IPAF Training · 3a & 3b · Bristol

IPAF Scissor & Boom · 3a & 3b · Training


A4 Certificate & Photo ID (PAL) Card · Valid for 5 yrs

1 Day · 8am - 4:30pm

£205 + VAT per person

  • Registration with IPAF
  • IPAF log book & Extensive handouts
  • Hire of equipment
  • Lunch & refreshments
  • Letter of attendance (free on request) whilst certification is processed
  • Free parking


  • Bristol
  • On site by arrangement


1 to 4 people can attend open training courses.


Essential course for operators of powered access equipment.

Delegates learn how to safely operate both types of Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs) aka Cherry Pickers.

Learn how to avoid accident or injury from entrapment – being trapped between basket and structure; overturning – uneven ground, extreme weather, incorrect loading; falling – one of the biggest risks; collision – people, cables, vehicles.

Course includes:

  • 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 MEWPs)
  • Pre theory test
  • Theory test – multiple choice
  • Practical assessment – operating machines

Who Needs IPAF Scissor & Boom · 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 qualified as an IPAF and PASMA Instructor in 2010.

Before then he worked in interior trades - suspended ceilings, drylining and some carpentry from leaving school.

He specialises in work at height training.

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

    A: Yes, delegates need to be 16 or over.

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

    A: Yes, there's a full list below. We 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: List of IPAF Categories


    • Static Vertical (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
    • Insulated Aerial Device (IAD)
    • Specialist machines (SPECIAL)
    Visual explanation - here (optimised pdf 0.4MB)

Feedback on IPAF Scissor & Boom · 3a & 3b · Training 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.