Construction Card Courses

IPAF Mobile Vertical/Mobile Boom Advanced (3a+3b)

What is the course?

This one-day advanced course with certification to IPAF Mobile Vertical/Mobile Boom Advanced (3a+3b) is also suitable for qualified safety net rigger and steel erector operatives, as it meets the requirements of the PAL+ card.

Course content

This content includes the following elements:

  • The importance of behavior and attitude whilst operating at height
  • The importance of checking the risk assessment alongside the actual site
  • The importance of positioning the machine in various situations and positions
  • The significance of safe driving and manoeuvring of the Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) and the ability to carry out tasks in a wide range of demanding scenarios.

How is the course taught and assessed?

This extensive course for IPAF Mobile Vertical/Mobile Boom Advanced (3a+3b) certification commences with an initial theory session with a resulting theory test and interview. The course also includes practical training and practical assessment.

What qualification will I receive?

Upon successful completion of the IPAF Mobile Vertical/Mobile Boom Advanced (3a+3b) course operatives will receive the new IPAF Smart Pal+ Card which includes the Mobile Vertical (3a+) and Mobile Boom (3b+) categories. The substitute IPAF Smart PAL Card will maintain the same expiry date as your original PAL card.

What can I do next?

Upon certification to operate the Mobile Vertical and Mobile Boom, the next step is to become accredited to use alternative types of equipment. We have a wide range of courses available to assist you to achieve certification using alternative MEWPs.

We also offer a one-day course, IPAF MEWPs for Managers.

Entry requirements

  • Be fluent in both spoken and written English
  • Hold a valid PAL Card in Vertical and Mobile Boom categories
  • Have appropriate experience in operating equipment

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