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IPAF Courses FAQs
IPAF stands for the International Powered Access Federation and is an internationally recognised standard for operating scissor lifts, self-propelled and static booms. These vehicles are commonly referred to as scissors, cherry pickers or telescopic booms.
The IPAF Operator course is a mix of theory and practice and is designed to teach learners to manoeuvre, drive and position MEWPs safely and proficiently. The most popular course is the 3a and 3b course, which shows you how to operate the scissor and self-propelled boom lifts. The 1b course covers additional vehicles such as vehicle-mounted platforms, trailers or push-arounds, static booms and spiders.
You can choose to take the theoretical element of the course online which takes approx 3 hours to complete. The eLearning is broken into manageable sections that you can complete at your own pace and save and resume your training at any time. The course is available in English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish. Once you complete your eLearning you will need to book in for your practical assessment with ISM.
The course duration is 8 hours and the certification is valid for 5 years.
We deliver our public courses from our training centre in Tallaght, Dublin 24 and off-site nationwide at our customers’ locations.
The course is delivered in English, however, the exam paper is available in multiple languages. If you would like to check further, talk to our team directly and we will be happy to help.
You can book online or contact our team on 01-8641790. If the date you are looking for is not available on our website, give us a call! We are adding courses all the time.
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Working at Height
With industry-leading working at height, IPAF accredited instructors and our state of the art IPAF accredited training centre in Tallaght we are fully equipped to help you learn the principles of safely working at a height. ISM’s courses provide trainees with the skills and certification required to operate competently as outlined in Irish Health & Safety Legislation.
Whether you are a beginner looking to expand your skills or an experienced operator wanting to get a recognised certification, we have the course for you. Designed to meet your specific needs our working at height courses will cover roof work installations and maintenance, including practical applications covering the provision and use of fall arrest and fall restraint equipment.