IPAF Boom Operator ( 3b ) Training

IPAF (International Powered Access Federation) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the safe and effective use of powered access worldwide. Also known as the Boom | Cherry Picker Course, this IPAF category 3b training course, delivered in conjunction with an approved IPAF training provider, is designed for personnel who manage, supervise or use powered access cherry pickers.


The aim for the course is to equip delegates on how to prepare and safely operate various types of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) and to obtain an IPAF MEWP Operators License.

Course Content

The IPAF 3b (Boom) training course covers;

  • Understanding and identifying operational hazards
  • Benefits, procedure and requirements of pre-operational inspection
  • Benefits of full function testing
  • Site hazard identification and procedure
  • Understanding machine limitations
  • Understanding and applying correct starting procedure
  • Identifying all hazards overhead and others
  • Travelling machine with platform in the correct position
  • Positioning the machine correctly in relation to the task
  • Deploying stabilizers and leveling machine
  • Stowing tools and travelling correctly
  • Health and Safety at Work 1974
  • Awareness and Confidence of the need for accident prevention and control
  • Employee and Employers responsibilities
  • Relevant Health and Safety Regulations regarding MEWPS
  • Safely moving a MEWP
  • Safe operational procedures.


1 Day

Target Audience

IPAF 3b training course is for the personnel who are responsible for the safe use of powered access platforms and cherry pickers.


Successful delegates receive a Powered Access License (PAL) for category 3b that is valid for 5 years.


No formal qualifications or experience are required to take this IPAF course

However it is an advantage if delegates have a basic understanding of the Working at Height Regulations and Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.


To book a place on this course please contact us on 01642 680497 or fill in the below form. Tell us which location you would like from the list above and we can organise a date that will suit your needs.