IPAF (Dual) - Mobile Vertical (3a & 3b) Mobile Boom - Operator Training

IPAF Operator course with practical training session and assessment covering two powered access products - Mobile Vertical (3a) and Mobile Boom (3b).


Those who use, supervise or manage the use of powered access, including scissor lifts, self-propelled boom lifts, trailer mounted boom lifts and aerial work platforms. Those who need to use only one category of powered access equipment should attend the Single Category course and those who need to use two categories of powered access equipment should attend the Dual Category course.

  • Introduction and pre-course theory test
  • MEWP categories
  • Structural parts
  • Regulations - ISO 18878, European, HASAWA
  • Regulations - PUWER, LOLER, MHSW, WAHR,
  • Pre-use inspection / handovers
  • Safe operating methods and hazards
  • Theory test
  • Practical training
  • Practical assessment


Delegates successfully completing the course will be awarded an IPAF Certificate of Competency (valid for 5 years).

Working in Partnership

SpanSet work with an IPAF accredited training provider to deliver this course.

IPAF courses are delivered by HSS Training at IPAF accredited centres or on site. HSS training uses the IPAF name and associated logos ("the IPAF Marks") as a member of IPAF and under licence from IPAF.