IPAF Scissors & Boom Lift Courses

Upcoming IPAF Courses

IPAF 3a 3b Training Course

IPAF is quickly becoming the preferred MEWP ticket required on many large construction sites in Ireland including Intel, Facebook and WuXi. This IPAF course teaches you how to safely operate Scissors Lifts and Boom Lifts.

This is a 1-day course which includes both theory & practical learning  – IPAF certs are valid for 5 years and are issued within 14 days of completing the course.

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Flexible Delivery, Group Bookings & On Site Options 

At National Training Solutions we offer 3 options for completing this course. In addition to our public schedule we also offer online, group and on-site training nationwide.

  1. Spend the day at our training centre in Navan where you will complete both the theory and practical sessions
  2. Complete the online E-learning* theory session at home or in your workplace and spend only ½ a day at our training centre to complete the practical session
  3. For ultimate convenience our on-site IPAF delivery option:
    1. Reduces operational disruption
    2. Provides a convenient and flexible solution
    3. Saves time and expense
    4. Can be delivered nationwide.
    5. Can be delivered at a time and day that suits your business needs

 We have delivered on-site IPAF Training in Dublin, Belfast, Cork, Galway, Limerick, Newry, Athlone, Waterford, Enniskillen, Dundalk, Kildare, Newbridge, Sligo, Roscommon, Cavan and Wexford. 

Our Training Team can assist with any queries and making arrangements to suit your on-site needs.

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Aims & Objectives 

The aim of this 1-day IPAF  3a & 3b Course is to equip learners with the skills, knowledge & understanding to safely operate Scissors and Boom lifts. On completion you will be able to: 

  • Safely operate an MEWP using correct driving techniques
  • Be aware of the legislation surrounding MEWPS and accident prevention 
  • Refuel & recharge a Scissors Lift safely and understand pre use inspections
  • Understand stability and operating capabilities

Certification

Successful delegates will receive an IPAF ePAL Card valid for 5 years.

Where is the facility?

National Training Solutions, Kells Road, Navan, Co Meath C15 FX6Y. 

On-site training is available anywhere on the island of Ireland, north and south. We have delivered on-site IPAF Training in Dublin, Belfast, Cork, Galway, Limerick, Newry, Athlone, Waterford, Enniskillen, Dundalk, Kildare, Newbridge, Sligo, Roscommon, Cavan and Wexford. 

Who Should Attend?

This course is ideal for anyone over 16 years old who needs to work at a height such as: construction workers, painters, electricians, roofers, window cleaners, window installers, tree surgeons, maintenance workers. Anyone in a trade seeking to upskill.

Additional Information

Candidates must be at least 16 years of age and medically fit to operate machinery. 
Trainees must have the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment with them to operate the MEWPs/Cherry Picker

  • Helmet, Safety Boots, Hi-Visibility Vest, Facemask, Harness & Adjustable Restraint Lanyard.

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FAQs - IPAF Training

 
IPAF (International Powered Access Federation) is an internationally recognized license to operate certain construction plant. These include 3a (Scissors Lift), 3b (Boom Lift) and 1b (Static/Spider Lift).  This course provides the IPAF ticket for 3a and 3b lifts, also known as scissors and boom lifts.
IPAF tickets are increasingly required by many construction sites in Ireland. IPAF is also recognized internationally so it is recommended that you complete the 1-day IPAF course. Our course gives the benefit of Dual Certification - HSA compliant MEWP Certification and IPAF PAL certification. This means you are fully compliant to work on any site in Ireland as well as many other countries.
  • IPAF certification is recognized in many countries including Canada and Australia.
  • IPAF is a 5 year UK certification whereas MEWP is a 3 year Irish certification.
  • MEWP Certification meets HSA requirements (which includes the required training to be done every 3 years, not every 5 years).
  • MEWP Certification is a shorter course which means you can complete Working at Heights training on the same day.

Our IPAF course gives the benefit of Dual Certification - HSA compliant MEWP Certification and IPAF PAL certification. This means you are fully compliant to work on any site in Ireland as well as many other countries.

This IPAF training course costs €245.
IPAF theory can be done virtually and then the practical element and assessment can be done at our centre. The advantage to this is that the full course at our location takes a full day while the practical element is just a half day. On-site training for groups is also available anywhere in Ireland. We have delivered on-site IPAF Training in Dublin, Belfast, Cork, Galway, Limerick, Newry, Athlone, Waterford, Enniskillen, Dundalk, Kildare, Newbridge, Sligo, Roscommon, Cavan and Wexford.
The IPAF theory element and the exam can be provided in a variety of languages. These include: English, Nederlands, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Português, and Español