Operator

Operator

IPAF OPERATOR

The IPAF Operator course is the most popular course offered by IPAF. This 1 day course is designed to ensure that delegates can prepare and safely operate various types of MEWPs (mobile elevating work platforms).

IPAF CATEGORIES

The main categories of MEWPs are listed below – make sure you’re trained to operate the specific types of platforms you’ll be using on site:

  • Static Boom (1b): Self-propelled booms (outriggers), trailers/push-arounds, vehicle-mounted platforms
  • Mobile Vertical (3a): Scissor lifts, vertical personnel platforms (mobile)
  • Mobile Boom (3b): Self-propelled booms

IPAF also have additional categories for Push Around Vertical (PAV) and Specialist machines such as Mast Climbing Work Platforms (MCWP) and Insulated Aerial Device (IAD).

Duration

1 Day

Course Content

• Awareness of different types of MEWPs
• Safe operation of MEWPs and limitations of use
• Pre-use checks, inspection and function tests
• Planning the route before operating the MEWP
• Travelling the route and manoeuvring the MEWP
• Setting up the MEWP for work
• Basic operational practice
• Achievement testing
• Selection and use of fall arrest equipment

Course Outcomes

On successful completion, delegates will be awarded an IPAF Certificate and Photo ID (PAL) card valid for 5 years from date of training.

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