IPAF Training Courses

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  • IPAF MEWP Operator

    MEWP Operator Training

    The IPAF operator course instructs a candidate to prepare and safely operate various types of MEWPs, also referred to as cherry pickers, aerial lifts or scissor lifts.

    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)

    Course Length: From half a day to two-days

    Certification: PAL Card

  • IPAF mast climbing work platform (MCWP) training courses

    MCWP Instructor

    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.

    MCWP

    Course Length: Five days

  • IPAF mast climbing work platform (MCWP) training courses

    Mast Climbing Work Platforms (MCWPs) & Construction Hoists (CHs) for Managers Training Course

    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 Hoists, Passenger Hoists (PH), Construction Goods Hoists (GH), Transport Platforms (TPH), MCWP

    Course Length: One day

  • IPAF mast climbing work platform (MCWP) training courses

    MCWP Operator

    This course instructs an operator on how to operate the Mast Climbing Work Platform (MCWP) safely, with full knowledge of the controls of the equipment and they are able to carry out pre-use/daily

    MCWP

    Course Length: Half a day

    Certification: PAL Card

  • MEWP boom lift inspection

    MEWP Demonstrator

    This course trains a demonstrator to familiarise operators with their responsibilities and to demonstrate pre-operational and safe operating procedures, and the limitations of MEWPs.

    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)

    Course Length: One day

    Certification: PAL Card

  • MEWP elevated in warehouse

    IPAF Operator Renewal Training 

    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.

    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)

    Course Length: Half-day

    Certification: PAL Card

    Virtual Reality Simulator course available

  • IPAF PAL+ on a VR Simulator

    PAL+ Advanced MEWP Operator Training

    PAL+ is an optional, additional one day of category-specific training aimed at operators working in higher risk or challenging environments. Machine categories available are 1b+, 3a+, 3b+.

    Static Boom (1b, 1b+), Mobile Vertical (3a, 3a+), Mobile Boom (3b, 3b+)

    Course Length: One day

    Certification: PAL Card

    Virtual Reality Simulator course available

  • Harness Category Image

    Harness Use and Inspection

    This course instructs a user to select, inspect and use a harness and associated equipment safely when using a MEWP.

    MEWP

    Course Length: Half a day

  • Load/unload image

    Safe Loading & Unloading Training Course

    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 too many people are injured during the process of these activities. IPAF’s Safe Loading & Unloading course examines how these accidents occur and critically, how to prevent them to ensure safe and effective best practice.

    MEWP

    Course Length: One or two days depending on machine category

  • Warehouse scenario from the new IPAF MEWPs for Managers training course

    MEWP Supervisor

    For those in North America, who plan, supervise and manage the use of mobile elevating work platforms MEWPs in the workplace. Available as either eLearning or a half-day course at an IPAF training center.

    MEWP

    Course Length: One day

  • Warehouse scenario from the new IPAF MEWPs for Managers training course

    MEWPs for Managers

    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).

    MEWP

    Course Length: One day

  • Inspecting a MEWP

    Pre-Delivery Inspection (PDI)

    Learn to correctly perform in-service inspections of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) to ensure safety and to meet legal requirements.

    Course Length: One-day course

  • IPAF CAP Course

    Competent Assessed Person (CAP) Certification

    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.    

    MEWP, Construction Hoists, MCWP

    Course Length: One-day

  • Site Assessment

    Site Assessment (for MEWP Selection)

    Site Assessment (for MEWP Selection) Training Course

    Selecting a Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) can be complex and challenging.

    MEWP

    Course Length: Half-a-day

  • An IPAF mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) instructor showing trainees the controls in the basket.

    MEWP Instructor

    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.

    MEWP

    Course Length: Five days

    Certification: PAL Card