

Operators of control powered access equipment and people who manage or supervise them.

OFFER: 20% off MEWP Hire from Summit Platforms


Greg Wallace

Greg has been a PASMA Instructor for the last 6 years.

He specialises in work at height training drawing on 15 years trade experience.

Course Dates


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Dates Days Price per Person * Location Status
Mon 27 Nov 1 £205.00 Bristol - Avonmouth - BS11 Sold Out
Mon 4 Dec 1 £205.00 Bristol - Avonmouth - BS11 Book Now 3 Places Available
Mon 11 Dec 1 £205.00 Bristol - Avonmouth - BS11 Sold Out
Mon 18 Dec 1 £205.00 Bristol - Avonmouth - BS11 Book Now 4 Places Available
Mon 8 Jan 1 £205.00 Bristol - Avonmouth - BS11 Book Now 4 Places Available
Mon 15 Jan 1 £205.00 Bristol - Avonmouth - BS11 Book Now 3 Places Available
Mon 22 Jan 1 £205.00 Bristol - Avonmouth - BS11 Book Now 4 Places Available
Mon 26 Feb 1 £205.00 (HS) Avonmouth Book Now Available

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  1. Q: Is there an age limit on the IPAF course?

    A: Yes, delegates need to be 18 or over.

  2. Q: Are ther other categories of IPAF training?

    A: Yes, we also provide training on IPAF 1b (Static Boom/Van Mount) and Push Around Verticals (PAV) powered access categories - please, get in touch for info.

  3. Q: What are the IPAF pass marks?

    A: An 80% pass mark applies to the IPAF Operator theory test, and successful delegates go on to complete the practical session for which the pass mark is 75%.

  4. Q: Is there such an IPAF Renewal Course?

    A: Yes, as long as the following criteria are met:

    • Your current IPAF certificate is still in date.
    • Your IPAF log book has at least 60 entries in it from the last 5 years and 10 of the entries were in the last year.
    If your answer is no to the above then in order to renew your license you need to attend a full IPAF course again. If your answer is yes to the above, then we can help you as well with a half day refresher course - please, get in touch for info.

  5. Q: How long does an IPAF PAL card last?

    A: IPAF tickets are valid for 5 years.

  6. Q: Full list of IPAF Categories


    Static Vertical (1a, 1a): Vertical personnel platforms (static)

    Static Boom (1b, 1b+): Self-propelled booms (outriggers), trailers/push-arounds, vehicle-mounted platforms

    Mobile Vertical (3a, 3a+): Scissor lifts, vertical personnel platforms (mobile)

    Mobile Boom (3b, 3b): Self-propelled booms

    Push Around Vertical (PAV): Push around verticals

    Visual explanation - here (optimised pdf 0.4MB)

Feedback on IPAF Scissor & Boom Lift – 3a & 3b Course

Feedback from the guys regarding the recent IPAF course, all 4 have completed it now and thoroughly enjoyed it! The guy was great, really informative (they’ve all come away having learnt lots of new stuff and with questions to ask at the next SHE meeting!) and lunch was provided for them, bonus!!

Jasmine Roll

Burgess Marine Ltd



On completion of the IPAF 3a & 3b course you're eligible for:
New Summit Platforms customers - 20% off your first hire.
Existing Summit Customers - an extra 10% off your current rates on your next MEWP hire.