IPAF Training Courses
Boss Training is at the forefront of access equipment training in the UK. As a training member of IPAF we can deliver four distinct IPAF approved training courses. Please click on the course headings for more information about IPAF Training:
There are several components to this IPAF training course, which are:
- 3a (Mobile Vertical) – Scissor Lift Training for users of mobile scissor lift type MEWPs
- 3b (Mobile Boom) – For operators of mobile booms/cherry pickers
- 1b (Static Boom/Van Mount) – For operators of static boom/van mount MEWPs (Can be completed as a stand-alone session or combined with 3a and 3b courses)
Full day (7 hour) course
Essentially, this is training for those who manage people who work at height and are responsible for the health and safety of those on site. It is theoretical classroom based course.
Half day (4 hour) course
This course is a must for all those who need to use safety harnesses and lanyards to work on MEWP equipment. Mix of theory and practical training from selection and inspection, to wearing, using and maintaining safety harnesses.
Half day (4 hour) course
A dedicated IPAF accredited training course for those involved in using PAV’s. The course covers the use of category 1a PAV machines and includes pre-use inspections, hazards and risks, safe operating procedures and handovers. Please note this training can be incorporated into 3a operator training by way of familiarisation.
What is IPAF?
The International Powered Access Federation, IPAF is responsible for promoting safe and effective implementation of powered access across the globe. Since 1983 IPAF has remained a not-for-profit members’ organisation that is dedicated to representing the respective interests of all involved in powered access from distributors, manufactures and users to hire and training companies. IPAF has been instrumental in promoting the design, safety and testing procedures that are now taken as standard in industrial practice.
IPAF Training: an introduction
The nature of the IPAF training programme for platform operators is the result of extensive research on behalf of leading industry figures. It is certified by TÜV, which means it has been shown to conform to the international standard (ISO 18878), referring to mobile elevating work platforms and operator training.
IPAF does not provide training itself, training is instead provided by training centres, like Boss Training, that have passed rigorous inspection to gain IPAF approval. Our IPAF accredited training courses are subject to regular auditing. We ensure that our class sizes are compact enough that everyone has their needs met and a variety of people from different backgrounds and with different levels of understanding are catered for.
Courses can be made up of a mixture of theory and practical elements, with a written test component ensuring a level of competence that satisfies IPAF standards are met. On successful completion of IPAF training, attendees will receive a PAL (Powered Access Licence) card, along with a certificate, safety guide and log book. The PAL card is especially useful as it is valid for 5 years, features a photograph of the card holder and can be verified by calling IPAF.
Boss Training IPAF accredited training courses are in high demand and yet careful planning means most courses are usually available at relatively short notice.
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