IPAF Training

Course Introduction

Based on IPAF’s (International Powered Access Federation) Operator’s Safety Guide and all relevant national and international safety standards, this course covers Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) such as Scissor Lifts, Self Propelled Booms, Trailer Mounted Booms, Personnel Lifts, Van and Truck Mounted Booms and some special categories.

The IPAF approved course is recognised by CITB and HSE and satisfies the Work at Height Regulations 2005 and the Provision and the Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER).

IPAF Demonstrator Training

Course Aims

The course will enable trainees to carry out the required tasks involved in the role of Demonstrator, which is to familiarise operators with their responsibilities and demonstrate pre-operational and safe operating procedures and the limitations of MEWPs.

Course Structure

Safe Operation and Limitations of Use / Introduction to Mobile Elevating Work Platforms / Introduction to Actual Machine / Major ComponentsPre-Use Checks and Inspection / Starting/Stopping the Machine / Pre-Use Function Checks / Checks Prior to Road Travel / Planning the Route / Travelling the Route and Manoeuvring the Machine / Setting the Machine for Work / Basic Operational Practice / Typical Work Applications / Parking the Machine / Achievement Testing / Demonstration Techniques / Review the Course

Awarding Organisation

Training Course Course Duration Candidates
IPAF (MEWPs) Demonstrator Training 1 category Standard 1-Day Course 3 - 6 candidates
IPAF (MEWPs) Demonstrator Training 2 categories Standard 1-Day Course Maximum of 4 Candidates
Note: Candidates must bring safety glasses, hard hats, high visibility vests/jackets, gloves and footwear with toe protectors
Course & Qualification Summary Provision of appropriate MEWP's, Course Material, Certification & Registration, Powered Access Licence (PAL card)
Scissor lifts, static boom, self propelled booms can be covered as single or both categories

IPAF Operator Training

Course Aims

The course will enable trainees to become competent to drive MEWPs safely in the correct manner. Learning skills such as pre-inspection and the correct operation of equipment will help avoid potential accident situations.

Course Structure

Introduction and Pre-Course Theory Test / MEWP categories / Structural Parts / Regulations - ISO 18878, European, HASAWA, PUWER, LOLER, MHSW, WAHR, RIDDOR / Pre-Use Inspection/Handovers / Safe Operating Methods and Hazards / Theory Test / Practical Training / Practical Assessment / Licence Renewal / Course Evaluation

Awarding Organisation

Training Course Course Duration Candidates
IPAF (MEWPs) Demonstrator Training 1 category Standard 1-Day Course 1-6 candidates, minimum of 3 candidates
IPAF (MEWPs) Demonstrator Training 2 categories Standard 1-Day Course Maximum of 4 Candidates
Note: Candidates must bring safety glasses, hard hats, high visibility vests/jackets, gloves and footwear with toe protectors
Course & Qualification Summary Provision of appropriate MEWP's, Course Material, Certification & Registration, Powered Access Licence (PAL card)
Scissor lifts, static boom, self propelled booms can be covered as single or both categories

IPAF Safety Harness Training

Course Aims

Upon completion of this course candidates will achieve an understanding of the requirements under the Working at Height regulations 2005, including the safe selection, use and inspection of harnesses and lanyards.

Course Structure

Health and Safety Law and Regulations / Working at Height Regulations - What it means to the Employer and the Employee / Different Types of Harnesses and How to Wear Them / Different Types of Lanyards and Uses / Inspection by Whom and When / Safe Use / Practical Session / Rescue Plan / Test Paper and Review / Donning and Doffing / Practical Session on Identifying / Defective Harnesses / Identify Equipment Needed to Perform Task Safely

Awarding Organisation

Training Course Course Duration Candidates
Safety Harness Standard Half Day Course Minimum of 4 candidates, maximum of 10 candidates
Note: Classroom session; no safety equipment required
Course & Qualification Summary Provision of appropriate course material, certification and registration

IPAF For Managers Course

Course Aims

This course will enable candidates to be aware of the relevant Health and Safety regulations, accident prevention and control, the needs regarding personnel protection, the need to refer to the machine operating manual, the implications of a hire contract and the need for familiarisations.

Course Structure

Introduction / Machine Classification and Types of Machines / Use / History of MEWPs / Suitability of Machine to Task / Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 / Employer/Employee Responsibilities / Provision and Use of Work Equipment / Regulations (PUWER) 1998 / Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998 / Management of Health and Safety at Work / Regulations (MHSWR) 1999 / Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE) at Work Regulations 1992 / Work at Height Regulations (WAH) 2004 / Additional Regulations /

Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs)

  • Operator Training
  • Safe Use of MEWPs
  • Delivery of Machines
  • Theory Test
  • Course Evaluation

Awarding Organisation

Training Course Course Duration Candidates
MEWPs for Managers Training Standard 1 Day Course Minimum of 4 candidates, maximum of 10 candidates
Note: Classroom session; no safety equipment required
Course & Qualification Summary Provision of appropriate MEWPs, course material, certification and registration

IPAF PAL+ Advanced Operator Training

Course Aims

The aim of PAL+ is to demonstrate that the cardholder has successfully demonstrated their ability to operate powered access equipment safely and effectively in challenging work environments.

Course Structure

Theory Session / Practical Training / MEWP Categories: Static Boom (1b+), Mobile Vertical (3a+), Mobile Boom (3b+) / Practical Exercises / Written and Practical Assessment / Individual Interviews

Awarding Organisation

Training Course Course Duration Candidates
IPAF PAL+ Advanced Operator Training Standard 1 Day Course Maximum of 4 candidates
Note: Candidates must bring safety glasses, hard hats, high visibility vests/jackets, gloves and footwear with toe protectors.
Course & Qualification Summary Provision of appropriate MEWPs, course material, certification and registration, PAL+ category added to Powered Access Licence (PAL Card)

IPAF Push Around Vertical (PAV) Training

Course Aims

The course will enable trainees to become competent to operate various types of Push Around Vertical (PAV) platforms safely and in the correct manner. Learning skills such as pre-inspection and the correct operation of equipment will help avoid potential accidents.

Course Structure

Safe Introduction and Pre-Course Theory Test / Legislation and Guidance / Pre-use Inspection/Handovers / Safe Operating Methods and Hazards / Theory Test / Practical Training / Practical Assessment / Licence Renewal / Course Evaluation

Awarding Organisation

Training Course Course Duration Candidates
IPAF Push Around Vertical (PAV) Standard Half Day Course Minimum of 4 candidates, maximum of 8 candidates
Note: Candidates must bring safety glasses, hard hats, high visibility vests/jackets, gloves and footwear with toe protectors.
Course & Qualification Summary Provision of appropriate MEWPs, course material, certification and registration, Powered Access Licence (PAL Card)

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