The eLearning Scissor Lift 3a and Telescopic Boom 3b includes online theory and a practical in ISM Tallaght Training Centre. Get your IPAF PAL Card. Book directly with Craig in ISM Tallaght at 087 410 7597.

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3 Hours

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This course is for MEWP operators seeking to earn a globally recognised IPAF certification in Scissor Lift (3a) and Telescopic Boom (3b) machines. E-Learning is a new way to complete the IPAF Theory online in your own time. To complete this course, you must sit and complete a 3-hour online theory before your practical in our Tallaght Training Centre. After successful completion, you will be issued an internationally recognised PAL Card. Book directly with Craig in ISM Tallaght at 087 410 7597.

The IPAF operator course instructs a candidate to prepare and safely operate various types of MEWPs, also called cherry pickers, aerial or scissor lifts. IPAF’s MEWP Operator Training is certified by TÜV as conforming to the international standard ISO 18878 Mobile elevating work platforms – Operator (driver) training.

The course is suited for operators with previous MEWP experience who would like to be qualified at the international standard. IPAF MEWP operators must hold a PAL Card to prove they have trained to the highest standard. This training will provide participants with the skills and knowledge to prepare and safely operate a Scissor Lift and Telescopic Boom as outlined in Health & Safety Legislation. 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 inaccessible by the lift itself. Trainees, maximum group size is 4, will avail of classroom-based learning and practical experience in ISM’s state-of-the-art IPAF-accredited Training Centre in Tallaght with our IPAF-accredited instructors.

Topics covered include:

  • Understanding the MEWP controls and additional equipment
  • Using a safety harness and attaching it to anchor points
  • Following the steps during an emergency lowering procedure