IPAF Operator Training Course
Boss Training is a leading IPAF Training provider in the UK and we can deliver four distinct IPAF accredited training courses for working at height and operating powered access platforms, with the core and most popular training programme being the IPAF Operator Training Course that covers the use and operation of cherry pickers, scissor lifts and van mounts.
Who needs IPAF Training?
IPAF Training is a requirement to ensure compliance with Health & Safety regulations, so anyone who operates a mobile elevating work platform (MEWPs) – such as a cherry picker or scissor lift – requires a PAL Card or IPAF Licence that must be renewed every 5 years.
When can I do the IPAF Course?
Boss Training offers approved IPAF Operator Training Courses on a scheduled open course basis in training centres throughout the UK, which is a very cost-effective method if you only need to train one or two people.
However, for those with machines onsite ready for use and in need of training a larger group of operators, we can also facilitate the course at your own premises anywhere in the UK. Our IPAF Courses can often be provided at short notice, and we offer a management service to help you plan and manage your training schedules in line with licence renewal requirements.
Contact us today to find out when our next scheduled course takes place or to arrange a group training session for your team.
What Should I Expect from my IPAF Course?
Your IPAF Operator Course can cover three categories of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs):
- Scissor Lift Training (3a)– for the operation and use of mobile verticals
- Cherry Picker Training (3b)– for the operation and use of mobile booms
- Van Mount Training (1b)– for the operation of static booms, which can be completed as a stand-alone session or combined with 3a and 3b courses
The course explores the reasons why we need IPAF training; the legislations and laws that regulate the use of MEWPs; and the duties of the operator. It then approaches the practical side of using these types of access platforms, including risk assessments, checks and inspections, control and storage, as well as emergency procedures, safe systems of work and the capabilities of MEWPs. The theory is tested via a multiple choice written assessment and then put into practice with a practical session about actually operating the relevant work platform.
On completion of the IPAF Operator Course, successful candidates will receive a PAL Card or IPAF Licence, which is valid for 5 years. You will also receive a certificate and log book along with a safety guide.
What is an IPAF Card?
The Powered Access Licence, also known as PAL Card, IPAF Card and IPAF Licence, is a handy credit-card-sized photo card which should be carried at all times whilst onsite, and only registered IPAF training centres, such as Boss Training, are able to deliver the accredited courses and issue official certificates and IPAF Cards.
Book Your IPAF Training
Boss Training currently provides IPAF training courses nationwide. Contact us today by filling out our quick contact form, sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling us on 01422 358 184 to book your training course.