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IPAF MEWP 3a and 3b Courses

IPAF Scissor Lift 3a and Boom 3b
Certification: IPAF
Duration: 1 Day
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ISM Scissor Lift 3a and Boom 3b
Certification: ISM
Duration: 1 Day

MEWP Courses FAQs

What is ISM MEWP?

This course is for beginners and existing MEWP Operators in Ireland who are seeking training for certification in Scissor Lift (3a) and Telescopic Boom (3b) machines. The training provided with this course will provide participants with the skills and knowledge to prepare and safely operate a Scissor Lift and Telescopic Boom as outlined in Health and Safety Legislation.

What does MEWP training cover?

The ISM MEWP Operator course is a mix of theory and practice and is designed to teach learners to maneuver, drive and position Scissor Lift (3a) and Telescopic Boom (3b) machines safely and proficiently. A Scissor Lift is used to lift one or multiple workers vertically up and down to high areas and a Telescopic Boom is used to lift workers to areas that are inaccessible by a lift itself.

Why choose ISM for your MEWP Training?

ISM have two state-of-the-art Training Centres located in Tallaght (D24PNH4) and Finglas (D11X853). Our machines include Genie Scissor-Lifts, Haulotte Telescopic Booms, and Nifty Trailer-mounted cherry picker. Our MEWP Trainers are Internationally approved instructors (IPAF qualification) performing to the highest training standards.

How long will the course take?

The course is a 1 Day course, starting at 8am and finishing at 4pm and includes ISM certification. The certification will After completion of the course, you will be valid to use in Irish working at height, construction and warehouse sites. This is not an international certification. If you require the international PAL card, you are then required to do IPAF Scissor Lift (3a) and Telescopic Boom (3b) course.

Will there be any classroom work?

Yes, trainees will initially participate in classroom theory before starting their practical session. Our trainers are fully qualified and very experienced in delivering training also for those who are not native English speakers.

Should I also do Harness Training?

ISM offers an “Introduction to Harness” in relation to MEWP Courses, this entails the correct procedure on how to apply and use the harness in a safe and secure manor for the MEWP training. The price of this is an additional €50.00 per person. From a health & safety point of view, it is recommended that you can use your work equipment correctly and have received adequate, regular training to do so.

How can I book?

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.

IPAF Courses FAQs

What is IPAF?

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.

What does IPAF training cover?

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.

Can I do this course online?

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.

What is the course duration and how many years is the certificate for?

The course duration is 8 hours and the certification is valid for 5 years.

Where are the courses located?

We deliver our public courses from our training centre in Tallaght, Dublin 24 and off-site nationwide at our customers’ locations.

English is not my first language, is this course for me?

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.

How can I book?

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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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.

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