IPAF eLearning

IPAF eLearning
www.ipaf.org/elearning

IPAF's eLearning provides a flexible and enhanced online learning experience for the mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) operator and MEWPs for Managers training programmes. It provides the same high-quality theory training as in the classroom and can be completed on a range of devices anytime, anywhere, at your own pace.

MEWP Operator eLearning

IPAF’s eLearning for MEWP operators is available for all MEWP categories (1a, 1b, 3a, 3b) and takes around three hours to complete. The eLearning is broken down into manageable sections that you can complete at your own pace and can save and resume your training at any time.

IPAF MEWP Operator eLearning training course is available in English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.

How to start your eLearning training course:

  1. Find your nearest IPAF-approved training centre that offers ‘eLearning’;
  2. Contact your chosen training centre and register for IPAF MEWP Operator eLearning training;
  3. You will be sent an email to begin your eLearning training;
  4. At the end of your training you will need to complete a pre-theory test;
  5. Once you have passed your pre-theory test, contact your training centre to schedule your theory test, practical training and assessment.

MEWP operator eLearning does not replace practical training. Trainees who complete the online training course must still pass a supervised theory test within 45 days*, at an IPAF-approved training centre and must successfully complete a minimum half-day of practical training and testing before qualifying for and being issued with a PAL Card as proof of success operator training.

*Due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, trainees currently have 90 days from the date of completing theory eLearning module to attend an IPAF-approved training centre in order to take their theory test and practical training module. This period will be reviewed as the situation develops.

MEWPs for Managers eLearning

IPAFs MEWPs for Managers training course covers what managers need to know for safe and effective use of MEWPs on site, including planning the job, conducting a risk assessment, selecting the right equipment for optimum cost-efficiency and mitigating all possible risks.

This course has been designed to be completed solely on eLearning, on compatible PCs and tablet devices. The course is available in English, takes six to eight hours to complete and is broken down into manageable sections that you can complete at your own pace and can save and resume your training at any time.

How to start your eLearning training:

  1. Find your nearest IPAF-approved training centre that offers ‘eLearning’;
  2. Contact your chosen training centre and register for IPAF MEWPs for Managers eLearning training course;
  3. You will be sent an email to begin your eLearning training;
  4. At the end of your training you will need to complete a test;
  5. Once you have passed your test, contact your training centre to apply for MEWPs for Managers certification.

MEWPs for Managers eLearning utilises sophisticated facial recognition across the online training and evaluation session to ensure the candidate’s identity and to prevent any attempt to obtain the qualification through fraudulent means. The course can only be run on tablets and computers that have a camera.