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

£195 + 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



1 day (8am to 4:30pm)

We can adjust times to suit you if you require a private course either at our training centre or at your site.


1 to 8 people can attend open training courses.

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


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


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

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


Stuart Moles
Stuart Moles

Stuart is an experienced instructor who's spent the last 26 years in the powered access industry.

He's been an IPAF and PASMA instructor for 12 years - working with us for 11 of them, he always delivers on his promise of a great training day.

Course Dates


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Dates Days Price per Person * Location Status
Mon 24 Oct 1 £195.00 Bristol - Avonmouth - BS11 Sold Out
Tue 25 Oct 1 £195.00 (N) Bristol South - Ashton Gate Sold Out
Mon 31 Oct 1 £195.00 Bristol - Avonmouth - BS11 Sold Out
Mon 7 Nov 1 £195.00 Bristol - Avonmouth - BS11 Book Now 2 Places Available
Mon 14 Nov 1 £195.00 Bristol - Avonmouth - BS11 Book Now 3 Places Available
Mon 21 Nov 1 £195.00 Bristol - Avonmouth - BS11 Book Now 4 Places Available
Mon 28 Nov 1 £195.00 Bristol - Avonmouth - BS11 Book Now 4 Places Available
Mon 5 Dec 1 £195.00 Bristol - Avonmouth - BS11 Book Now 4 Places Available
Mon 12 Dec 1 £195.00 Bristol - Avonmouth - BS11 Book Now 4 Places Available
Mon 19 Dec 1 £195.00 Bristol - Avonmouth - BS11 Book Now 4 Places Available

*Please note that all prices are subject to 20% VAT

We definitely have your requested course but it is just not on the website right now. Please ring John on 0117 971 1892 or enquire via the contact page to book now.

Benefits of IPAF Scissor & Boom Lift – 3a & 3b Course


Proving competence in using MEWPS creates work opportunities


Learn from a friendly and experienced trainer in a comfortable environment

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



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

    A: Yes, delegates need to be at least 18.

  2. Q: Other categories of IPAF training?

    A: 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: Are their pass marks?

    A: Yes, 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 a thing as 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 1 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: It's valid for 5 years.


If you book an IPAF 3a & 3b course with The Training Societi you are eligible for the following deal:

New Summit customers – get 20% off your first hire with Summit Platforms.

Existing Summit Customers – Get an extra 10% off your current rates on your next MEWP hire!

Once you/your delegates have comleted the course, you receive a code to use when you phone or visit to order.