Specialists in Health & Safety Training

IPAF Scissor and Boom Lift (3a+3b) Training - £185+VAT per person

We'll train your workforce - Winter Discounts are now online. We are based in Bristol and offer courses across the UK.

The IPAF Scissor and Boom Training Course (3a and 3b) is essential for all users of Scissor and Boom Lifts (Cherry Pickers). It teaches delegates how to safely operate both types of MEWPS (Mobile Elevated Work Platforms). We supply across the UK, and have high availability in the South West, especially Bristol. Priced from £185 + VAT per person with additional discount on Group Bookings of just 2 or more. This includes Certificate, card; there are no other costs.

It also covers skills such as the selection and pre-inspection of the equipment, and delegates will be issued with a PAL Card.

The IPAF (International Powered Access Federation) certification is the official and internationally recognised qualification for use of such machinery.

It is recognised by the Health & Safety Executive and satisfies the "Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER)" and the "Work at Height Regulations 2005."

Train your staff on this essential MEWP course by contacting us online or on 01179566499 and we'll do the rest.

CURRENT OPEN COURSE DATES (Please contact us if you need a different area)

IPAF Scissor and Boom Training

Autumn Discount: £185 + VAT per person

Need a different date? If you have a group of 2 or more we can open other courses.


Aberdeen  18th Jan, 1st, 7th, 15th, 20th Feb

Bristol  12th, 15th,  16th, 19th, 23rd, 24th, 26th, 30th Jan

Cardiff   31st Jan, 1st, 7th, 12th, 20th, 26th Feb

Birmingham  23rd, 29th, 31st Jan. 6th March

Liskeard  15th Feb, 15th March, 12th Apr

Southampton  24th Jan, 7th, 15th, 20th Feb

East London  15th, 19th, 29th Jan, 1st, 5th, 7th, 9th, 13th, 15th, 21st, 23rd, 24th Feb

West London  15th, 16th, 18th, 23rd, 25th, 26th, 30th Jan, 8th, 12th, 14th, 16th, 20th Feb

Swansea  23rd Jan, 5th, 21st Feb

Taunton  2nd, 6th, 14th, 22nd, 28th Feb

Certification PAL CardIPAF Certificate
Delegates Per Course Minimum No. of Delegates: 1 Maximum No. of Delegates: 4
Location Bristol, Blackburn, Birmingham, Andover, St Albans, Ashford, Cardiff, Coventry, Darlaston, Derby, Dundee, Durham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Gloucester, Kent, Leeds, Leicester, Lincoln, Liskeard, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Newstead (Nottingham), North Wales, Norwich, Peterborough, Plymouth, Scunthorpe, South Wales, Southampton, Swansea, Taunton, Warrington, Wimborne, Yeovil

At your own site
Please give us a call to arrange a custom quotation.

This Course Covers:

  • All relevant Health & Safety Laws and Regulations including the Work at Height Regulations 2005.
  • Responsibilities of employees and their employers.
  • Introduction to the use of MEWPS.
  • Safe pre-use checks and inspection of the equipment, what to look for and how to look for it.
  • How to start and stop the machine.
  • Overhead obstructions and ground conditions.
  • Written test paper
  • Practical instruction on the machinery
  • The importance of keeping your equipment in good order with regular maintenance.
  • Keeping yourself properly protected - the correct personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Having a go yourself - practical
  • Review of test paper, questions and training session.

Scissor Lifts (official IPAF category Mobile Vertical 3b) and Self Propelled Booms (official category Mobile Boom 3a) can be covered as single or both categories, with the option of holding the course at a training centre or at your own site (dependant on facilities).

Please also note that in order to pass this course each delegate will be assessed by a multi-choice question paper for which the pass mark is 80%. This must be passed in order to continue with the practical exercise for which the pass mark is 75%.

Please note we may be able to offer training on the following categories of machines:

  • Static Vertical (1a)
  • Static Boom (1b)

All IPAF training courses are arranged through registered IPAF training centres, using qualified IPAF instructors.

Get in Touch 01179 566 499

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