IPAF 1B course: Static Boom

IPAF training is an essential part of MEWP operation! Learning how to operate mobile elevated work platforms takes expertise and an IPAF operator course is the best way to gain that expertise. The 1b training course will provide the practical training to operate any static boom lift.

What Does the 1b IPAF Course Cover?

During your training course, you will learn how to operate powered access equipment from the 1b category. This includes all static boom lifts.

During this operator training course, you will learn safe operating methods, accident prevention, height regulations, as well as theory and practical training. You’ll have both a practical assessment and a theory test that will test will test what you’ve learned in this familiarisation course. You will also become proficient in safety regulations and how to manoeuvre a static boom lift in confined overhead spaces. Once finished, you will be an accredited IPAF operator, and receive an IPAF certificate and a PAL card.




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What Is A Static Boom Lift?

What is the difference between a static boom lift and other types IPAF categories? It’s all in the name. 1b Static Boom refers to machines that are static (The base unit is held up by hydraulic legs rather than wheels and can be moved while in use) and have boom lifts that provide “up and over” access rather than just height access (think cherry pickers). This differs from mobile vertical machines (IPAF 3a) which are mobile (use wheels rather than static legs) and reach vertically straight (these machines are usually called scissor lifts) rather than “up and over”.