Loading, transportation, and unloading of plant machinery are vital logistical activities across many industries including powered access and construction. However, analysis of accident data reveals this activity is one of the leading causes of accidents and injuries. The course examines how these accidents occur and critically, how to prevent them to ensure safe and effective best practice.
Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP)
Course Length: One to three days depending on category
Companies that use MCWPs and CHs need to know what their management and legal responsibilities are and how to ensure best use of equipment. This course covers what managers need to know for safe and effective use of MCWPs and CHs onsite, including planning the job, conducting a risk assessment, selecting machines and the right equipment for optimum cost-efficiency and for mitigating all possible risks.
Construction Hoist (CH), Passenger Hoists (PH), Construction Goods Hoists (GH), Transport Platforms (TPH), Mast Climbing Work Platform (MCWP)
Existing PAL Card holders can choose the shorter, Operator Renewal Course, or the PAL+ Advanced Operator Course to renew and upskill at the same time. Operators can take the IPAF MEWP Operator Renewal Training Course or the IPAF PAL+ Advanced Operator Training Course.
Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP), Static Vertical (1a), Static Boom (1b, 1b+), Mobile Vertical (3a, 3a+), Mobile Boom (3b, 3b+), Insulated Aerial Device (IAD), Push Around Vertical (PAV), Specialist Machines (SPECIAL)
MEWPs for Managers is aimed at those who plan, supervise or manage work at height with Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs). Can be completed via eLearning or at an IPAF-approved training centre (one day course).
CAP stands for 'competent assessed person'. The one-day IPAF CAP Training Programme is an advanced level of assessment leading to certification that candidates are proficient in undertaking statutory inspections of MEWPs, MCWPs or Construction Hoists (CHs), to the highest specification, as stipulated by legislation/regulations.
Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP), Construction Hoist (CH), Mast Climbing Work Platform (MCWP)
For people wishing to become an IPAF Instructor, employed by an IPAF Approved Training Centre or as an Independent Instructor delivering training through one or more training centres. This course trains and assesses an instructor to understand the delivery of the IPAF training programme and assesses knowledge on machines and the ability to convey information to candidates.