IPAF Categories Explained
1b machines are static booms – these vehicles tend to use hydraulic legs once in position to stabilise as them as the boom is elevated. This means that even though they are on a mobile vehicle like a van that they are categorised as static.
Examples of these types of machines are spiders,self-propelled booms or outriggers, trailers and vehicle-mounted platforms.
The 3a category refers to the safe use of Mobile Vertical machines usually called scissor lifts. Once they have been manoeuvred into position they can move straight up and down vertically.
The IPAF 3b category covers the safe use of Mobile Boom machines (also known as cherry pickers), which are self-propelled booms and may be articulated. These are similar to the 1b in terms of how they can be manoeuvred vertically but you also have the ability to move the base unit while been elevated.
The Push Around Vertical - PAV category can be completed as a familiarisation course following, 3a Alternatively it can be completed as a separate half day course.
When moving the vehicle into position they are pushed manually. They can then move vertically straight up and down, in a similar way to a Scissor Lift.
We offer the full range of IPAF’s comprehensive mast climbing work platforms (MCWPs) training courses is detailed below.
MCWP OPERATOR TRAINING COURSE
MCWP MOBILE OPERATOR TRAINING COURSE
MCWP DEMONSTRATOR TRAINING COURSE
MCWP INSTALLER TRAINING COURSE
MCWP ADVANCED INSTALLER TRAINING COURSE
MCWP TRAINER TRAINING COURSE
MCWP CAP TRAINING COURSE
MCWP INSTRUCTOR TRAINING COURSE
MAST CLIMBING WORK PLATFORMS (MCWPS) & CONSTRUCTION HOISTS (CHS) FOR MANAGERS TRAINING COURSE
The IPAF Harness Use and Inspection Course is half day in duration (minimum 4 hours) and is aimed at providing delegates with training to safely use harnesses and lanyards when using a range of MEWP (Mobile Elevated Work Platforms).
This one day course provides delegates with the training required to carry out the safe loading and unloading of MEWPS ready to transport vehicles.
All delegates wishing to attend the IPAF Load & Unload training course must have successfully passed the IPAF Operator Course prior to attending and hold a valid IPAF PAL Operator Card in the category that they wish to be trained to load and unload.