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The International Powered Access Federation
(IPAF)Qualifications and Training Course Selector.

Below are the descriptions for the The International Powered Access Federation courses:

IPAF - The International Powered Access Federation

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) promotes the safe and effective use of powered access equipment worldwide in the widest sense - through providing technical advice and information - through influencing and interpreting legislation and standards - and through safety initiatives and training programmes.

IPAF is a not-for-profit organisation owned by its members, which include manufacturers, rental companies, distributors, contractors and users. IPAF members operate a majority of the MEWP rental fleet worldwide and manufacture about 85% of platforms on the market.

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* All courses are delivered by the awarding bodies approved centres.

Beginners Level The International Powered Access Federation - (IPAF) Qualifications.

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IPAF - Mobile Elevating Work Platform - 3a - 3b.

Ideal for:

The IPAF Mobile Elevating Work Platform Boom 3a + 3b - Operator is for those who use, supervise or manage the use of powered access, including scissor lifts, self-propelled boom lifts, trailer mounted boom lifts and aerial work platforms. Those who need to use only one category of powered access equipment should attend the Single Category course and those who need to use two categories of powered access equipment should attend the Dual Category course.

IPAF - Mast Climbing Work Platform.

Ideal for:

1 day training course. Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) Operators This course instructs an operator to prepare and safely operate ... Mast Climbing Work Platform (MCWP)

IPAF - Harness Use and Inspection.

Ideal for:

The IPAF - Harness Use and Inspection course instructs a user to select, inspect and use a harness and associated equipment safely when using a MEWP.

IPAF - Static Boom 1b - Operator.

Ideal for:

The IPAF - Static Boom 1b - Operator course is for those who use, supervise or manage the use of powered access, including scissor lifts, self-propelled boom lifts, trailer mounted boom lifts and aerial work platforms. Those who need to use two categories of powered access equipment should attend the Dual Category course.

IPAF - Push Around Vertical (PAV) - Operator.

Ideal for:

The IPAF - Push Around Vertical (PAV) - Operator course is aimed at personnel who are or will be responsible for using Push Around Vertical Platform (PAVs) MEWPs in the workplace. There are no prerequisite required for this course although a working knowledge of MEWPs is an advantage

IPAF - Mobile Vertical 3a - Operator.

Ideal for:

The IPAF - Mobile Vertical 3a - Operator course is for those who use, supervise or manage the use of powered access, including scissor lifts, self-propelled boom lifts, trailer mounted boom lifts and aerial work platforms. Those who need to use only one category of powered access equipment should attend a Single Category course and those who need to use two categories of powered access equipment should attend the 3a + 3b course.

IPAF - Mobile Boom 3b - Operator.

Ideal for:

The IPAF - Mobile Boom 3b - Operator course is for those who use, supervise or manage the use of powered access, including scissor lifts, self-propelled boom lifts, trailer mounted boom lifts and aerial work platforms. Those who need to use only one category of powered access equipment should attend a Single Category course and those who need to use two categories of powered access equipment should attend the 3a + 3b course.

IPAF - Scissor Lift Mobile and Static Boom 1b-3a-3b - Operator.

Ideal for:

The IPAF - Scissor Lift Mobile and Static Boom 1b+3a+3b - Operator is for personnel who will be responsible for the safe use of vertical lifts would benefit from attending the IPAF 3a Scissor Lift , 3B Mobile Boom and 1B Static Boom Operator training course

Intermediate Level The International Powered Access Federation - (IPAF) Qualifications.

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IPAF - Competent Assessed Person (CAP).

Ideal for:

The IPAF - Competent Assessed Person (CAP) course is for platform engineers or anyone who is responsible for the safety and maintenance of powered access equipment (MEWP or MCWP) and for ensuring that examinations have been carried out.

IPAF - MEWPs for Managers.

Ideal for:

The IPAF - MEWPs for Managers course is targeted at project managers, foremen and supervisors working in a broad range of industries such as construction, facilities management, retail, airports and arboriculture.

IPAF - MEWPs for Demonstrators.

Ideal for:

The IPAF - MEWPs for Demonstrators course is suitable for anyone that needs to demonstrate or handover a MEWP to a third party.

Advanced Level The International Powered Access Federation - (IPAF) Qualifications.

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IPAF - PAL Plus Training Course.

Ideal for:

If you need to work at height and use access equipment:

  • IPAF believes that you should receive basic training.
  • In addition to your main job, e.g. electrician, painter, decorator, cleaner, you will acquire a new skill.
  • Platforms are designed to be easy to use and offer a safe way to work at height, but with basic training, you will use the equipment more effectively and safely.

If you are an employer:

  • You can be sure that legal requirements have been fulfilled if your platform operators have the PAL Card.
  • Most legislation, covering health and safety obligations, accident prevention and work at height regulations, require you to provide employees with proper and adequate training in the use of work equipment.
  • IPAF training to the highest standards means that your platform operators will also work more efficiently and productively.
IPAF - Instructors.

Ideal for:

In order to deliver IPAF training courses, you need to be employed by an IPAF training centre or become a registered IPAF independent instructor member.

This course trains and assesses an instructor to understand the delivery of the IPAF training programme, and assesses knowledge on machines and ability to convey information to candidates.


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